** Official Selection 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival**
A BROTHERHOOD OF RIDERS WHO SHAPED A GENERATION.
AN ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE THAT DEFINED A SPORT FOREVER.
Groundbreaking documentary, “With a Kite,” takes an inside look at the growing sport of kiteboarding through the lives and lifestyles of a group of core pro riders against the backdrop of one of the sport’s most respected competitions, the Triple-S Invitational.
Shot on location in Cape Hatteras, N.C., Hood River, Ore., Nitro City, Panama, Tampa, Fla., and Charleston, S.C., the film opens with a narration by Sir Richard Branson as the history of human flight via kite unfolds through custom watercolor cell animation. “With a Kite” then follows Charleston native and Naish pro kiteboarder Davey Blair and some of the world’s best riders as they make their annual pilgrimage to the Triple-S Invitational in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the cradle of human flight. Started in 2006,
“Triple-S” stands for surf, slicks and sliders, where riders compete on strapless surfboards in the surf, wake-style boards in open water freestyle on the “slicks,” and over obstacles like sliders, rails and kickers.
Filmmakers Adam Boozer and Tim Tewell self-funded the project, traveling to numerous locations over the past two years to interview riders at the Triple-S and other events, and get insight into their lives as well as the growth of the sport.