Julian Wilson's Scratching The Surface Premiere

| posted on August 03, 2010


August 6 Screening and After Party to Kick-Off 22-City U.S. Film Tour ?Special Guests Include Surf Icons Bruce Irons, Taj Burrow, Mick Fanning and Dane Reynolds

Huntington Beach, Calif. (August 3, 2010)—“Scratching The Surface,” the highly anticipated first feature-length HD surf film starring Julian Wilson, debuts this Friday, August 6 with a red carpet premiere party at the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s Samueli Theatre. By opening the night to a select number of fans of all ages, Julian wanted to create an event that would include a solid representation from the general public in addition to surf industry friends.  Julian’s sponsors, including Quiksilver, Red Bull, Oakley and DC Shoes, have teamed up to produce the world premiere in Orange County and additional events and contests for fans during the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach and at stops throughout the film’s U.S. national tour.

“I’m really proud of this film and grateful I had the opportunity to create something unique in surf filmmaking,” said Julian. “I wanted to make a film before I got sucked into full-time competition and the demanding schedule that goes along with it.  So instead of competing last year, I put my heart and soul into this project because I didn’t know when I’d ever get the chance again.”

Directed by Matt Beauchesne at Irons Brothers Productions, “Scratching the Surface” documents the adventures of Julian, along with friends and fellow professionals Dane Reynolds, Taj Burrow, Dusty Payne, Mick Fanning and others as they spend a year hitting some of the world’s most beautiful surf spots. Destinations include South Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, California, Hawaii, France, Spain and Brazil.  A large part of the film was also shot in the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia on a boat trip with Dane, Dusty and Taj. “Scratching The Surface” also teamed Julian and Matt with Brain Farm Cinema, whose goal was to evolve the way surf films are made by utilizing helicopters and The Phantom Camera, shooting entirely in HD, and incorporating an energetic and unique soundtrack.  To get an early peek of this groundbreaking film, the “Scratching The Surface” trailer and webisodes can be viewed at

“Our goal with this film was to be creative, have fun, and enjoy capturing what it is like to be Julian Wilson,” says Matt Beauchesne. “Julian has a bright and vibrant personality that we wanted to carry over into the film’s overall feel. He is living every kid’s dream and we wanted to shoot this film through his eyes.”

Julian and sponsors will also create fan promotions during the US Open of Surfing.  Jack’s Surfboards in Huntington Beach will host Julian and Red Bull on Thursday, August 5, in a special Quiksilver lounge as they create a mini-talk show documenting “behind-the-scenes” facts about the filming of the movie with an intimate crowd on hand, followed by a viral video release. Fans can also look for Red Bull Wings Girls in downtown Huntington Beach during the US Open, who will be giving away “Scratch Card” lotto tickets between August 1-5, and up to 1,000 winners will receive limited edition “Scratching the Surface” products and merchandise. Five VIP winners will also be selected from the scratch lotto to receive guaranteed VIP access to the world premiere party. All non-winning scratch cards will be eligible to win a signed Julian Wilson Surfboard by checking out details on the back of their scratch cards.

Scratching The Surface Tour Dates:

8/6/10                Costa Mesa, CA: Orange County Performing Arts Center

8/7/10                St. Augustine, FL: The Surf Station

8/8/10                Narragansett, RI:  El Fuego

8/9/10                Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Cinema Paradiso

8/14/10              York, ME: Long Sands Beach

8/14/10              Jupiter, FL: Jupiter Civic Center

8/15/10              Corpus Christi, TX:  House of Rock

8/20/10              Sarasota, FL: The Compoud boardshop

8/21/10              Ventura, CA, Pt. Mugu

8/21/10              Newport, RI: Island Elements

8/25/10              San Luis Obispo, CA: Central Coast Surfboards

8/25/10              Ocean City: MD Fager’s Island

8/26/10              Washington, DC: Arlington Cinema Draft House

8/27/10              Honolulu, HI: Lu Lu’s

8/27/10              Virginia Beach, VA: Waterman’s Grille during ECSC

8/27/10              Santa Cruz, CA: Rio Theater

9/9/10                Orlando, FL: Surf Expo

9/10/10              Arcata, CA: Arcata Theater Lounge

9/18/10              Encinitas, CA: La Paloma

TBD                  Ocean City, MD: Fager’s Island

TBD                   Wrightsville Beach, NC: Blockade Runner

TBD                  Beach Haven, NJ: Frank Theater Beach 5

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  • Ryland

    Why is it so hard to fined the soundtrack list to this movie? anyone know where i can find it?

  • Ryland

    nvm its at the end 😉

  • Soundtrack

    Can anyone tell me who sings the first song on the Scratching the Surface DVD?

  • hawaiian ryan

    CHLOE – The Waiting Room
    PRETTY LIGHTS – Hot Like Dimes
    ELECTRIC OW IS – Magic Show
    RÖYKSOPP – Happy Up Here
    THE TEMPER TRAP – Sweet Disposition
    SANTIGOLD – You’ll Find A Way
    NO FUN AT ALL – Catch Me Running Round
    CRYSTAL CASTLES – Vanished
    IN FLAMES – Trigger
    SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Panic Switch
    DANNY ELFMAN and UNKLE – The Little Things
    SMALL BLACK – Despicable Dogs

  • julian

    Hi i no you wont probably answer my letter but i am only 12 years old and but julian i need to now whet your did as a kid in stead of surfing please

    P.S my name is julian i need it for skcool at sunrise st. tomes mour