Have you ever thought how and where monsters are made and where they end up? Have you ever seen surfers in the barrel or the tube and wonder how it looks from the inside looking out?
Have you thought that riding a wave is a lot more than standing on a surfboard, where there are all sorts of ways that a person can glide on the crest of a wave? Have thought that over a hundred years we have been exposed to surfing photography which is one of the most passionate creative jobs in the world of to get the chance to see the worlds best all in one night?
Have you ever wondered how Kelly Slater continues to dominate after winning 11 world titles now in his 40s? Have you thought why aren’t female surfers beating male surfers in their own game?
What about why big wave surfers do what they do when they are only inches away from death.
All these questions and more will be shown in detail in our best Australian Surf Movie Festival ever.
– THE IMMERSION TOUR.
Stories and footage of mind blowing waves, the biggest swells and the world’s best surfers all on the big screen in 2012. ASMF is back in April/May for The Immersion Tour. The best production to date, immersing surfers and people alike in the sport of surfing in a way that has never been seen or heard before on the big screen.
Celebrating ten years, Tim Bonython’s Australian Surf Movie Festival (ASMF) tour started from humble beginnings developing into sell out crowds throughout Australia’s coast and internationally.
This year you will be taken on an unforgettable kaleidoscopic journey into how the ocean has become such an addictive part of our lives.
The ASMF continues to combine epic surf films made by Tim with live music by presenting young up-and-coming music as part of the Australian Surf Movie Festival experience.
Over the past four years, surfing enthusiast and filmmaker Tim Bonython has spent every available moment doing what he loves – conducting interviews and filming images of breath-taking and death defying wave riding from all corners of the globe to create a 13-part series on his beloved sport of surfing. This series has now been re-created into a two-part live theatrical show - IMMERSION.
IMMERSION is not just big waves and boards as the film covers everything about the sport – from body surfing and body boarding, surf ski, kneeboarding, kite surfing, wind surfing and even the latest new phenomena, stand up paddle boarding.
IMMERSION also looks at 11 times World Champion Kelly Slater how at 40 years of age he still dominates the sport like no other.
IMMERSION is a sight and sound experience including a specially composed film score, extra live commentary from the director and acoustic music performances from local up-and-coming artists.
And that’s only part of it!! Immersed in sound & surf , it’s going to be uniquely AMAZING! IMMERSION is a “must see” event for surfing enthusiasts of all tastes, genres and generations.
12/4/12 Seymour Centre Sydney NSW
13/4/12 Harbord Diggers Freshwater NSW
14/4/12 Club Palm Beach (Palm Beach RSL) NSW
15/4/12 Avoca Beach Theatre NSW
16/4/12 The Shellharbour Club NSW
17/4/12 Lizottes Newcastle NSW
19/4/12 Twin Towns Coolangatta QLD
20/4/12 Great Northern Hotel Byron Bay NSW
21/4/12 Coolum Civic Centre QLD
22/4/12 Kawana Community Centre QLD
27/4/12 Noarlunga Adelaide SA
28/4/12 Event Mercury Cinemas Adelaide SA
3/5/12 Esplanade Hotel St Kilda VIC
5/5/12 Rosebud Cinema VIC
6/5/12 ACMI Centre Melbourne VIC
12/5/12 State Centre of Western Australia Perth WA
TICKETS ON SALE 7TH MARCH 2012
Tickets can be purchased via www.ASMF.net.au
EnquIries by phone (02) 8005 7571
Festival duration is 2 hours including a 30 minute acoustic set at interval.