Red Bull Media House And Kai Neville Studio Rewrite The Rulebook For Surfing Movies

Bending Colours, the long-awaited action-sports movie about pro-surfer Jordy Smith is nearing its November 5 world premiere 

(Salzburg, Austria – September 13, 2012) — Bending Colours, a Red Bull Media House production realized by Kai Neville Studio, gains unprecedented access to Jordy Smith's personal and professional life and, through the use of new camera and production technologies, presents a wholly unique take on the surfing movie genre. One of the world's most intuitive and expressive board riders, Jordy can regularly be seen on the podium at competitive events. From Reunion Island to Mexico to Indonesia and back again, the South African surfs like a shaken-up bottle of champagne as he squirts rooster tails and drowns rails on the high seas.

Director Kai Neville (Modern Collective, Lost Atlas and Dear Suburbia) takes Jordy as his subject in Bending Colours and creates something totally new to the surfing genre, thanks to a hugely inventive mixture of cinematic highs, visual manipulation and pulse-quickening surf action.

The trailer, online now at, will give you a great taster of what to expect from this hugely anticipated movie event and will undoubtedly build up excitement levels for the World Premiere taking place at the O'Neill Cold Water Classics in Santa Cruz on November 5. The World Premiere will be accompanied by a live web cast on Bending Colours is released internationally on iTunes, DVD and Blu-ray™ on November 6, 2012.

However you want to paint it, the rise of Kai Neville Studio has been nothing short of phenomenal. From a background as an apprentice to arthouse film pioneer Taylor Steele, Kai quickly shifted his focus onto creating his own genre of performance surf films. With Modern Collective (2009) and its follow-up Lost Atlas (2011), Kai’s films quickly became cultural and performance milestones. Bending Colours is vintage Kai Neville in all its baffling and brilliant glory. For more information about Kai Neville Studio, go to

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O’Neill, the original California surf, snow and lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to battle Mother Nature. Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does. From the first neoprene surf wetsuit and board leash to the world’s first stitchless board shorts. O’Neill will always be committed to growing its reputation as one of the world’s leading youth lifestyle brands based on being the First Name in the Water.