Quiksilver presents: SHAKA! A new film by Mathieu Crepels
#shakathemovie – This fall, Quiksilver is proud to present “Shaka,” Mathieu Crepel’s latest movie produced in collaboration with Almo Films. Mathieu Crépel has spent his time growing up between the sea and the mountains. The new film will be available from October 31, 2018.
Talent spotted at the tender age of 10 years old by Quiksilver, over the course of just a few years, he would become the most decorated French snowboarder in history. The new film is directed by Morgan Le Faucheur. A former professional snowboarder is a respected film producer and founder of the production company, ALMO Film. Find out more about the movie HERE
Showcasing breathtaking visions of mountains and waves, “Shaka” follows the multiple-times snowboarding World Champion on his quest to surf some of the world’s most challenging breaks. Filmed at iconic locations in Hawaii, Italy, Oregon, Indonesia, and around Mathieu’s home in the Southwest of France, “Shaka” introduces you to diverse legends in the surf and snowboarding world such as Koa & Eddie Rothman, Guillaume Nery, Kepa Acero, Gerry Lopez, Victor Daviet and Nathan Fletcher.
The première screening will take place the 31 octobre at the Grand Rex in Paris, before embarking on a european tour that will stop in : Munich – Germany – 18 October – Innsbruck – Austria- 19 October – Praha – Chec Republic – 20 October – Zurich – Switzerland – 23 October – Stuttgart – Germany- 24 October – London – UK – 27 October – Moscow – Russia -22 November
BORN IN THE MOUNTAINS, RAISED BY THE WAVES
Growing up riding both waves and powder, Mathieu Crepel has become one of the few athletes to excel in two disciplines that have a lot in common but are still so different. Retired from the contest circuit but still restless for adventure, the former Olympic contender decided to face one of the biggest challenges of his life: Surfing the notorious wave of Jaws, Hawaii. Filmed over a period of two years, “Shaka” tells the story of a personal journey and deep connection to nature. Embodying the pursuit of the mountain and the wave that Quiksilver stands for in an unprecedented way, it is all about exploring, getting out of your comfort zone and having some great fun along the way.
I want to share, to learn from my experience and to enrich those of other people. Surfing and snowboarding are vital for me, they allow me to be close to nature, and have taught me about how fragile it is. This is what motivates me to go on an adventure, far from my comfort zone, and to continuously challenge myself.
After four World Titles (2005, 2006 and 2007 x2), a silver X-Games medal, and two Olympics participations (2006 and 2010), Mathieu Crepel felt it was time to hang up his competition bibs and take some time off. Looking for new challenges, he decided to launch himself into an adventure that would allow him to unite his two passions: snowboarding and surfing. Since then, he has been around the world, hunting down the most beautiful mountains, and the world best breaks for an unprecedented challenge.
When Mathieu Crepel is out snowboarding, he is rides with the isolating Quiksilver Snow SpinDye® jacket. This has been built especially for freeriders, designed to perform in the most extreme conditions, and benefits from the Quiksilver DryFlight® 20K technology, that assures maximum waterproof protection. Ultra-light and breathable, it is seamless and has extra stretch. It is equipped with a helmet ajustable hood, a powder skirt, and a jacket-to-pant attachment system.
The Quiksilver Snow SpinDye® isolating jacket also has numerous pockets, two hand-warming pockets with a keyclip, a pass pocket, a media pocket and a mesh pocket for goggles on the inside of the jacket. As well as stretchy cuffs with internal wrist gaiters.
Quiksilver is a brand that is devoted to sustainability, using a stretchy , 100% recycled polyester fabric. SpinDye® technology allows for a range of colours, thanks to a colouring process that reduces the impact on the environment, found in chemical colorants that are typically used in the textile industry.
SHAKA Release date : 31 octobre 2018 Duration : 80 minutes Nationality : France Filming location : France / Indonésie / Oregon / Hawaii Language : French and English – in VO subtitled Producer / Director : Morgan Le Faucheur Starring : Mathieu Crépel Production company : Almo Films