A BROTHERHOOD OF RIDERS WHO SHAPED A GENERATION.
AN ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE THAT DEFINED A SPORT FOREVER.
Groundbreaking documentary, “With a Kite,” takes an inside look at the growing sport of kiteboarding through the lives and lifestyles of a group of core pro riders against the backdrop of one of the sport’s most respected competitions, the Triple-S Invitational.
Shot on location in Cape Hatteras, N.C., Hood River, Ore., Nitro City, Panama, Tampa, Fla., and Charleston, S.C., the film opens with a narration by Sir Richard Branson as the history of human flight via kite unfolds through custom watercolor cell animation. “With a Kite” then follows Charleston native and Naish pro kiteboarder Davey Blair and some of the world’s best riders as they make their annual pilgrimage to the Triple-S Invitational in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the cradle of human flight. Started in 2006,
“Triple-S” stands for surf, slicks and sliders, where riders compete on strapless surfboards in the surf, wake-style boards in open water freestyle on the “slicks,” and over obstacles like sliders, rails and kickers.
Filmmakers Adam Boozer and Tim Tewell self-funded the project, traveling to numerous locations over the past two years to interview riders at the Triple-S and other events, and get insight into their lives as well as the growth of the sport.
The film was shot entirely on state of the art equipment, including the RED EPIC camera at 5k resolution and the Phantom Miro Digital High Speed camera, which captures 1000 frames per second for incredibly detailed slow-motion shots.
An original music score by Charleston musical artists Joshua Smoak, Alex Collier and The Dubplates carries through the entire film.