Release Date:November 13,2012
Get ready to dive in the water as Saltwater Collective announced today that MINDS IN THE WATER will be released on DVD and On Demand November 13, 2012. The award winning documentary features Hayden Panettiere, Isabel Lucas, Howie Cooke, Chris Del Moro, and Captain Paul Watson, with a soundtrack by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, and Xavier Rudd.
Follow the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share. Through Dave's journey—a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan—we see one surfer’s quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants.
Minds in the Water is a film that resonates with audiences all over the globe and from all walks of life. The Huffington Post calls it a “beautifully and brilliantly directed” film while Surfer Magazine says that it’s “Truly Inspiring.” The film has appeared in numerous festivals, where it has won Best Film accolades in categories such as Best Documentary, Films that Matter, Audience Appreciation, and Best Environmental Film. Aside from film festivals, it also has the support of both Action Sports and Ocean-minded communities alike.
About Dave Rastovich [producer / lead]:
Dave is currently sponsored by Billabong International and travels the world over half the year as one of their star athletes, appearing in a select number of magazine, books and film projects each year. In addition to his extraordinary surfing ability and dedication as an ecoist, Dave is also an accomplished filmmaker and musician. His gamelan beats for Wave of Compassion won the 2006 X-Dance award for sound design. Dave directed and produced the film Life Like Liquid and has been featured in other films such as Wave of Compassion, Sprout, The Next Wave and Blue Horizon (winner of the 2005 X-Dance film festival).
About Justin Krumb [Executive Producer / Director]:
Emmy Award winning filmmaker Justin Krumb is the founder and president of The Saltwater Collective and RoughCuts Productions (RCP) and a producer-director with a focus on feature documentary and television production. For well over a decade Justin has worked on a variety of documentary and commercial projects in countless countries spanning the globe, ranging in subject matter from sports documentary and adventure travel to humanitarian and environmental issues. His television and documentary credits include The ESPN X-games, The Surfer’s Journal, First Hand, Wave of Compassion and The Next Wave: A Tsunami Relief Story. As a multi-faceted producer, Justin’s work has been shown on Fox, ESPN, Outdoor Life Network, Fuel TV, Speed Vision, National Geographic TV and PBS.
About Jonny Vasic [Executive Producer / Producer]:
Jonny Vasic is the founder and president of LA based Evergreen Oasis Entertainment, which specializes in communication with a conscience. Formerly the International Director at Sea Shepherd, he has also worked with groups such as The HSUS, Surfers for Cetaceans and PETA. He is an award-winning filmmaker and producer of the documentary film Minds in the Water. Jonny’s life long passion for animals combined with his experience in multi-media, lead him on a journey to make content that inspires positive change in the world.
DVD Bonus Material:
Minds in the Water Trailer
‘Making of the documentary’ interview with Director Justin Krumb
Deleted scenes - Tonga - The tale of the mermaid and swimming with humpback whales
Deleted scenes - Galapagos - A connection to Darwin
Deleted scenes - Australia - Surfing Lennox Heads
Surfers for Cetaceans PSA