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Award Winning Film ‘Minds in the Water’ Surfs to Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival

One Person’s Journey That Sparked An International Movement

| posted on April 19, 2012

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Contact Name: Jonny Vasic
Phone: (310) 824-3151
Email: jonnyv1@mac.com

Award Winning Film ‘Minds in the Water’ Surfs to Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival

One Person’s Journey That Sparked An International Movement.

“Truly inspiring” – Surfer Magazine

“An epic tale…beautifully and brilliantly directed” – Huffington Post

Los Angeles, CA (April 19, 2012) Saltwater Collective, in association with Evergreen Oasis Entertainment, is proud to announce a special screening of the award winning film “Minds in the Water” hosted by the Surfrider Foundation, Santa Cruz chapter. The Film will show on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Del Mar Theater (1124 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA). Special guests include writer and co-producer Steve Barilotti.

Tickets are available at www.thenick.com/index.html.

“Minds in the Water”, directed/produced by Justin Krumb and executive-produced by Jonny Vasic, is a feature-length documentary following the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share.  Through Dave’s journey—a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan—we see one person’s transformation from observer to activist in his quest to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants.

Through this exciting and often dangerous journey, we see first hand how Dave’s journey has blossomed into a movement of like minds. The film captures a key moment in Dave’s life as he realizes he must make it his personal mission to help stop the worldwide commercial slaughter of dolphins and whales. While unsure at first, Dave quickly finds his activist sea legs and helps build a core team of filmmakers, journalists, musicians, eco-pirates, celebrity surfers and even a professional mermaid to help spread the message.

“As ocean people, it is our privilege to be the custodians of our coastlines,” says Rastovich.”The film documents our attempt at fulfilling that role as we traveled to surfing locations around the world. Cetaceans are the ultimate surfers. They are our ocean kin and it is our role to do what we can to protect their well being.”

FEATURING: Dave Rastovich, Howie Cooke, Hannah Fraser, surfer-activist Chris Del Moro, actress Isabel Lucas, musician Will Conner, photographer Hilton Dawe.

With special appearances by actress Hayden Panettiere, musician Ash Grunwald, Chumash elder Mati Waiya, professional surfer Joel Parkinson, Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos, acclaimed musician Jack Johnson, surfing legend Kelly Slater, dolphin expert and activist Ric O’Barry, Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson and musician Xavier Rudd.

MUSIC: The film features a killer soundtrack with music by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, Ash Grunwald, Band of Frequencies, Allendig, Will Conner, Valley’s and Tim Flood.

The filmmakers have created a successful and loyal following through the film’s social media sites, including

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mindsinthewater
Film’s website http://www.mindsinthewater.com
EPK available here: http://mindsinthewater.com/media.php
For further inquiries, please contact: Jonny Vasic jonnyv1@mac.com