By Jenna Klein / All Photos: Todd Glaser
After three years of passion, devotion, and a mountain of ridiculous excess baggage fees comes Taylor Steele’s highly anticipated film, Castles in the Sky. Premiering at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood, the West Coast unveiling of the movie was a night of relief and success for the crew that worked so hard to make this project a reality.
From a director who’s affected generations of surfers through films like Loose Change and Momentum, Castles comes as a sequel to Sipping Jetstreams, a film that departed from the typical surf movie formula in lieu of a more aesthetically pleasing experience. Castles takes us around the planet in under an hour, revealing portraits of local faces and uncrowded lineups from Iceland, Africa, Peru, India, and Vietnam. Primarily using the RED camera to capture moving images, the film leaks color and emotion from places many of us have yet to lay eyes on. Aside from its alluring cinematography, you can expect to see Rastovich pulling into numerous hollow tubes, Dane Reynolds and Dan Malloy blowing tail in nearly frozen water, and Mike Losness and Dion Agius punting airs the world over. The film will be showing at La Paloma in Encinitas tonight, May 19. Be there.