Legendary filmmaker Jack McCoy hits US East Coast
Jack McCoy’s 'A Deeper Shade Of Blue' Makes East Coast Premiere at X Life Film Festival
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 August, 2012 : - - Surf Filmmaker Jack McCoy newest film, A Deeper Shade Of Blue, will have its East Coast Premiere at the up-coming X Life Film Festival, that is taking place during the East Coast Surfing Championship this week. McCoy’s 25th film shares with viewers the history of surfing in Hawaii and how it created a culture and sport that is a world-wide pastime.
McCoy is well known for such past hits of Blue Horizons, Occymentray and Tubular Swells. Featuring the most amazing underwater cinematography, that has become this awarding winning filmmaker calling card to surfers everywhere. A dynamic soundtrack with such musical luminaries as Coldplay, Foo Fighters and Jack Johnson, this is the action sports film of the year! Plans for a theatrical release are set for October/November of this year, but this is a treat for all to enjoy in Virginia Beach.
The X Life Film Festival is offering over 40 films from all over the world with skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing to name a few of the action sports being highlighted. The Festival will run for four days and there will be some of the filmmakers in attendance and the dates of the Festival run from August 23rd to August 26th, 2012. Screening of the Festival will take place at the beautiful Ramada Hotel located steps from the sand and the dynamic Virginia Beach Aquarium IMAX Theater.
Also, set to screen at the IMAX Theater for the festival are Step Into Liquid by Dana Brown. This is in the top ten action sports highest grossing documentary films to date. Brown who is the son of legendary filmmaker Bruce Brown of Endless Summer made this film almost 10 years ago (2004) and took the world by storm. Brown is also known for his stellar film on the Baja 100 film, Dust To Glory and Highwater a film showing the big waves on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and its impact on the community of surfers who make 17 miles of coast line there home during the Triple Crown of surfing.
Step Into Liquid features the best and brightest of the surfing world as well as the everyday surfer as they venture into the realm of stepping into liquid. Dana Brown will visit the Festival to meet and greet in Virginia Beach and share what he’s working on at this time.
Another highlight is the 25 Year Anniversary of North Shore, directed by William Phillips and written by Randal Keslier. We see Rick Kane whose cash winning at the wave pool in Arizona inspires him to go to ground zero of surf, the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Where Rick seeks to surf the waves and make him a real surfer.
While there he learns the hard lessons of the locals, but meets new friends as well, including “Turtle” (John Philben), surfboard shaper “Chandler” (Gregory Harrison) and the beautiful Kiani (Nia Peeples). This film came out in 1997 and is the guilty pleasure for many hard core surfers. This 25 Year Tribute will have guests on hand with John Philben and Gregory Harrison as they enjoy the X Life Film Festival and highlight the iconic film North Shore!
Other top films screeming at the Festival are; Behind the Palms by SurfAid, Leave a Message by Jason Kentworthy, Lost and Found by Doug Walker, Winter by The Ski Channel, RI P Tide by Dennis Jarvis, Perfect Holiday, by Karim Rajeb, Minds in the Water by Justin Krumb, Manufacturing Stoke by Pierce Kavanugh, Sewn by Nocolas Brikke, Day at the Pool by Eric Fulford, Fathoms Left to Fall by Chris McClean and Matt Strathern, The Claim : Finding Nelscott Reef by Erich Lyttle, Blue Sway by Jack McCoy, Board Room by Markus David, Sanded by Tim Ryan, Jaws Changing the Game by Wangdu Hovey, Chasing the Swell by Sachi Cuningham, Teahupoo by Alejandro Quilici, 30 Days Without Surfing by Driftwood Collective, Watching Water by Jo Tyrell, Live Like Sion By Volcom, Promise Land by Todd Morehead, European Surf Journal by Peter Sterling, Water From the Moon by Ayra Subyatko and ACAB by Stefan Kraus just to name a few of the films at the Festival.
The X Life Film Festival will take place in Virginia Beach at the Ramada Inn Hotel, right off the sand located at 615 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Hours of the Festival are 11 am to 10 pm daily with the screening at the Aquarium IMAX Theater starting at 7:30 pm. The IMAX Theater is located at 717 General Booth Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23451. The Festival will offer an entrance to all films at the Ramada for only $10 and the IMAX Theater screenings are $12.50. Tickets may be purchased at the door and through an App Purchase link. Please visit the website at www.xlifefilmfest.com
Come see action sport films on the big screen! The X Life Film Festival is a presentation of Seven Cities Media. Many thanks go out to our sponsors: Seven Cities Media, Ramada Inn Hotel, Aquarium Imax Theater, Virginia Beach
Source: Cinema Paradisio
Author: Keiko Beatie
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