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May 16 - June 9, 2013   Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

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Storm Surfers 3D

Storm Surfers 3D places you at the very front of the surfboard on the world's craziest waves—found only in extreme conditions in the middle of the ocean—with a pair of legendary big-wave riders, all in unbelievable, heart-stopping, giant-screen 3D.

Schedule
May 18, 2013
Saturday
9:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
May 19, 2013
Sunday
2:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed

Storm Surfers 3D takes sports filmmaking to the next level by creating a truly immersive sensory experience like none other: sliding through a mountainous pipe of water, wiping out in spectacular fashion, and surfing the world's craziest waves from the very front of the board. Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll, surfing legends who are still going strong even as they approach middle age, search for the holy grail of waves 75 kilometers off the coast of Australia, some of the most audacious and dangerous surfing terrain in the world. Braving extreme conditions and near-death experiences, they are aided in their search by meteorologist Ben Matson, who reverently follows weather patterns to determine where the biggest, wildest waves will appear. Directors Justin McMillan and Chris Nelius wisely avoid simply pasting together a series of "Oh wow!" moments (though there are plenty of those) by also presenting the delightful life-long friendship of this surfing duo, and their thrilling quest for the ultimate rush. When the surfboards hit those unbelievable waves in all their heart-stopping, giant-screen, three-dimensional glory, you can practically smell the salt water in the air.

Director Biography
Justin McMillan and Chris Nelius are a Sydney-based documentary director-writer-producer partnership that began in 2006 with the making of Sixth Element: The Ross Clarke-Jones Story, which was narrated by Dennis Hopper and released globally on DVD.

Sponsored in part by Star 101.5, Snoqualmie Tribe

Director: Chris Nelius, Justin McMillan
Principal Cast: Ross Clarke-Jones, Tom Carroll, Ben Matson
Country: Australia
Year: 2012
Running Time: 95 minutes
Producer: Marcus Gillezeau, Ellenor Cox
Screenplay: Christopher Nelius, Justin McMillan
Cinematographers: David Maguire, Dean Cropp
Editors: Rodrigo Balart
Music: Michael Yezerski, Richard Tognetti
Website: http://www.stormsurfers.tv
Awards: Toronto International Film Festival 2012 (2nd Place Blackberry People’s Choice Award); Australian Film Institute 2013 (AACTA Award Best Feature Lengh Documentary)
Filmography: Storm Surfers: Dangerous Banks (2008); The Sixth Element: The Ross Clarke-Jones Story (2006)
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: XLrator Media
International Sales: 6ixty Foot Films
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