"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
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