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New York Surf Film Festival Announces Return of "The Best of Teardevils"

n the mid 1990s, surf movies were plagued by gay punk music, lame skits, and a stale, sectional format. The TearDevils Trilogy attacked the mainstream with monsters, sharpshooters and heavy metal. Over a decade later, the terror has reawakened one last time for a “best of” showing at this years New York Surf Film Festival.

“It’s amazing to have a series of movies I made during my awkward, young adulthood requested for such a prestigious event. I guess everyone just misses the time when surf movies were about laughing and having fun,” said TearDevils creator Jesse Schluntz

New York Surf Film Festival co-founder Tyler Breuer said “These films were amongst some of my favorites from my grommethood. I remember there being all these underground San Diego surfers you never heard about just ripping and then the humor of the films with funny skits and classic stunts made you want to hang out with that crew. It’s an honor to be able to show a best of version and get to hang with Jesse Schluntz.”

“The Best of TearDevils” shows at the New York Surf Film Festival, Saturday, September 26 at 8:05PM along with Beyond The Dream: The Joey Buran Story.

To view the full features program, film synopsis and trailers please visit: www.nysurffilm.com Tickets will are on sale now for the NYSFF, 2009.

About the 2009 NYSFF Sponsors

NYSFF welcomes back our Presenting Sponsors, JetBlue Airways & The Dominican Republic.

New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. In 2009, the carrier ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in North America” by J.D. Power and Associates, a customer satisfaction recognition received for the fifth year in a row. Known for its sincere, personal service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft “BetaBlue,” a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue’s control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue currently serves 56 cities with 650 daily flights. New service to Baltimore begins on September 9. The airline also intends to commence service to Barbados (October 1); Saint Lucia (October 26); and Kingston, Jamaica (October 30). With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com

The Dominican Republic’s first tourist was Christopher Columbus in 1492. Rich in history, the DR has developed into a diverse destination offering both Dominican and European flavors to more than one million U.S. visitors each year. Named #1 Golf Destination in Caribbean & Latin America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, the DR boasts 25 designer golf courses, upscale resorts, pristine nature, and sophisticated cities and quaint villages filled with warm Dominican people. The DR features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike. Visit the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official Website at: www.GoDominicanRepublic.com or call 1(888) 374-6361 for more information.

NYSFF is proud to announce our 2009 media partner, Surfing Magazine.

NYSFF welcomes the support from our Mates of the Festival: Hive Surf, Wild Rock Wine, Pabst Blue Ribbon, OKOTO, ETON’s, NewYorkSurf.com, Sundown Ski & Surf Shop, STAB Magazine, SurfersVillage, Surfer’s Path, Transworld Surf, The Surfer’s Journal, DukeStorm.com

NYSFF is proud to support Surfaid International, The Surfrider Foundation, and Surfer’s Healing.

New York Surf Film Festival

The New York Surf Film Festival is the premier showcase for international independent and established surf films. The mission of the New York Surf Film Festival is to provide filmmakers who are exploring the diversity of surfing an opportunity to present their work to a larger audience. As surf culture becomes more popular, the notion of what it means to be a surfer expands. The New York Surf Film Festival’s aim is to build upon and shape the idea of what a surf movie is, while fostering the growth of this global community in NYC. The New York Surf Film Festival is a Don’t Drop In Production, founded by Adam Cannizzaro, Tyler Breuer, Michael Machemer, and Morgan Rae Berk in 2008.

| posted on September 13, 2009

n the mid 1990s, surf movies were plagued by gay punk music, lame skits, and a stale, sectional format. The TearDevils Trilogy attacked the mainstream with monsters, sharpshooters and heavy metal. Over a decade later, the terror has reawakened one last time for a “best of” showing at this years New York Surf Film Festival. […]