It blew minds away at its premier in Hollywood last month and “Minds in the Water” is a must see for anyone and everyone who lives on this planet. It follows Dave Rastovich, a committed activist and surfer on a 5 year journey through Australia, the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan to inform and educate the globe on the conservation of marine mammals and the oceans we all share.
The film also has special appearances by celebrities and athletes like Kelly Slater, Hayden Panettiere, Joel Parkinson and Jack Johnson among the few.
I can’t promise you it won’t break your heart like “The Cove” but it will give you the chills and a warmth in your heart of a “WOW” and a gratefulness to say “WOW”. This is a most definite. On The MUST SEE list. See press release and Dates below for all you West Coasters.
Go See This Film!
Started @ La Paloma Theater on September 21, 2011
San Diego, CA – Following its sold-out Hollywood premiere as the opening film of the Artivist Film Festival last month, Minds In The Water will engage a limited West Coast tour at selected venues along the Southern California coast in September.
“Having the opportunity to screen Minds In The Water and interact with audiences about the important issues highlighted in the film is exactly what the vision for this project was all about,” says Minds’ director Justin Krumb. “We are absolutely stoked to see it come together after such a long process of making this film.”
The Minds In The Water screenings work in tandem with Surfers For Cetaceans (S4C), a registered 501(c) 3 international oceans’ advocacy group co-founded by Rastovich in 2005. Proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales help to fund S4C initiatives such as the Transparentsea sailing campaign scheduled to kick off at the Santa Barbara screening, September 29th.
Rastovich, along with fellow surfers and filmmakers will be touring with the film and will lead an audience Q&A immediately after selected showings.
Scheduled tour dates:
Sep 21st La Paloma, Encinitas
Sep 22nd Pepperdine University
Sep 24th Duke’s, Malibu
Sep 29th Santa Barbara, TBA
Oct 2nd San Diego Film Festival
More info go to: www.mindsinthewater.com
“By beginning our film tour in our backyard beaches we hope to stoke out our friends and fellow surfers while conveying a key concept that we all share these special Pacific waters,” says Minds’ writer and co-producer Steve Barilotti.
“Dave’s story show’s that for the gift of surfing and living near the ocean there’s a bargain struck that says that one day the ocean will call on you. In Dave’s case, he listened. Our hope is that his story will inspire many more like it.”
Surfers for Cetaceans is committed to activating ocean-minded people everywhere to support the conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and marine life. It’s through compassion, awareness, education, media and dedicated interventions that we will accomplish this goal. We seek to be a human voice for and defender of cetaceans worldwide.