Gabriel Villaran Wins Movie Spot

Gabriel Villaran's Winning Video Section Secures Spot in Innersection Movie

High ratings and record view count award Villaran's entry top honors and a spot in the upcoming surf movie

Encinitas, California (September 27, 2010) With an entire continent and some big waves behind him, Gabriel Villaran earns the highest ratings and most individual segment views ever for his submission ( to the global surf video contest. Villaran filmed his video part for's contest in breaks off of Hawaii, Peru and Indo. This is the second segment that the Peru-native will have in a film project associated with Taylor Steele following his tube laden shots in this year's film, Castles in the Sky.

"Having the surfers and fans in Peru behind me was an enormous benefit, for which I'm very grateful," says Villaran. "Now it's back to work for Kyle and I, polishing up the footage to make it really shine for the DVD and all-important last vote."

Having won the fall 2010 round of entries with an average rating of 5.7 and 5600 views, Villaran is now guaranteed a segment in the collaborative video project, Innersection. Villaran has two months to improve on his segment before the final DVD releases on December 2010. The final Innersection DVD will include the year’s top 20 sections. From this group viewers will decide which surfer/filmer team's section deserves the grand prize of $100,000.

Villaran's segment was filmed and edited by his talented friend Kyle Buthman over the last year. It's set to Berlin-based American DJ, Mount Sims' song, "How We Do." To see more of Villaran's surfing check Out of my Head, which stars the 23-year-old's fast and furious surfing and shares some of his intriguing life story. He's also featured in Quiksilver's Latin Guns.

The Peruvian will be competing at home in the ISA World Surfing Games held this year at Playa Hermosa in Peru from October 19 – 27. Last year he won an individual bronze in the Games and helped win a third place in the Aloha Cup tag-team event. Along with surfing in the fall contests, he'll be working with Kyle to film and putting time in at the edit bay polishing up his section for the Innersection DVD and final vote.

Gabriel Villaran is supported by Quiksilver, DC Shoes, Red Bull,  Superbrand Surfboards, GoPro Cameras, and Motorola.  gabriel-villaran

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