Misfit Pictures announces the World Premiere of WHAT THE SEA GIVES ME at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The much-anticipated 63-minute documentary is composed of intimate and candid interviews of the ocean’s most extraordinary ambassadors.
WHAT THE SEA GIVES ME showcases gripping cinematography and stunning footage from California, New England, Oahu, Alaska, Mexico, South Africa and India. The film offers a personal and inspiring look through the eyes of those who thrive under the most extreme oceanic conditions, those who ensure the proper care of the oceans for future generations, and those who derive a simple, pure joy from the sea.
WHAT: World Premiere of WHAT THE SEA GIVES ME
WHEN: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 5 p.m.- 11 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla , 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
(Filmmakers and featured interviews will be on hand to conduct a Q&A immediately following the screening.)
Several starring San Diegans will be celebrated at the event including the world’s foremost oceanographer Dr. Walter Munk, Great White shark tagger and researcher Captain Brett McBride, first time open-ocean voyagers Ryan and Nichole Levinson, and magnetic bodysurfer Angela Oschmann. These stories, along with others, intertwine to give us the amazing journey of WHAT THE SEA GIVES ME.
The “World Premiere” evening will also host a photography exhibit featuring La Jolla’s finest lensmen John Maher, Aaron Goulding and Gage Hingeley. Hand-picked for this evening, these amazing watermen and talented photographers will be on hand to present intimate images of our cherished surf breaks, local legends and maybe even a secret spot or two.
“My films tend to celebrate my hometown in one way or another, and WHAT THE SEA GIVES ME is no different,” said director Pierce Michael Kavanagh. “I was fortunate enough to be raised right in the middle of one of the most desired coastlines in the world – desired by surfers, watermen/women and scholars alike. From the inviting coastline to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, San Diego has cultivated some of the most amazing minds ever associated with our oceans and I am honored to be able to work with them.”
In addition, the San Diego Surf Film Festival will be presenting a “BEST OF THE FEST” prior to the WTSGM World Premiere with two blocks of screenings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
This provides those who missed the award-winning films at the quickly sold-out SDSFF an opportunity to view them. All the 2014 SDSFF award-winning films will be played in this exclusive opportunity to see the finest in surf cinema on a state-of-the-art projection system.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY- Beyond the Surface- Crystal and Dave Homcy
SPIRIT OF THE FEST- Learning to Float- Brendan Calder
HONORABLE MENTION-Cradle of Storms – Bryce Lowe-White and Ben Weiland
BEST FEATURE- Tierra de Patagones- Julian and Joaquin Azulay
BEST SHORT- Catch It- Sarah Menzies
EMERGING FILMMAKER- Mike Bromley- North East_
HONORABLE MENTION- Danny Daniels- Marcus Macfarlane
WHAT THE SEA GIVES ME
Pierce Michael Kavanagh- Producer/ Director WTSGM
Petra Kavanagh- Producer WTSGM
Geoffrey Smart- Producer/Writer/Editor WTSGM
Gage Hingeley- Cameraman WTSGM
Chris Prescott-Original Music Composer WTSGM
And many more…