EXCLUSIVE: LA- and Aussie-based surfing co. Globe and Whyte House Entertainment have teamed on new globe-trotting, psychedelic surfing docufilm Strange Rumblings In Shangri-La, which will world-premiere simultaneously in London and Long Beach at the U.S. Open of Surfing on July 31. Surf cinema veteran Joe G directed the film on Kodak Super 16mm, capturing a previously uncharted surfing expedition across waters off of Iceland, Mozambique, Indonesia, and Brazil with pro surfers from the Globe Surf Team including Dion Agius, Nate Tyler, Taj Burrow, Yadin Nicol, Damien Hobgood, Creed Mctaggart, CJ Hobgood, Alex Smith, Noa Deane, and Brendon Gibbens.
“There is such a rich history when it comes to surf films and director Joe G and team continue to demonstrate why they’re some of the best,” said producer/Globe co-owner Matt Hill. “In addition to showcasing some of the world’s best surfers in previously undocumented surf locations, the film stands side-by-side with its predecessors, and continues the evolution of the sport. My brothers and I are honored to help continue this rich tradition.” Hill Bros.-owned Whyte House Entertainment has produced a number of subculture-based docus including 2009 car pic Love The Beast by Eric Bana produced with Pick Up Truck Pictures.
International DJ duo The Dukes of Chutney provide an original soundtrack for Strange Rumblings, whose behind the camera team previously collaborated on award-winning surf films Year Zero and Secret Machine. Producers are Matt Hill, Peter Hill, Stephen Hill, and Gary Valentine. Globe and Whyte House Entertainment will take the film on an international tour with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oceanside, New York, Montauk, Florida, and Costa Rica, Canada, Brazil, France, Australia, Japan, and Bali before it rides out a global digital release via iTunes on September 25.
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