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Aussie movie Last Paradise has been dubbed ‘the greatest story of adrenaline and innovation’. This movie follows a bunch of surfers like Al Byrne who pushed the limits to pioneer the modern concept of ‘extreme’ sports and adventure travel, and will be shown at special screenings at the Byron Community Centre Sunday June 8 and 14 June at 6.30pm.

For physicist/filmmaker Clive Neeson the film has literally been a lifetime in the making. But the filmmaking journey of fun and adventure revealed major issues about our relationship with our planet and the plight of places like Byron Bay.

Al Byrne, a surfer and innovative surfboard designer, died in Bali in 2013. In Last Paradise he tells the compelling story of worlds discovered with pioneers Peter McCabe, George Greenough, Gerry Lopez, Miki Dora, AJ Hackett and Brian Conley.

Last-Paradise-outback-wave-by-Rick-JackovichThe 45 years of golden unseen footage was restored by Peter Jackson’s team. Jackson discovered it during a technical test when making Lord of the Rings and declared it the best footage he has seen.

Music legends like Cat Stevens personally came on board to provide a classic soundtrack for the feature film.

For adventurers or nature lovers of any age, the upcoming film screening of Last Paradise promises to be a moving and uplifting experience. ‘I believe the “home” of this film is in Byron just as it was in Santa Barbara’, says Clive Neeson.

The evening will conclude with a Q&A session with physicist-filmmaker, Clive Neeson.

Last Paradise is a big screen sensation and promises to be a great night out. All tickets go in the draw to WIN a 7 Day Samoan Holiday package including flights.

Sunday June 8 and 14 June at 6.30pm Byron Bay Community Centre Theatre.

To book tickets, visit: lastparadisefilm.com.



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