Co-Director Chris Nelius Talks STORM SURFERS 3D, the Challenge of Shooting the Film in 3D, Close Calls, His Best Shots, and More

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From directors Justin McMillan and Chris Nelius, Storm Surfers 3D is a cinematic adventure that follows two of Australia’s greatest surf legends – Ross Clark-Jones and Tom Carroll – on their quest to hunt down and ride the Pacific’s biggest and most dangerous waves.  The exciting and often exhilarating documentary takes its audience along for the ride, transporting the viewer under, over and through the waves with spectacular 3D cinematography and providing an experience that is the closest thing to riding a big wave without actually getting wet.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, co-director Chris Nelius talked about how this 3D documentary came about, what inspired the approach they took to the film, how challenging it was to actually shoot in 3D, what made the GoPro camera the best one for the job, how many close calls they had during the shoot, how immersive this experience is for audiences, and the shots he’s most proud of having accomplished.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.


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More acquisition news from the Toronto International Film Festival:

  • Focus Features picked up the U.S. rights to The Place Beyond the Pines, the drama written and directed Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), led by Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and Eva Mendes.
  • Anchor Bay will distribute the Billy Bob Thorton‘s Jayne Mansfield’s Car.  Thorton co-stars with Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Katherine LaNasa, Ray Stevenson and Robert Patrick.
  • Arclight Films acquired Storm Surfers 3D, the Australian documentary (narrated by Toni Collette) about two-time world surfing champion Tom Carroll and big wave pioneer Ross Clarke-Jones.

Hit the jump for details on each project.

TIFF 2012 Documentary Line-Up Announced; Includes New Films from Ken Burns, Alex Gibney, Marina Zenovich, and More

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Last week, the Toronto International Film Festival announced the movies playing in its Special Presentations and Galas programs.  Today, they’ve provided the line-up for their other programs, and they’ve got some strong flicks in the Documentary category.  This year’s line-up includes new movies from Ken BurnsThe Central Park Five (co-directed by David McMahon and Sarah Burns), Alex Gibney‘s Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, and Marina Zenovich’s Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out (the follow-up to her great 2008 documentary, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired).

Hit the jump for the full documentary line-up and synopses.  The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 – 16th.  Click here for the Midnight Madness line-up.

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