Published on October 21st, 2013 | by Admin
INAUGURAL TILT FESTIVAL PREMIERS ANTICIPATED McCONKEY & FANNING FILMS
WORLD’S BIGGEST SURF, SKATE & SNOW ICONS HIT THE BIG SCREEN NATIONALLY
For the first time ever, action sports fans can attend the Australian premiers of the biggest surf, skate and snow films at the inaugural TILT Action Sports Film Festival, which opens with the lauded McCONKEY and closes with the long awaited release of two-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning’s MISSING.
Fanning, Tony Hawk, Danny Way, iconic filmmaker Taylor Steele and many more global actions sports heroes feature in the documentary action films, which will run in selected cinemas throughout Australia from 11–15 November 2013.
Presented by Sony Action Cam and Garage Entertainment with support from Event Cinemas in the nation’s capitals and a host of regional independent theatres, TILT aims to make the big screen action – or ‘extreme’ – sports movie experience affordable, with each night’s double feature tickets priced at $15 for students and $20 for Adults.
With nine films playing over five sports themed nights, TILT kicks off on Monday 11 November with the US BOX office hit and Tribeca Film Festival favourite McCONKEY’. This feature length documentary celebrates the inspirational life of Shane McConkey and the legacy he left to the progression of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping.
Night two, on Tuesday 12 November, pays homage to skateboarding, featuring Sundance Film Festival favourite, Bones Brigade, the story of Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen and a generation of the world’s most innovative skaters who turned skateboarding into a global phenomenon in the 1980s. Sharing the bill is Waiting for Lightning, the biopic about Danny Way who infamously jumped the Great Wall of China.
Night three offers a retrospective look at surfing with Serendipity, the story of Aussie surfer Anthony Hussein Hinde’s journey of discovery in Maldives and featuring the likes of Bob McTavish, Tom Carroll, Rabbit Bartholomew, and many more. While the second film, INNERSECTION: BLACK debuts 13 sections of pure surfing footage filmed around the world in Taylor Steele and Nathan Myers open-source freesurfing comp.
Night four is for snow fans, with the debut of Into the Mind, the stunningly shot groundbreaking look into the minds of athletes who expose themselves to fatal risk in their quest for achievement. Also showing is the movie touted as a snow film for the ages, Few Words, which offers a visually stunning insight into the highs and life threatening lows of world champion freestyle/freeride skier Candide Thovex.
The finale evening celebrates the life and times of laconic Australian world champion surfer Mick Fanning, with an encore screening of classic Fanning the Fire before the premiere of MISSING, a film which takes Fanning out of the competition world for 21 days on a life changing global adventure driven by the man considered the greatest surf film-maker of his time, Taylor Steele.
“TILT Festival is a festival of stories, for movie-goers who love stories. Rather then being about action sports, these films are some of the most compelling stories behind its stars, set against a backdrop of adventure that will visually inspire. TILT brings these films to the big screen – where they belong,” says Michael Lawrence Director of Garage Entertainment, responsible for creating the cinema event.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.tilt2013.com/
NOTE TO EDITORS: Fanning will officially launch the Festival alongside some of the biggest names in surf, skate and snow at the preview celebration in Sydney on Wednesday 6 November 2013 with a musical performance by Kid Mac.
MEDIA KIT: Trailers, Individual film synopses, previews, images and more can be downloaded individually from the press kit which is available here
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SNOW MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER 13 McCONKEY (feature length)
SKATE TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 13 Bones Brigade – Waiting for Lightning
SURF WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 13 Serendipity – Innersection: Black
SNOW THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 13 Few Words – Into the Mind
SURF FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 13 Fanning the Fire – Missing
Bondi Junction – EVENT Cinema
Cronulla – EVENT Cinema
Newcastle – EVENT Cinema
Shellharbour – EVENT Cinema
Avoca – INDEPENDENT – please note the Wednesday night screenings are not available at the Avoca location
Jam Factory – VILLAGE
Geelong – VILLAGE
Marion – EVENT Cinema
Coolangatta – EVENT Cinema
Pac Fair – EVENT Cinema
Noosa – EVENT Cinema
Innaloo – EVENT Cinema
Hobart – VILLAGE Cinema