HOLLYWOOD HULA ::: Pacific Islander Film Hui


Posted in Festivals, Film, People by hollywoodhula on June 23, 2008

Hawai’i Surf Movie Premier

Highwater Trailer

Surf film guru Dana Brown (Step Into Liquid) devotes an entire movie to Oahu’s North Shore in Highwater, an homage to surfing’s Superbowl held annually at the “Hawaiian church of surfing”.

Shot at the 2005 Triple Crown over 55 days , Highwater follows the men and women wave warriors at Pipeline and Waimea. Hawai’i surfers include Kalani Chapman, Carissa Moore, Poncho Sulllivan, Sunny Garcia, Rochelle Ballard and wunderkind John John Florence, at 13 the youngest finalist ever in the premier big wave series.

Brown premiered his nearly finished film (missing final audio mix, color correction and credits, with narration recorded that morning) to an appreciative crowd under the stars in the Ford Amphitheater at Los Angeles Film Festival 22 May 08.

The Brown dynasty was out in force with pioneer filmmaker dad Bruce Brown (Endless Summer) and grandchildren, who crewed for son Dana on the film.


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