Taylor Steele presents PROXIMITY - a visceral portrait of modern surfing. The film follows eight of the world's best surfers - four legends and four rising stars - as they search for new waves and deeper understanding in exotic destinations.
PROXIMITY features the most prodigious collection of surfing talent on the planet.
From 11-time world champion Kelly Slater and current champ John Florence, to big wave icon Shane Dorian and breakthrough performer Albee Layer, these are the definitive talents from every aspect of the sport.Six-time women's champ Stephanie Gilmore, radical activist Dave Rastovich, and style masters Rob Machado and Craig Anderson complete the cast.
JOIN DIRECTOR TAYLOR STEELE FOR A Q&A SCREENING!
Thursday 11 May – Event Cinemas Pacific Fair
Friday 12 May – Event Cinemas Bondi Junction
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Q&A Screening Event Speakers:
Taylor Steele: Named one of surfing's "Ten Most Influential People" by Surfer Magazine, director Taylor Steele's two decades of experience and 25 award-winning films continue to challenge and redefine the ways we see, think about and experience the art of surfing. Steele's breakthrough films "Momentum", "Campaign" and "Loose Change" of the '90s established The Momentum Generation, a close-knit collection of progressive surfers including Kelly Slater, Rob Machado and Shane Dorian, who have each proceeded to redefine the limits of modern surfing.
Michael Lawrence: Michael Lawrence is the founder of Garage Productions. His first big breakthrough was in the role of Executive Producer/Producer of Australia's most successful documentary film 'Bra Boys' (2007). Lawrence followed with another character driven, multi AACTA award winning Feature Documentary 'Fighting Fear' (2011). A spin off TV series, 'The Crew' (2013) was commissioned and is in now its third season of production. Lawrence has also executive produced a number of story driven action sport documentaries including 'First Love' (2010) which won Best Emerging Film maker and Best International Documentary at X-DANCE film festival, “You And Me” which won Best Film at the Nikon Surfing Australia Awards, and “Missing” - a Mick Fanning documentary also with Taylor Steele.