SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Join iconic surfer Ian Walsh and friends in Distance Between Dreams, the second feature in Red Bull Media House's The Unrideables franchise, for one of the most historic big wave surfing seasons on record. The trailer out today offers a first look into Walsh's world, as he sets mind and body in motion to redefine the upper limits of what's considered rideable. The film goes on sale across platforms December 2, with premiere events just announced on Maui and Oahu.
Watch Distance Between Dreams trailer: https://youtu.be/6_Re47ceo7Q
Directed by Rob Bruce and produced in association with Freeride Entertainment, Distance Between Dreams captures brothers Ian, Shaun, D.K., and Luke Walsh, alongside surfers John John Florence, Greg Long, Shane Dorian, and more as they ride massive El Niño powered swells.
"The sheer talent of surfers charging big waves right now, matched with advancing safety technology, and innovations in board design have helped progress big wave surfing to heights that we couldn't imagine just a few years ago," said Ian Walsh. "This film offers people a really in-depth look and feel for what we as surfers' experience when trying to paddle into some of the biggest waves in the world."
Distance Between Dreams captures the energy of big wave surfing and delivers it to viewers through vivid cinematography, and an immersive custom score by Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL. The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer, musician, and composer mixed modern aesthetic and analog synthesizers to capture the essence of riding big waves with elegance and drama.
"Trying to tell Ian's story was a tremendous learning experience for me," said Holkenborg. "Surfing is a dangerous, solitary and very noble pursuit. I think the majority of people are unaware of just how athletic guys like Ian are. The work he has to put in, in and out of the water is tremendous. The ocean is a magical place, but it's also dangerous. Capturing Ian's spirit and the dichotomy of his environment is what is at the heart of this score."
Holkenborg's recent projects include Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Black Mass, Kill Your Friends, and Batman v Superman with Hans Zimmer. Forthcoming projects include Justice League and Dark Tower. Distance Between Dreams' soundtrack will go on sale December 2.
"Distance Between Dreams shares a look into the big wave world in this current moment of rapid progression, unlike anything else out there," said Scott Bradfield, Senior Vice President, Production & Development, Red Bull Media House. "Through immersive cinematography and sound, captured with all-access to Ian's life, this film opens up a world that only a handful of people will ever experience firsthand. The level of progression by all the athletes, and Ian's innate drive in this film embodies The Unrideables franchise."
Distance Between Dreams premieres at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, HI on November 26, before heading to Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu, December 2.
Stay tuned to DistanceBetweenDreams.com for more glimpses into the film leading up to its December release. Follow Red Bull Media House films on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to catch more sneak peeks into "Distance Between Dreams" throughout the year.
About Red Bull Media House
A global media company, Red Bull Media House produces, publishes, distributes and licenses high-quality sport, entertainment and educational programming from the areas of Sport & Lifestyle, Nature & Science and Tradition & Inspiration. Its product portfolio includes sport and lifestyle programming, documentaries, feature films, music, games and mobile apps, as well as print and online magazines, that fascinate and inspire audiences all over the world – through all media channels and on all types of devices. www.redbullmediahouse.com
About Freeride Entertainment
Freeride Entertainment is an award-winning production company that specializes in high-tech production in the world's most extreme conditions and challenging environments. Freeride's creative team blends rich storytelling with cutting-edge camera and filmmaking technologies to produce fresh, captivating feature films, sport-culture documentaries, brand marketing campaigns, live sporting events, and reality television across all media platforms. www.freeride-entertainment.com/
SOURCE Red Bull Media House