10 Mar 2013 Posted by Cary Floyd in Events and Promotions, NWD News, Press Releases

IMG_1487WHAT:           Filmmaker/director Jack McCoy’s A Deeper Shade of Blue” will barrel into Downtown Disney in Anaheim on Thursday, March 21 for a special one-night “blue carpet” and film screening event presented by New World Distribution and Hawaiian Airlines. The groundbreaking film will be preceded with surfing luminaries and music celebrity arrivals, hula girls, a surf band, plus a special welcome from McCoy. Following the screening of the “greatest surfing story ever told,” McCoy will be joined by surfing legends for a Q&A session, before inviting attendees to an exclusive party at ESPN Zone.

Photo opps and one-on-one interviews will be available on the blue carpet.

WHO:              Expected to attend the blue carpet, screening and party include*:

§       Film Director Jack McCoy

§       Rusty Anderson – Guitarist for Paul McCartney

§       Kathy Kohner – The inspiration for TV & film’s “Gidget”

§       First World Champion Surfer Peter “PT” Townend 

§       Surfing Champs Derek Hynd, Linda Benson, Herbie Fletcher, Paul Strauch Jr.

§       Surf Legend Manoa Drolett

§       Shelly Maxwell – NCM Fathom Events

*Other extreme sports talent are being confirmed daily – updates will be sent as they are added to the guest list


Thursday, March 21, 2013

4:30 pm – Media check-in

5:30 pm – Blue carpet opens / surf band provides entertainment

7:00 pm – Jack McCoy welcomes guests and introduces the film

7:30–9:00 pm – “A Deeper Shade of Blue” plays at AMC

9:00 pm – Kaukahi performs live over the end credits

9:15 pm – Jack McCoy introduces the cast and surf legends for a Q&A session

9:30-11:00 pm – Party at ESPN Zone


AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theater

1565 Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, Calif.


Keiko Beatie for New World Distribution / 949-395-0879 / keikobeatie@gmail.com

Michelle Portillo for NCM Fathom / 303-792-8651 / Michelle.Portillo@ncm.com

Erik Stein, Scoop Marketing for NCM Fathom / 818-761-6100 / estein@solters.com

RSVPs are required by March 19th.

“A Deeper Shade of Blue”—which combines innovative underwater cinematography techniques with a unique narrative structure to uncover the art of surfing like never beforewill be presented in select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). The national cinema event will begin with a very special pre-recorded welcome from the red carpet premiere in Hawaii, with music by Kaukahi featuring Jack Johnson. Special features include a panel discussion with Jack and world‐renowned surfing legends, plus the premiere of a Sir Paul McCartney/ McCoy video collaboration, “Blue Sway.” Adding emotion to the imagery, the film is also coupled with a soundtrack featuring Paul McCartney & Youth, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and many others.

Tickets for the “A Deeper Shade of Blue” series are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. Click here for a full list of participating theaters (theaters and participants subject to change).

  • For NWD Media Enquiries

  • Contact: Donna Love
  • by email: drlove@newworlddistro.com
  • or phone: 949 613 5118



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