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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.
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
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I am both honoured and humbled to receive words such as these about Two Weeks…
Once again you twisted messages in a creative manner that makes the surfing audiences ‘think’ and that is an excellent quality for any film to deliver.
It has the audience saying to themselves ‘what the fuck am I watching’ and as they sit through it you know that they are silently asking themselves ‘Why the fuck am I staying here’ but they do.
Every single one of them do until the very end.
Afterward, many just sit there while others have a deer like stare that says it all ‘ Damn that was good – ‘I get it’.
Others that are trapped in their exhaust filled lives, cough, and say damn I wished I could just break away, get away.
Deep within the film like inside the tube or ourselves we all discover the ‘inner freedom’ that stokes our souls.
We discover through your film that home is just as important, maybe more important, than any far away land.
Just paddling out or climbing on a cliff with arms out stretched yelling at Mother Ocean sometimes seems like enough.
The best part though was your willingness to stretch subject matter (surfing & freedom) to another realm and to take the risk by producing something totally different.
For me personally I thank you for sharing with me and rest assured it will be shared with other in my travels,in hopes,
that it stirs their inner being enough to embrace all that is important to them on a daily basis.
To re-discover oneself daily inwardly is surely the very beginning stages of experiencing ‘FREEDOM’ to the fullest.
Once again – GREAT JOB – an excellent surfing film.
Rob Beedie, GSN
Global Surf Network
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Two Weeks is up for the prestigious IF Award, thanks to the Byron Bay Film Festival, which is driven by public vote. To cast your opinion on Two Weeks, and many other independent films, you can do it all right here.
The process will take about 5mins (I know, a bit long!). So thanks in advance!
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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 !!!