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Gallery: ‘Rolling Review’ Is A Must See Surf Flick

A few pictures from Rolling Review’s World prem in Costa Mesa. 

style // Jun 9, 2019
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

In age where budgets are being slashed and ROI is justified by how many trunks are sold, it was refreshing to attend Vissla’s World prem for Rolling Review, where the young brand invested in experience over cheap digital clicks and turnover. 

Upon entering Costa Mesa’s Westside Museum, you were hit with an exhibit of all the talent in the film, and the studio which they’d purpose built for the project. 

There was constant foot traffic through the shaping bay – with everyone from groms to gals taking to the planer – and a number of people filing into what we’re calling the den. The evening started with the usual pleasantries such as seemingly endless Modelos and a number of art installations before the film was shown. The crowd packed in, those at the front sat down, and other than the occasional grommet yelled ‘yew’, the crowd was transfixed for the flick’s running time. 

The film wrapped up, and Levitation Room, a local-ish psych rock band, took to the stage to see the night out. Throw on their track, ‘Warmth Of The Sun’, while you scroll the gallery for an added sense of atmosphere.  

Rolling Review features Vissla’s A-team – such as, Eric Geiselman, Bryce Young, and Cam Richards – as well as some of their lesser known, yet emerging faces. If you’re expecting to watch this online next week, you’re going to have to wait – it won’t be shown online until the 18th of July. Vissla is however following up last week’s premiere with a number more on the West Coast, Europe, Canada, and Australia. Slide over to their blog, here, if you want to suss out the upcoming tour dates.

While the vast majority of viewers will end up seeing the film from the comfort of their home, we’re big supporters of reviving the previously required film premieres. Yeah, it might be easy to watch a clip from your smart TV or laptop, but it doesn’t quite compare to a free gig with beers and installations abound.

Anyway, scroll through the gallery above and below, if you please.


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