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SEWN - Longboarding Surfing Documentary


Thu 26 Jan 2012, 7:00pm

Where: Dome Cinema, Childers Rd & Customhouse Street, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: SEWNLongboarding

SEWN - the shores of Aotearoa seen through the eyes of longboarders

SEWN (which is an acronym for south east west north), is the title of the first New Zealand-made longboarding film in over a decade.

SEWN will be shown over the 2011/2012 summer around New Zealand at a number of venues including cinemas, pubs, wineries, and marae.

Art deco galore at the Dome with drinks at the Poverty Bay Club afterwards!

Longboarding is a surfing discipline using boards longer than 9 feet (2.84m). Longboarders are entrancing to watch as they literally seem to be walking on water.

Directed and produced by award-winning French filmmaker and longboarder Nicolas Brikke, who has been based in New Zealand for more than five years, SEWN takes us south, east, west and north around the four stunning coasts of the North Island of New Zealand.

SEWN takes us within the longboarding experience, and brings us up close and personal to the surfing action via Brikke’s outstanding camera work.

On each coast, we meet up with a surfer from an older generation who came through the shortboarding revolution, yet remained true to the longboard. We’ll also meet a surfer from a younger generation who lives and surfs with a similar spirit and passion. SEWN explores why these people chose longboarding, and how it is an important part of their lives. SEWN shows that to be a surfer in New Zealand is to have an intrinsic connection to the land, sea and surf through the Māori meanings behind landmarks and place names.

The doco’s production team includes Will Moore, a director and editor who has worked on the music videos of some of New Zealand’s best-known artists, including Brooke Fraser, Scribe and the Mint Chicks. It includes Paul Wedel, a Canadian director, editor and producer who has had films screened in New Zealand film festivals; and Kirsten Berrett, a New Zealand Film and Television School graduate.

After a film festival run in 2012, SEWN will also be available on DVD from selected stores.

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