Master surf film maker Jack McCoy’s Red Carpet World Premier Event of “A Deeper Shade of Blue” will be next Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
With “A Deeper Shade of Blue,” McCoy ventures into a new realm: “This is not a surf movie, it is a film about surfing… its deepest roots.” The film provides a historic take on board evolution.
“A Deeper Shade of Blue” begins by examining the origins of surfing with early Hawaiians riding wooden alaia plank boards. Using a layered editing and implied motion technique, McCoy utilizes vintage photographs and illustrations to trace the evolution of the surfboard from alaia to the Waikiki Beach Boys’ modified “hot curl” boards to today’s walk-on-water hydrofoil boards.
The evolution ultimately comes full circle, as the film uncovers today’s contemporary fascination with the original Polynesian form, and how some modern surfers are eschewing expensive, chemical-laden boards and adopting (and expanding upon) the traditional, eco-friendly alaia design.
Of course, there are also tons of gorgeous individual profile sequences, showcasing local surfers riding their home breaks. You come out with a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a surfer and the soulful underlying power of modern surf culture. It is a film about feeling good to be alive…and it will make you feel good.
Moreover, in addition to the watching the actual flick, you could win prizes from the House of Marley, Sol Cabana, West Surfing products and two round-trip tickets to anywhere Hawaiian Airlines flies.
For more information, http://www.adeepershadeofblue.com/