Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.
Mr McCoy has travelled and produced films in the most exotic locations, unearthing some of the best waves on the planet, and working with the who’s who of surfing royalty.
Roberta O’Brien, Coordinator Community Facilities for Ballina Council, said ‘We are excited the Lennox Head Cultural Centre has been chosen as the venue for this event. We have such a strong surf culture in the Northern Rivers, this event really celebrates that culture.
‘It is sure to interest locals and surfers from across the region, and appeal to all ages,’ she said.
Audiences can expect a mix of story-telling, unseen film clips and photographs from Jack McCoy’s 45 year career, which has produced 25 multiple award winning feature films, including Tubular Swells, Storm Rider, Green Iguana, the Occumentary, Blue Horizon and A Deeper Shade of Blue.
Music is a big part of these film experiences, with artists such as Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, INXS, Iggy Pop and Jack Johnson featuring throughout.
The director will be joined in Lennox Head by special guests Derek Hynd, Dion Agius and Dave Rastovich who will share their journey in the surf world. Following the talk and film screening, live bands will take the stage.
The audience will also be treated to the exclusive premiere of GLOBE’s new film starring Dion Agius, Craig Anderson and Chippa Wilson.
Visit www.jackmccoy.com for more details.
At between $195 and $278 for a family of 4 for tickets to this Mr McCoy must also be offering a foot massage for every ticketholder.
Using a community-owned facility to facilitate this sort of price gouging is something Council should have a good long think about.
Sure we can appreciate your artistry McCoy, but surf movies are not supposed to be elitist and exclusionary.
Perhaps some concession ticket pricing could be a good place to start ?