Los Angeles, CA - January 20, 2006: Wasserman Media Group's Studio411 has five films nominated at this year's X-Dance Film Festival, garnering more than any other studio. Nominated films are All Aboard the Crazy Train, The Reality of Bob Burnquist, Travis & The Nitro Circus 3, Full Circle and Pipe Masters.
All films are submitted to X-Dance in an open format and therefore are considered in all categories. Categories include Best Film of the Year, Best Biography, Athlete-of-the-Year, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Core film, Most Aspiring Filmmaker and Best Story. The Awards Ceremony will be held on January 24 in Park City, Utah.
Studio411 President, Luke McDonough said, "We are thrilled to be honored in our freshman year. Being acknowledged by our industry peers and regarded as the best of the best makes us very proud."
Studio411's nominated films are:
All Aboard The Crazy Train: In never before seen footage, tow-in pioneers Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, Darrick Doerner, and others ride the best big waves on the planet at Peahi, Maui during the historic winters of 2004 and 2005.
The Reality Of Bob Burnquist: A documentary of legendary skateboarder Bob Burnquist, which includes the first ever corkscrew attempting and skating the world's biggest ramp.
Travis & The Nitro Circus 3: A film about pushing the limits of human ability, including the first successful double back flip and back flip bar spin. NC3 chronicles legendary Travis Pastrana and the rest of the Nitro Circus clowns as they travel the world in search of the next great stunt or adventure.
Full Circle: After an almost career ending injury, Nate Adams went on to win Redbull's X-Fighters in less than a year. This film documents the history, struggles, and sacrifices he's endured to become the undisputed king of freestyle motocross.
Pipe Masters: Produced by Stacy Peralta, director of Dogtown and Riding Giants, this film includes never-before-seen footage and offers a complete history of this legendary wave. Featured athletes include Gerry Lopez, Kelly Slater and Jamie O'Brien.
WMG built Studio411, a full-scale production studio with comprehensive distribution and marketing capabilities following the acquisition of 411 Productions, the pioneer of action sports video content. Studio411 now finances, markets, and distributes best-in-class action sports video content across the Surf, Skate, Snow, and MX genres.
The sixth annual X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival will be held January 20-23rd, 2006 in Park City, Utah. X-Dance is the Academy Awards of the action sports world and where top action sports filmmakers, athletes, brands, DJs and other key entertainment industry figures gather to celebrate the action sports culture. Launched in 2001, X-Dance seeks to nurture the growth of action sports filmmaking and to recognize greatness in the field. Coinciding with the Sundance Film Festival, X-Dance screens the best of the best in action sports film, along with post-screening Q&A's and panels with athletes, filmmakers and industry icons.