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Tasmanian Premiere Date Announced

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Tasmanian Premiere Date Announced

The people of Tasmania have spoken, and we listened. After much demand for a Tasmanian premiere, we have set a date and are teaming up with the Cradle Mountain Film Festival on March 30th to bring you a very special screening of The Laps Tasmania.

The Cradle Mountain Film Festival will celebrate its fifth year running and The Laps Tasmania is among good company, with a plethora of other great films on the schedule including Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo.

The Laps Tasmania will screen at the Cradle Mountain Hotel at 3:30pm on March 30th. Tickets are $17, or you can attend the screening with the purchase a full festival pass.

Get your tickets below.

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Alison's Adventures Maldives and Double Barrel Film

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Alison's Adventures Maldives and Double Barrel Film

Three in a row! Another sellout premiere of Double Barrel, this time screening again on home soil in Byron Bay at the Patagonia store, hosted by Glen Casey.

We were very honoured to have Alison Teal from Discovery Channel's Naked and Afraid, in the store also for the evening to host her Australian premiere of Alison's Adventures Maldives, an insight into the forbidden 'Trash Island'.

It was a fantastic night celebrating environmental education through film, and females in the screen industry. Watch Alison's film in full below:

Very special thanks to Glen Casey and Patagonia Byron Bay, Stone and Wood Brewery, Alison's Adventures, and all of you who continue to support Double Barrel as it tours around the world.

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Double Barrel screenings selling out on the Australian East Coast

Following two sell out premieres on the Australian East Coast, Double Barrel is returning to Byron Bay again by popular demand, showing at the Patagonia Byron Bay Store on Friday March 18th.

This very special night will feature a double film night with Alison's Adventures Maldives, where Discovery Channel's Naked and Afraid star Alison Teal returns to the Maldives to document the forbidden 'Trash Island'.

The event is FREE but Numbers are strictly limited, and attendance is RSVP only, to angie@switchboardmedia.com.au.

The second screening comes off the back of two sellout premieres at Stone and Wood Brewery and Surf World Gold Coast, where the film was shared alongside a special Peruvian delegation cultural tour, with three Peruvian surfing world champions and the Peruvian Ambassador in attendance. A traditional reed boat was on presentation after being the first of its kind to be built on Aussie shores with reeds imported from Peru, and surfed from Bondi to Noosa as part of the cultural tour.

Save the Waves Coalition boss Nick was also in attendance, and congratulated us on a great film. After having just inducted the Gold Coast into the World Surfing Reserve program, we encourage the team at Save the Waves to consider Lobitos in the near future!


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Byron Bay's Mayor interviews Angie and Dustin on Bay FM radio

Byron Bay's Mayor interviews Angie and Dustin on Bay FM radio

Last week Byron Bay's Mayor Simon Richardson invited Dustin and I in for a chat about our documentary Double Barrel on community radio Bay FM. This is our second on-air chat with Simon who has been an avid supporter of our efforts in north Peru. Simon even suggested we look at proposing Lobitos as a sister-city for Byron Bay - wouldn't that be fantastic!

Catch the full 30-minute, ad-free song-free interview below:

Double Barrel will hold its Australian premiere at Stone and Wood Brewery, in Byron Bay, on Saturday February 27th, from 6pm. Capacity is limited, and tickets are selling fast. Grab your ticket online to be sure not to miss out: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/double-barrel-film-australian-premiere-byron-bay-tickets-20727558686

The premiere will feature incredible artists who contributed to the film score, including MT Warning, Aquila Young, and will be hosted by myself, Dustin and Rhian, with other key Double Barrel team members coming as special guests.

Hatted restaurant Harvest will be catering the event, and just released their special Double Barrel menu of 3 dishes for SALE:

White fish ceviche, fennel, macadamia $8

12 hour braised Lamb, lima bean escabeche $12

Ouinoa Solterito (vegetarian) $10

Full proceeds from food and beer from a Karma Keg will be donated to the marine protection project in Lobitos.

BUY TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/double-barrel-film-australian-premiere-byron-bay-tickets-20727558686

Screen-Space interview on Double Barrel

I took some time to chat with Screen-Space about Double Barrel ahead of its Australian premiere next week, to discuss the inspiration behind the film and our passion to help the village of Lobitos in north Peru.

Have a read of the full interview here:

http://screen-space.squarespace.com/features/2016/2/18/water-world-the-angie-davis-interview.html

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Double Barrel premieres in Australia on February 27th, at the Stone and Wood Brewery in Byron Bay. Tickets are on sale online here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/double-barrel-film-australian-premiere-byron-bay-tickets-20727558686

Double Barrel at the SBIFF with Johnny Depp

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Double Barrel at the SBIFF with Johnny Depp

With a good tube of conditioner, I managed to pull all my Lobitos salt and dirt-infused dreads out of my hair just in time to walk the red carpet at the Arlington Theatre for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival with Johnny Depp last night.

Receiving the festival's highest award, the Maltin Modern Master Award, Johnny was humble on stage as he chatted with the legendary veteran film critic Leonard Maltin about his career of over 40 films, which Johnny apparently never watches after he completes a performance.

"It's true I don't watch them...so you're going to know a lot more about them than me tonight."

Switchboard Media's Double Barrel hosted its first screening later in the evening, just down the road at the Fiesta Theatre, our first look at the film on a professional screen. The film plays again on Sunday at 11am at the Lobero Theatre, and is part of a documentary shorts program Surfing South America, featuring Chris Malloy's documentary on Ramon Navarro, 'The Fisherman's Son.'

It was an honour to walk the red carpet on such a prestigious evening, waddling my way down the gauntlet of cameras and flash photography like a fish gasping for breath out of water. Pulled aside for several TV interviews, one interviewer asked me, "what's it feel like to have your film premiered at the festival?"

"It is an absolute honour," I told her, "to work on a project so close to your heart for two years, through blood sweat and tears and with such an incredible team and amazing support, to then have everyone's work celebrated as a complete package at such a prestigious event here among the best of the best in the industry...it's just very humbling and signifies dreams can come true. I'm so proud of my team they deserve to be here too. This wouldn't be possible without collaboration."

"And what do you hope to achieve for Lobitos from your film?"

"We hope the film brings a wave of change to the region, and inspires a global shift in the way we travel, encouraging people to give back to local communities and leave places better than they found them. At the grassroots level, the film is helping to raise funds for Juntos Por Las Playas del Norte, a project set up by Peruvian surfers to have their breaks and marine environment protected by national law. We hope it can be a blueprint for the rest of the world."

Listening with Johnny talk about his career and how he would refuse to stop wearing a turban on the set of 21 Jump Street to try and get fired so he wouldn't end up "just another cog in the machine", it really hit home how human our Hollywood heroes are, and again the reality that nothing is far from reach if we remain true to our values and go after our dreams.

Double Barrel screens again on Sunday, February 7th at 11am at the Lobero Theatre. Rush tickets for the public will be on sale for $15 before the screening, depending on availability.

The film then returns to Australia, premiering in Byron Bay on February 27th at the Stone and Wood Brewery. Tickets are now on sale and selling fast: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/double-barrel-film-australian-premiere-byron-bay-tickets-20727558686

Contact: angie@switchboardmedia.com.au | dustin@switchboardmedia.com.au

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Sirenita from the Sea

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Sirenita from the Sea

Dustin and I have been playing around with some Nikon equipment lately, and wanted to collaborate with local DP Shannon Mackie on a project close to home that we could bang out in one day.

Artist and lifestyle surfer Karlee Mackie had a poem up her sleeve, and an op-shop wedding dress she had modeled in a wedding photography shoot a week earlier.

With a $12 budget and just 3hours spare to shoot, our team got together in the natural playgrounds of Lennox Head to shoot "Sirenita from the Sea", a short film through poetry.

We shot the film's entirety on the Nikon D810, in monochrome, and as we are yet to have a water housing for this camera Shannon had to squeeze it into an old housing, limiting his ability to change any settings. Thus the water scenes were shot by rolling the camera for a 20minute recording block, on infinity focus, leaving a lot of the footage as a surprise during our group playback sitting later in the evening.

The result is this playful little piece that perhaps insinuates a wedding gone wrong, and the 'sirenita' (mermaid) returning to her long term life partner, the Sea.

Dustin directing Shannon to get the perfect shots.

Dustin directing Shannon to get the perfect shots.

Stylist Esme Ferretti adds a creative touch to Karlee's makeup.

Stylist Esme Ferretti adds a creative touch to Karlee's makeup.

Karlee ready to take the plunge.

Karlee ready to take the plunge.

Shannon Mackie shooting Karlee in a beautiful rock pool on location.

Shannon Mackie shooting Karlee in a beautiful rock pool on location.

A film by Switchboard Media (switchboardmedia.com.au)
Directed and produced by Dustin Hollick and Angie Davis.
Cinematography and edit by Shannon Mackie.
Written, acted and narrated by Karlee Mackie.
Styling and Makeup by Esme Ferretti.
Soundtrack by Aquila Young.
Audio design and mastering by James Greer.
Special thanks to Nikon (mynikonlife.com.au/)

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Double Barrel Film Tour Dates Announced

Double Barrel Film Tour Dates Announced

We are very proud to announce the completion of our first documentary film, Double Barrel.

Current confirmed dates for the premiere tour are as follows:

23 January: Global Premiere, El Dragon Del Sur, Punta Hermosa, Peru. In conjunction with Matisyahu's 10 year anniversary tour.

27th February: Australian Premiere, Stone and Wood Brewery, Byron Bay. Ticket information available soon.

We have some very exciting news and more dates coming in the following week. Keep checking the Double Barrel Website for more information and official tour dates.

Check out the official Double Barrel Trailer below.


Double Barrel Official Trailer 2016

Double Barrel Official Trailer 2016

The much anticipated wait is almost over...Double Barrel, a film almost two years in the making, is finished and the Official Trailer dropped today! It's been an incredible tough yet rewarding journey, and we are proud of the end product, premiering in Peru, USA and Australia in the New Year.

Go to www.doublebarrelfilm.com to view the trailer, film synopsis, meet the crew, and check in on tour dates.

*Global Premiere announced: January 23rd, El Dragon Del Sur, Punta Hermosa, Lima Peru, more details coming soon, keep an eye on the Double Barrel website for updates.

Tell a story about the future of consumerism for a short film

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Tell a story about the future of consumerism for a short film

We are very honoured to launch our first higher education project with Laureate International Universities.

The Power of Storytelling is an online higher education course via The Delta Experience; FREE with only 12 spaces available.

THE PROJECT

Tell a story about the future of consumerism and have it turned into a short film.

The popularity of online shopping, the maker movement and shifting consumer behaviours are changing the way we consume. What is the future of consumerism in our world? This story needs to be told and we are looking for your amazing ideas to help tell it.

The goal of this project is to create a narrative describing the future of consumerism. Storytelling is a powerful way to dream of possibilities, spark imaginations and engage minds. On this project, you will learn how to craft a narrative to get your audience to connect with your vision. At the end of the project your story may be translated into a short film. Spaces are limited so register your interest now.

For further details, course outline and to register your interest, visit http://www.thedeltaexperience.com
 

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