Boys Smashing Dandelions with a Stick produced by award winning filmmaker Rocky Romano, is an artistic and stylized film that highlights one of the best swells ever seen at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. This short film is a piece of The Go Big Project’s documentary series called Maverick Moments. Boys Smashing Dandelions with a Stick features some of the best athletes including Josh Kerr, Damien Hobgood and Damien Fahrenfort. After being invited to the Shore Shots Irish Film Festival, Romano couldn’t be more excited to premiere the film.
“I am stoked and honored to be part of this prestigious surf film festival. We took a lot of artistic risks with this film and we could not be more pleased that Shore Shots is recognizing work like this. The festival organizers stated that the competition was really tough this year, and to be selected along side talented filmmakers such as Mickey Smith (“Dark Side of the Lens” and “Winter”) is humbling,” stated Rocky Romano.
Much of the footage used to create the Maverick Moments series was filmed during the same swell used to film the Hollywood movie Chasing Mavericks. Footage from Maverick Moments was used in the feature narrative film produced by Walden Media & 20th century FOX as well as the two-part TV special titled The Making of Mavericks. Josh Pomer’s newest film Discovering Mavericks also includes footage from The Go Big Project’s series.
In addition to producing live webcasts, viral campaigns and iTV shows, Director Rocky Romano is a multiple award winning writer and producer with over twenty short films and three featured films. In 2006 Rocky founded The Go Big Project Inc., an action sports production company based out of Lake Tahoe & Santa Cruz, California. He is also the creator and owner of TheGoBigProject.com, a cutting edge action sports lifestyle website that launched in 2010. He and his companies have been featured on HBO, ABC, NBC, ESPN, The London Guardian, RSN, The NY Times, Transworld Surf, USA Today, Surfline, San Francisco Chronicle, Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury, Reno Gazette, and many more.