Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Castles in the Sky World Premier...Had a great time!

Last night, I went into New York City for the World Premier of Taylor Steele's new movie Castles in The the Tribeca Cinema.  Local friend and sales rep, Chris Cooper (Skullcandy, Sanuk, Ando & Friends and plenty more) gave my buddy Bob Ellis and I the invite to come and join him for a great night!  After picking up some South Beach Mantoloking sand and a bunch of Coronitas, we jumped in the van and headed in. Bob's a master of NYC driving and got us to Saturdays Surf Shop in SOHO for a cool time sponsored by Cooper and Skullcandy.  An unreal guacamole bar, some great coffee, a few cold ones, a real cool shop with a great back courtyard and some serious surfing hipsters.  We got to hang with Taylor Steele, Dan Malloy and some of the film crew...the music guy and the cameramen.

Saturdays Surf Shop...Soho
inside the shop...

Hipsters in the courtyard
After some story, we headed over to the Tribeca Cinema to catch the premier.  The place was mobbed with all sorts...surfers, models, wannabees, film people and more hipsters...more Greek Fisherman hats and tight jeans than needs to be in one place.  The premier as well as the movie tour is being sponsored by Skullcandy (among others), so Cooper had his set up and was doing his thing...the man knows how it's done!  There was a real cool Art Exhibit/silent auction going on, with proceeds going to Wave of Health. 

Machado in Peru.
Iceland artwork...
scene from above...Bob down below- Tribeca Cinema
Cooper, making things work...
We got to sit in the VIP theater with the main guys and view the film in a small setting. The movie was set in some real cool, off the beaten track places...Iceland, India, Viet Nam, Peru and Africa. Some of the world's best surfers graced the screen...Dan Malloy, Jordy Smith, Rasta, Machado, Kalani Robb and Dane Reynolds to mention a few. I won't ruin it for you, but Taylor and crew did a great job of capturing the people, the culture, the surf and overall vibe of the countries they visited. They surfed in some unreal spots with beautiful scenery and awesome people. What sits highest in my memory is Dan Malloy in Iceland, Rasta in India and Rob Machado getting some crazy long barrell rides in Peru.

When all was done, grabbed a tasty NYC burger and headed back to the beach. Thanks to Cooper and Bob, a memorable night was had.

I've seen lots of surf movies and this one shouldn't be missed! Scheduled to come out in June...we'll be sure to run it at our backyard movie night this summer!


Scott said...

NYC is quite the surf town. LOVE Tribeca Cinemas. They really support surf film genre. Sounds like a lot of fun!!!

SinglefinGlide said...

It was a good time...I'll do it again for the next premier! Thanks for commenting.