The Windsurfing Movie II
Building on the award-winning success of the Windsurfing Movie (2007), Poor Boyz Productions gives a glimpse into the future of windsurfing through the eyes of Red Bull athlete Levi Siver. X-Dance Film Festival "Best Director" winner Johnny Decesare and water-cinematographer Jace Panebianco spent three years in production and filmed in seven countries in search of windsurfing's new frontier. The Windsurfing Movie II expands on the story lines of The Windsurfing Movie with legendary Red Bull riders Jason Polakow, Robby Naish, and featuring 16-year-old Kai Lenny. Through interactions with windsurfing's rich cast of characters, Levi Siver learns that sometimes you have to go further afield to find the best wind and waves, and to eventually find the best in yourself.
(Brian's Take: I attended the first premier for The Windsurfing Movie II at Red Bull Headquarters in Santa Monica back in July. The original was pretty darn good, and I gave it some pretty high praise when it was released. So I was interested to see how they could possibly top it. Well they did top it. There's not one thing I can point to as to why, but the sailing is a bit better The waves are a bit better. The cinematography is a bit better. The travel stories are a bit better. The editing is a bit better. The soundtrack (if it's possible) is even a bit bigger and better. Put it all together and you've got a sequel that outshines the original, as if that would have even been necessary as a justification to buy it. But the bar has been raised again, making it definitely a no-brainer.)