Jason Baffa's 2013 film, BELLA VITA, premiered at the prestigious San Sebastian International film festival transcending the filmmaking team's hope to create something beyond an every-day surf film. The documentary follows Chris Del Moro on a pilgrimage through Italy to retrace his family roots and search for waves. Shot on 35mm Motion Picture Film, the project has screened in ten countries, winning numerous awards and is now available worldwide on digital, VOD, DVD and Netflix. The Film was produced by Baffa, Greg Schultz, Scott Griest and Anh-Thu Le. 86min. 2:35:1 Stereo
Jason Baffa & Mark Jeremias' 2007 film, One California Day, was a grass roots project, shot on Super 16mm film over four years, documenting the California surfing experience, past, present and future. The film's ability to capture the magic and soul of the Golden State long before a bear flag was on every surf-label tee & hat created an industry wide movement. Not only does the film promote riding various surf craft but it also challenges surfers to look within and appreciate what they have. The film's popularity has spun off various licensing ventures including clothing and events throughout the world.
96min. 16:9 Stereo
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Baffa's first independent feature, the 2003 film, Singlefin: yellow, struck a chord in the global surfing community for it's intimate portrayal of the surfing experience as told through the journey of one yellow board. Noting inspiration from Bruce Brown's "Endless Summer", MacGillivary-Freeman's "5 Summer Stories" and contemporary surf-filmmakers focused on emotion & story like Chris Malloy, Baffa abandoned the established action driven surf-film format of traveling pros chasing waves for an omnibus story structure focusing on the board as the central character.
The nine-foot single fin, shaped by renowned board builder Tyler Hatzikian, travels the world introducing the audience to six athletes from six different worldly perspectives, all tied together by their love for the sport and their experiences riding "yellow." Complete with a climatic surf-session at the Bonzai Pipeline, Singlefin: yellow remains a cult classic nearly fifteen years after it's release. The film was self-produced by Baffa, who raised money from family, friends and maxed out a Visa credit card to shoot the project on 16mm film with longtime friend Scott Kassenoff. 72min 4:3 Stereo
IMAGE LICENSING CATALOGUE
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Licensing & Rights Clearances
With 15 years of film production focused on the fluidly evolving surfing sub-culture, JBFilms and his collaborators have amassed a vast modern catalogue of imagery. To maximize the potential for future collaborations, JBFilms has crafted strategic partnerships with his producing partners to protect the Jason Baffa Film's ethos while making the extensive film library & merchandise accessible to the public.
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As the interest in JBFilms' projects has grown, requests to use the company’s copyrights and trademarks have steadily increased, in particular, rights for the film One California Day. To support this growing interest, One California Day Entertainment LLC (OCDE), a partnership with Mark Jeremias was built. Represented by the same team that represents Bruce Brown Films, OCDE carefully distinguishes between commercial and non-commercial requests. The team feels the importance of nurturing the One California Day legacy and takes pride in protecting the film's assets while making quality items for the public to enjoy. Those interested in exploiting the company’s imagery in advertising or for other commercial purposes, such as merchandise licensing or promotional products, should contact our licensing team by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Upon review of the proposal, a company representative will get back to prospective licensees. To protect the exclusive designs and images the company has developed, One California Days’ style guide is only available to existing licensees.
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