Annual action sports films—those highlight reels released throughout the year by athletes, brands, and media houses—are produced through a partnership of funding, talent, and distribution. As the brands, which provide the funding, strive for more authenticity with their audiences, they’ve increasingly turned to the athletes for direction. Hollywood directors are looking to capture some of that same authenticity in scripted films, filming action sequences in-camera with big-name athletes rather than with green screens and CGI. The surf film Blue Crush used surfers Keala Kennelly and Kate Skarratt; Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon hired BASE jumper J.T. Holmes. (más…)
JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. (más…)
And now, director of the newest incarnation of Point Break, Ericson Core, said he hopes to bring the film into 2015.
“Many of the extreme sports we’re presenting in the film were not even dreamed of at the time the first Point Break was made, so it’s a little bit more expansive. And it’s definitely the sports of today rather than the sports of the beginning of the ‘90s,” Core told GrindTV.
No CGI was used in the film, which required lots of preparation and led to a historical BASE jumping stunt.
Five wing-suited pilots navigated the crack in Walenstadt, Switzerland, for a scene in which Bodhi and his band of outlaws cut loose a huge pile of cash above a poverty-riddled town. (más…)
Who needs CGI when you have Chris Sharma and Dani Andrada as stuntmen? Watch these guys climb alongside 3,200-foot Angel Falls in Venezuela—the tallest waterfall in the world—in this exclusive rock climbing behind-the-scenes from the new Point Break. All climbing stunts in the film were done in real life—no CGI, no green-screen.
Sharma, who doubles as a climber for Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), calls the filming experience on Auyan Tepuy, site of Angel Falls, “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” in a previous interview with Rock and Ice. “Auyan Tepuy is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been.”
Andrada, of Spain, doubles as the other climber for Bodhi (played by Edgar Ramirez)—nemesis to lawman Utah. (más…)
El Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia recibe con bombo y platillo la película “Desde allá”
MORELIA (Notimex).— Aunque el cine de Hollywood cuente con más recursos e infraestructura en comparación con el latinoamericano, éste último tiene ventajas impresionantes, como la libertad de explorar historias con alto nivel de riesgo y provocación, opinó el actor y productor venezolano Edgar Ramírez.
Entrevistado en el marco de la gala mexicana de la película “Desde allá” (León de Oro en el Festival de Venecia) en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia (FICM), el presentador del filme refirió que tanto en Estados Unidos como en América Latina hay buenas historias que contar, sin embargo, “los gustos cambian de acuerdo a las culturas, y es un orgullo enorme que hoy en día existan nuevos públicos para el cine que se hace fuera de Hollywood”. (más…)
When Lorenzo Vigas’ intimate drama “From Afar” (“Desde Alla”) took home the Golden Lion best film award at the 72nd Venice Film Festival in September, it was a culmination of triumphs for Latin American cinema across major film festivals this year, including Mexico’s Gabriel Ripstein taking home Best First Feature for his cross-border drama “600 Miles” at Berlin, while his producing partner Michel Franco won best screenplay for his drama “Chronic” in Cannes in May. It also marks a triumph for Franco’s Lucia Films, which produced or co-produced all three films. “From Afar” is Vigas’s feature debut. (más…)