The Fordham Company’s Tom Carroll’s latest documentary
STORM SURFERS 3D TO SCREEN AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
1 August, 2012 – STORM SURFERS 3D, a character driven adventure documentary following big-wave surf explorers Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones, will have its North American premiere at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival 2012. STORM SURFERS 3D will screen as part of the TIFF Docs programme. The 37th Toronto Film Festival will run from September 6 – 16 and is one of the leading film festivals of the world.
This ground-breaking surf documentary filmed entirely in 3D and narrated by Toni Collette, tracks two-time champion Tom Carroll and tow surfing pioneer Ross Clarke-Jones as they hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia.
Producers Marcus Gillezeau and Ellenor Cox expressed their delight at the film screening at Toronto, saying “It’s a privilege for Storm Surfers to be accepted into such a prestigious festival and to be recognised for its broader appeal alongside universal themes such as friendship, courage and passion.”
Paul Wiegard, Managing Director of distributor Madman Entertainment, said “Madman is thrilled that STORM SURFERS 3D will be screening in Toronto, one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals. This is testament to the innovative nature of the film, truly a first of its kind. We look forward to presenting the film to Australian audiences at screening events around the country”.
The Storm Surfers team including producer, director, Carroll and Clarke-Jones formed a number of years ago with Storm Surfers documentaries produced and screened in more than 100 countries worldwide, garnering more than 1 million video views online.
With the help of surf-forecaster Ben Matson, over one big-wave winter in 2011, the Storm Surfers crew undertook their most ambitious project, delivering an immersive, cinematic feature-length experience that places the viewer on the wave in stunning 3D.
View a teaser of the STORM SURFERS 3D trailer at www.stormsurfers.com.au
Storm Surfers 3D will have its Australian Premiere on August 14.
30 one-night-only Special Event Screenings around Australia will follow the Premiere with guest appearances by Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones.