OCTOBER 13-20, 2022 | NewportBeachFilmFest.com | NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 71 Humanity Stoked The beauty in overcoming fear and other challenges facing humanity as seen by icons of pro skating, science, art, music, activism, and education, all of whom share experiences and perspectives shaped by their love of skateboarding. Director: Michael Ien Cohen Producer: Michael Ien Cohen Writer: Michael Ien Cohen, Ian B Gibson Cast: Tony Hawk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Shepard Fairey, Jose Gonzalez, Lizzie Armanto, Amelia Brodka, Nyjah Huston, Rob Machado, Bob Burnquist 2021 - United States Keep It A Secret In 1972, every international sporting event in Ireland was cancelled, except for one. Keep It a Secret recounts the inspiring true story of the dawn of Irish surfing and how the sport’s brave pioneers found the peace in the surf during the most violent years of The Troubles. Director: Sean Duggan Producer: Sabine Krayenbühl Writer: Sean Duggan Cast: Willie Britton, Kevin Cavey, Vivienne Evans, Martin Lloyd, Kevin Naughton Plays with Tom & I 2021 - United States Surf Nation As China trains its first generation of Olympic surfers, two promising young athletes - Alex and Lolo - navigate adolescence, freedom and their love of the sport. Director: Jessica Q. Chen, Jeremiah M. Bogert Jr. Producer: Diane Quon, Nevo Shinaar 2021 - United States Through The Doggy Door Through the Doggy Door is a documentary about the life of Sheldon Paishon, his struggles with homelessness on the west side of Oahu and his endless desire to chase his dream of becoming a professional surfer. Q & A with cast and crew after the film. Director: Joe Alani Producer: Mason Ho, Joe Alani, Omar Gadahn Writer: Joe Alani Cast: Sheldon Paishon, Mason Ho 2022 - United States ACTION SPORTS