Two Weeks… a film by Johnny Abegg


International Surfing Day
June 10, 2011, 2:43 am
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Patagonia presents… ’Two Weeks Online Film Premiere’
April 25, 2011, 6:09 am
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Two Weeks, the heartfelt film experience by Byron Bay Filmmaker and Surfer Johnny Abegg (On Credit), is set to make its online debut as a free release through Vimeo and Youtube on May 1st. The premier is presented by Patagonia Australia, an ethical company that supports those with a love of wild and beautiful places.

After a Nine-Stop National Tour in late 2010, and a recent festival screening at the Byron Bay Film Festival, the choice to go digital for Two Weeks final release is a ‘move with the times’ according to Abegg; “Video is going digital, and DVD’s are becoming obsolete, so an online release is the best way to engage a wider audience”, Abegg says.

The 20-min Directors Cut will be viewable on May 1st (7pm) here:
Vimeo – http://www.vimeo.com/johnnyabegg
Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/user/jcabegg

Two Weeks has been applauded for it’s honesty and insight into the world of Abegg, for a bold attempt to capture the thoughts and realisations whilst being alone in the Tasmanian wilderness, during a period of unhappiness and confusion on approach to his 29th birthday. “Those two weeks alone in the wilderness were the toughest, yet most rewarding of my life”, Johnny says. “I hope through my testing experience, it allows others to see themselves through me, and realise they too are not alone in this world.”

Surfing legend Rusty Miller sums up the experience;
“Two Weeks touches on many of the essential questions many of us should be asking of ourselves, making you think and hopefully act!

Click Here to watch the trailer of what to expect on May 1st.

An additional option to donate to non-profit grassroots activists Still Wild, Still Threatened, will be available upon release, aligning itself with the Patagonia ethos to give back to the planet from which we take so much.

For those who want the whole experience, the full-length limited edition Two Weeks book and dvd is available here.

Stay tuned for updates from this blog and the Patagonia website



Two Weeks selected for the Byron Bay Film Festival!
February 17, 2011, 6:02 am
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Two Weeks, the heartfelt journey into the Tasmanian Wilderness from filmmaker Johnny Abegg, has been selected to screen at this year’s Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) on Monday March 7th. 

The night will kickoff at 7:30pm, with Two Weeks screening alongside the Premier of the new Australian Comedy ‘Twenty Ten’.

Get your tickets ($13.50) NOW !!!

BBFF will be running from March 4-13, showcasing over 175 films from all over the world. To read more about ‘Twenty Ten’, and the festival, visit the BBFF website.



What’s next for Two Weeks?
January 5, 2011, 12:28 am
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M. Jack Bee, the music behind Two Weeks, thinks about what's next...

Happy New Year! We decided to have a much earned breather, celebrating with friends and family, after a great trip to Tasmania before Christmas, for the last two shows of the Two Weeks film with M. Jack Bee’s music. Thanks for the love Tassie!

Not sure what’s in stall for 2011, but stay tuned here for all the happenings!

CLICK HERE for photo’s from the Tasmanian shows.



Welcome home Tasmania!
January 3, 2011, 6:55 am
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for more photo's, enter the wilderness...

Two shows and the wild wilderness. To return home. After two years in the making, to bring this film home was a beautiful moment for me. Mikey (M. Jack Bee) got to see Tasmania for the first time. A wonderful experience. Click here for more photos and checkout the video’s Mikey did from Tassie below!



Two Weeks and Torquay!
December 15, 2010, 8:42 am
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M. Jack Bee in Torquay last night...

Thanks to Patagonia and all the friendly faces who came down to Surfworld Theatre for another fantastically warm show. Checkout the road-trip video below!

Pro-Surfer Brad Gerlach was there and summed up the experience…

“Two Weeks is the real deal. Without fear of exposure, Abegg is committed and vulnerable. Alone in the Tasmanian forest he asks the questions that ultimately bring himself back to his true nature. An important film for anyone who is unhappy with the status quo”.



Thanks Until Never, The Espy next…
December 10, 2010, 2:42 am
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for more photos, click the photo!

Wednesday night saw the intriguing Hosier Lane and Until Never in Melbourne host an incredible show of Two Weeks the film, with M. Jack Bee. Both Mikey and I had a blast and thankyou to all that made it a beautiful night!

NEXT STOP:
12 Dec – Sun – St Kilda – The Espy – 9pm
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167065896650051



Sydney road trippin… Melbourne next!
December 6, 2010, 11:34 am
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M. Jack Bee : last night at El Sol : Cronulla

Shows, cancellations, beers, traffic, Bondi, fast-paced, to Cronulla. The Two Weeks film tour with M. Jack Bee and Johnny Abegg, what a whirlwind start.

Last night saw an engaged crowd at El Sol in Cronulla, enjoying a bit of heart from Byron Bay. A terrific start, Melbourne is up next, and the long Hume highway is the only thing standing in our way. Enjoy the Road-Trip videos below!

REMAINING SHOWS:
8 Dec – Wed – Melbourne – Until Never
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168951216458058&index=1
12 Dec – Sun – St Kilda – The Espy
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167065896650051
14 Dec – Tues – Surfworld Museum – Torquay
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166963059993312
17 Dec – Fri – Hobart – Sirens Restaurant
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122976424430107
18 Dec – Sat – Lewisham – Lewisham Tavern
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113024672098206



Two Weeks and M. Jack Bee are now touring!
November 15, 2010, 11:08 am
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We are really excited to share this experience with you!

For more details about Two Weeks and M. Jack Bee visit the links to your top left.

TOUR DETAILS
5 Dec – Sun – Cronulla – El Sol Mexican Restaurant – 6pm – $12
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175707639110438&index=1
8 Dec – Wed – Melbourne – Until Never – 8pm – $10
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168951216458058&index=1
12 Dec – Sun – St Kilda – The Espy (EP LAUNCH) – 9pm – $12
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167065896650051
14 Dec – Tues – Surfworld Museum – Torquay – 7:30pm – $10
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166963059993312
17 Dec – Fri – Hobart – Sirens Restaurant – 8:30pm – $12
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122976424430107
18 Dec – Sat – Lewisham – Lewisham Tavern – 8pm – $5
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113024672098206



What an incredible night!!
November 11, 2010, 6:25 am
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Last night in Byron Bay (November 10), We (Johnny Abegg and M. Jack Bee) couldn’t believe there eyes…. Over 200 people where left warm, amazed and touched by the film Two Weeks, and M. Jack’s new Live EP “In Loops”. The second sellout show in as many months.

Thankyou to the overwhelming support of the Byron community!

Click here for tour dates, and there’s lots more photo’s right here!

Two Weeks is a deeply personal journey of self-exploration. The filmmaker (Abegg) bravely takes us down into the darkest reaches of his psyche exposing more than many filmmakers dare. We too, experience the world with fresh eyes after he surfaces from his canvas ‘chapel perilous’ deep within the Tasmanian forest.

It’s a funny, heart-felt and quirky film which comes straight from the filmmaker’s consciousness, with the intention of connecting with ours.

J’aimee Skippon Volke
Byron Bay Film Festival




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