13th Annual Newport Beach Action Sports Film Festival Announces Schedule



Extreme Cinema Celebration to Feature Five World Premieres

NBFF to Host Big Screen Debuts of Decade of Dominance, H2indO, Hicks on Sticks,Man and Machine, Crusty 16 – Outback Attack

Newport Beach, Calif.
– April 11, 2012 – The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) proudly announces its 2012 Action Sports Film Series (ASFS), an international showcase of films celebrating athletes, visionaries, filmmakers, cinematographers, pioneers, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, artists and designers who have shaped the action sports culture and cultivated its progression with their innovation, energy and creativity. Emerging on the forefront as the largest action sports cinema event in the nation, the NBFF Action Sports Film Series will take place during the week of the Newport Beach Film Festival (April 26 – May 3, 2012) in Orange County, CA, a location celebrated as the epicenter of the surf wear and action gear industry and the ultimate destination to experience music infused cutting-edge adventure on the big screen. Films will screen at Island Cinema (999 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach), Triangle Square (1870 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa) and at the Regency Lido Theatre (3459 Via Lido Drive in Newport Beach).

Newport Beach Film Festival Schedule

2012 Action Sport Film Series



Crust 16 – Outback Attack Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. – Triangle Square

Decade of Dominance Saturday, April 28, 6:15 p.m. – Lido Theatre

H2IndO Sunday, April 29, 6 p.m. – Lido Theatre

Man and Machine Sunday, April 29, 3:45 p.m. – Triangle Square

Hicks on Sticks Sunday, April 29, 7:45 p.m. – Triangle Square




Crusty 16 – Outback Attack

Friday – 4/27 – 7:00PM – Triangle Square

The Crusty boys are back at it, going end over end, and over the top – down

under! After traveling all around the world and jumping over, in, and through

some of the most exotic and coveted locations ever discovered, filmmakers

Jon Freeman and Dana Nicholson decided to journey to the sandy beaches,

red dirt, and laid-back outlook of Australia to capture the ultimate FMX




Manufacturing Stoke

Saturday – 4/28 – 12:00PM – Muth Interpretive Center

Visiting surfing legends and newcomers alike, filmmakers travel across the

California coast while highlighting the surfing community’s shift from

petroleum based products to more organic and responsible components. No

other sport is as intrinsically linked to nature, so why are a majority of the

materials used environmentally toxic?

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Minds In The Water

Saturday – 4/28 – 1:45PM – Triangle Square

The story of one surfer’s international efforts to help protect dolphins, whales

and their ocean environment. Through pro surfer Dave “Rasta” Rastovich’s

charismatic journey, witness an adventure spanning the globe from Australia

and the Galapagos Islands to Tonga, Alaska and Japan, and witness firsthand

how one surfer’s quest to protect dolphins and whales has blossomed

into a movement of like minds.



Lost & Found

Saturday – 4/28 – 6:00PM – Island Cinema

Upon discovering 30,000 negatives in three boxes at a flea market in Los

Angeles, CA in 2007, filmmaker Doug Walker set out on a four-year journey

around the world to track down the stories behind the photographs, reuniting

photographers and surfers with some of the best surfing images ever

captured. If stories are not told, they are lost.



Surfing The Wild East

Saturday – 4/28 – 6:00PM – Island Cinema

In an attempt to expose new surf territory with a fever for adventure and

foreign land, a group of professional surfers set out on a three-week

adventure through the Caucasus Eurasia to surf the Caspian Sea.

Decade of Dominance

Saturday – 4/28 – 6:15PM – Lido Theatre

Every year the world’s best paddle boarders gather in Hawaii to contest the

World Championship of Paddle boarding. To claim the world title the winner

must cross one of the world’s most treacherous bodies of water, the 32 mile

Ka’iwi channel, aptly named the ‘channel of bones’. Since 2002 Jamie Mitchell

has made the world title his an incredible nine times. One more victory would

cap off a perfect decade of dominance in one of the world’s toughest events.



The Art of Flight

Sunday – 4/29 – 12:30PM – Triangle Square

Equal parts action and adventure mixed with the inevitable drama

encountered along the way. Iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends

redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new

tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where

avalanches, accidents and wrong-turns strike. For the first time, viewers are

immersed in the sometimes successful, often trying quest to open up new,

unexplored mountains in remote corners of the world. Dynamic filmmaking

technology and tools are used to capture the dramatic beauty of the culture,

wildlife and stunning scenic landscapes the riders take in along the way.



Man And Machine

Sunday – 4/29 – 3:45PM – Triangle Square

Enter the world of Extreme Enduro, where man and machine are pitted

against impossible terrain and a ticking clock to find their personal limits and

identity. Some race for the podium, some for the challenge, and some to be

able to say they compete in one of the toughest races on earth. For them,

it’s not about winning, it’s about finishing.


Sunday – 4/29 – 6:00PM – Lido Theatre

An exciting journey with seven of the world’s greatest stand up paddlers as

they travel to Indonesia to paddle its most famous surf breaks. The result is

a personal and compelling look at these seven athletes and the world’s

fastest growing sport.

Hicks on Sticks

Sunday – 4/29 – 7:45PM – Triangle Square

In the summer of 1999, four skateboarders and two bands embarked on a

life-changing tour. Yearning to hit the road and inspire kids in rural areas by

exposing them to skateboarding and music, they towed a 5,000 pound

portable skateboard park behind an old van with failing brakes, traveled

1,800 miles through the mountains of Western Canada, and put on 8 shows

in 11 days. When their only financial sponsor dropped out, the tour continued

with even higher stakes, and longstanding friendships were inevitably tested.

Combining footage from the tour with recently conducted interviews, the film

spans over a decade in the lives of these young men.




Monday – 4/30 – 7:45PM – Island Cinema

A variety of mountain sport athletes showcase their daring brand of

athleticism in the world’s most amazing landscapes—riding a unicycle on a

2,500-foot cliff with a tire hanging over the edge, ski jumping a 210-foot cliff

with a swan dive, climbing Mt. Everest with a broken foot and more. Facing

dire consequences for failure, these athletes risk life and limb in a

breathtaking exploration of what “extreme” really means.



Wyoming Triumph – a workingmans ski and snowboard feature

Tuesday – 5/1 – 7:00PM – Island Cinema

Journey deep into the mountains of Wyoming with a group of dedicated

skiers to explore the treasures of the state with the most rugged, remote

landscape in the lower forty-eight states. After two years of scouting the vast

terrain of Wyoming for the most unskiable locations, this group ventures into

remote mountains where hunting rifles are more popular than skis and take

on countless broken bones and close calls on their way to the adventure of a


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Wednesday – 5/2 – 3:45PM – Triangle Square

Over the course of a two-year quest, documentarians hope to channel the

energy born from their passions towards being green, sustainable and

exhibiting forward thinking. This film strives to unite global mountain culture

and bind us together as the leaders of a revolution. We must be inspired to

do all we can for the environment, and we must learn how to take that first

tiny step in the right direction.



Format Perspective

Wednesday – 5/2 – 8:15PM – Triangle Square

An exploration of the work and life experience of six European skate

photographers. Showcasing the photography of Nils Svensson (Malmo), Stu

Robinson (Belfast), Alex Irvine (London), Rich Gilligan (Dublin), Sergej Vutuc

(Heilbronn) and Bertrand Trichet (Barcelona/Tokyo), the film gives insight to

the different approaches used by this diverse line-up of photographers and

provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process of skate photography.



The Ordinary Skier

Wednesday – 5/2 – 8:15PM – Island Cinema

For Seth Morrison, skiing is much more than a sport or job, it’s a way of life.

Through hard work and dedication, Morrison has become one of the best

skiers in the world. This film traces his journey from the middle class suburbs

of Chicago to the Colorado Rockies and into the underground ski-bum

subculture that would eventually become Freeskiing. This is the story of how

a collection of misfits turned an elite sport upside down, and how an ordinary

kid chased his dream and became one of skiing’s most iconic heroes.



Day At The Pool

Wednesday – 5/2 – 8:15PM – Triangle Square

A Day at the Pool is a documentary-style film that attempts to uncover the

true origins of modern skateboarding. Interviews with Tony Alva, Stacy

Peralta, Jay Adams, Steve Olson, Dave Hackett, Duane Peters and the rest of

the Dogtown Crew reveal that an anonymous local kid may have been largely

responsible for the skateboarding revolution that lead to their success in the

late 70s.


Thursday – 5/3 – 5:45PM – Triangle Square

Before the growth of big corporations and surf culture, a handful of pioneers

built wooden surfboards in their garages. Unknowingly, they would

eventually come to develop a lifestyle popularized all over the world. This

documentary is an exploration of the humble beginnings of surfboard

manufacturing and how the passion of these creators has come to popularize

the sport and lifestyle around the world.


Thursday – 5/3 – 6:00PM – Island Cinema

A journey into the mesmerizing world of Downhill Skateboarding and

Longboard Free-riding, the craziest underground sport in the world. At times

you feel like you’re flying down a mountain road with the athletes at over 60



Thursday – 5/3 – 6:00PM – Island Cinema

When the Quiksilver Pro surf competition makes an unprecedented stop in

the small town of Long Beach, New York, a 20-year-old local surfer must

represent his hometown against legendary surfing professionals.