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New York, NY, September 17, 2009- The New York Surf Film Festival

presented by Jet Blue Airways and the Dominican Republic will be showing

the first exclusive screening of “Modern Collective” on Saturday 26th, 2009 at

TriBeCa Theaters. The movie is still currently in production but audiences will

get to see six chapters of the voyage. The final version of Modern Collective

will be out in November.

The “Modern Collective” is a collective of six surfers set out on a voyage to

alter one’s perception of modern day surfing. Forget pre-dawn charging.

Forget golden lighting. Forget glassy waters. They ignore perfect point breaks

in favor of chunky onshore wedges. This is about high performance, state of

the art, modern-as-hell. Onshore=keepers.

Follow these vogue individuals and obtain a candid look at what a session is

actually like with the worlds best. The future has already happened! You will

just be watching the replay.

Starring Dane Reynolds, Dion Agius, Yadin Nicol, Mitch Coleborn, Dusty

Payne and Jordy Smith.

“Modern Collective” premieres along with Russell Brownley’s “Gum For My

Boat”, a story of Hope focusing on the Bangladesh Surf Club and its

members, The “Red Bull Surfing Mentawais” movie, with the now famous

Jordy Smith Rodeo, and finally rounding out the film block with a teaser for

Alex DePhillipo’s first high definition surf film “Dark Fall”, a look at the lifestyle

of a cold water surfer as well as the most prestigious time for a New Jersey


All these films premiere on the Saturday night of the New York Surf Film

Festival, September 26th at 10:10PM.

To view the full features program, film synopsis and trailers please visit:

www.nysurffilm.com Tickets are on sale now.

About the 2009 NYSFF Sponsors

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


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, KIND Snacks, 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

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.

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