Bending Colours, a Red Bull Media House production realized by Kai Neville Studio, gains unprecedented access to the personal and professional life of South African surfer Jordy Smith.
Through the use of new camera and production technology, it presents an entirely new take on the surfing movie genre, capturing many images never before seen or even thought possible!
One of the world’s most intuitive and expressive board riders, 24-year-old Jordy, who calls Jeffreys Bay, above, home, is seen on the podium at competitive events all around the world. From Reunion Island to Mexico to Indonesia and back again, the South African surfs like a shaken-up bottle of champagne as he squirts rooster tails and drowns rails.
"We've been to Indonesia, Australia, Cape Town in South Africa, Reunion, Tahiti, a little slice of Puerto Rico, France and Hawaii," says Smith, of the long journey he and the team have been on during the shooting.
Modern Collective, Lost Atlas and Dear Suburbia director Kai Neville sought to bring something totally different to the surfing genre, with a hugely inventive mix of cinematic highs, visual manipulation and pulse-quickening surf action. Above, Kai prepares to take to the sky with a Cineflex camera to capture the best views of Smith's surfing amid the spectacular surroundings of Cape Town.
The trailer, online now at www.redbull.com/bendingcolours, will give you a taste of what to expect from the hugely-anticipated movie event ahead of the world premiere which takes place at the O’Neill Cold Water Classic in Santa Cruz, California, on November 5, 2012.
The world premiere will be accompanied by a live webcast on www.redbull.com/surfing, while Bending Colours is released internationally on iTunes, DVD and Blu-ray on November 6, 2012.
During shooting Smith spent days on end in the water: "Ten hours every day and, yeah, it was draining. I got a whole bunch of healing to do because I got really cut up on the rocks."
All the cuts and bruises have been worth it, though, for the 2010 ASP World Tour runner-up who has been ranked the number one surfer in the world and the South African, like the rest of us, cannot wait for the premiere!
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