New York Surf Film Festival To Screen Modern Collective

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 surfer-Fall.

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: Tickets are on sale now.

About the 2009 NYSFF Sponsors

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

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 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

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: 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, OKOTO, ETON’s, KIND Snacks,, Sundown Ski & Surf Shop, STAB Magazine, SurfersVillage, Surfer’s Path, Transworld Surf, The Surfer’s Journal, and

NYSFF is proud to support Surfaid International, Surfrider, 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 popular, the notion of what it means to be a 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.