Monday, January 10th, 2011 – Capistrano Beach, Ca – Jack McCoy, well known and respected filmmaker newest film has been selected to have its World Premiere at the prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival. His latest feature, A Deeper Shade Of Blue, ventures into a new realm for this talented award winning artist. This is not a surf movie, it is a film about surfing's deepest roots: in the subconscious; in ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building; in man's perpetual quest for a joyful relationship with the natural world. With a presentation of eleven interwoven chapters, today's leading surfers are linked to those who came before, for a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a surfer and the soulful underlying power of modern surf culture.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is now its 26th years and considered to be in the top ten Film Festivals in the US. The majestic Arlington Theater will be the venue for this World Premiere of McCoy's new film. Located at 1317 State Street, the Arlington is right in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, California, the film is set to screen on Tuesday, February 1st with a Red Carpet at 7 pm and show time at 8 pm. Ticket prices are $15 and maybe purchase on line at sbiff.org or at the Festival Ticket Kiosk at the Arlington Theater, starting on January 17th.
A Deeper Shade Of Blue shares the story of the evolution of modern surf culture in eleven chapters that are captured by the amazing cinematography and stories of discovery. Hawaiian roots of this sport take us to moments with the Waikiki – California connection of surfer shapers; Rabbit Kekai, Joe Quigg, Gerry Lopez, Barry Kanaiapuni, Phil Edwards, Miki Dora, the Marshall Brothers, and David Nuuhiva. Crossing over to the talented young Pipeline phenomenon, Jamie O'Brien and on to the Australia crossing of the sport with George Greenough, Wayne Lynch, and Michael Peterson.
McCoy's awe inspiring visuals are brought even more to light with the revolutionary underwater mini sub tracking shots spotlighting Manoa Drollet on the modern short board in Tahiti's heaviest barrels. Kelly Slater, coincides with the rise of professional contests and leads to a super-session at Jeffries Bay with today's best pros. With respect to the ladies in the water the film shares how Hawaiian Princess Kaiulani and then Gidget kick surfing into high gear and inspire a cavalcade of women surfers, presented by current World Champ Stephanie Gilmore. Plus a great session with pro surfer Derek Hynd revisits the hot curl and Hawaiian finless surfing re-birth. Ending with innovation with the Hawaiian tradition of Aloha has been surfing's guiding creed since Duke Kahanamoku presented surfing to the world.
Jack McCoy's past film credits that have made him a star in the surf world are Storm Riders, Occy, and Blue Horizons to name a few. This is a big picture of a memorable story, beautifully told. It is a film about feeling good to be alive…and it will make you feel good.