Long on 'Chasing Mavericks'
Greg Long on 'Chasing Mavericks'
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 October, 2012 : - - When Greg Long, along with Peter Mel and Zach Wormhoudt, were called upon to both consult and act in the Hollywood feature Chasing Mavericks, the three big-wave heavies had one collective, unwavering demand of the film's producers and directors: Do Jay Moriarity justice, as well as big wave surfing, or don't do it at all.
Hollywood, we know, is infatuated with myriad inspirational true-life stories, including those from our humble sport of riding waves. But while they can be commended for their work in the former, their record in the latter is generally atrocious.
Fortunately for Long, Mel and Wormhoudt, the Hollywood folks in charge of Chasing Mavericks came to listen, and what they produced -- what you can see in theaters across the country beginning October 26 -- is a film that all parties involved agree does Jay, and Mav's, and us, real justice.
While speeding north on a gloomy Southern California Saturday, en route to a week of premiere appearances upstate, the always-cerebral Greg Long took the time to reflect on his first foray on the silver screen and to explain why he believes Chasing Mavericks is the best surf movie Hollywood has ever made.
Read the full interview at Surfline
Author: Andrew Lewis
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