Recently, Taylor Steele held a special Northern Rivers premiere of his latest film PROXIMITY in association with Garage Entertainment and Teton Gravity and hosted by the BBSF in the dreamy setting of the Brunswick Picture House

As you would expect from the much anticipated release, PROXIMITY premiered with a sold out theatre filled with surf industry legends such as Jack McCoy, surfer/shaper Eden Saul and photographer & filmmaker Nathan Oldfield, as well as the local community who came to support a director who continues to redefine the way we see, think about and experience the art of surfing.

All photos by Gabe Ryan @guppadie

The film is a visceral portrait of modern surfing that follows 8 of the worlds best surfers as they search for new waves and deeper understanding in exotic destinations and was filled with moments of honesty as surfing legends Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Shane Dorian, breakthrough performer Albee Layer, six-time women's champ Stephanie Gilmore, activist Dave Rastovich, Rob Machado and Craig Anderson explore their connection with surfing and their environment.

Followed by a Q&A, director Taylor Steele, photographer Todd Glaser and activist and surfer Dave Rastovich, interviewed by Michael Lawrence from Garage Productions, spoke about their experience with the film, the meaning behind it and why it is important to continue to make surf films and keeping the art alive.

The film has premiered in Australia and NZ and will start its American tour on May 18th with a screening in Encinitas, California.

For tour dates, screening sessions in Australia & NZ and tickets visit http://www.proximitythemovie.com/