On July 27th, Rocky Romano was the live guest artist on Artists on Art, KZSC’s weekly interview radio show to talk about his art as a filmmaker and activist.
Rocky has done a lot of different things in his life from Manhattan and Tahoe Restaurateur to action sports athlete to filmmaker to creating a production company that makes action sports movies and award winning short documentaries and online community with Keep Tahoe Real.
We had a great conversation on how Rocky got started as a filmmaker after receiving his education in business management at UC Berkeley, doing the corporate project management work in Oakland, moving to to Tahoe and becoming an action sports athlete, a world cup level snowboard coach, and a world-class raft guide.
We talked about his first ski and snowboard video Gapers Gone Wild in 2003. You can see this cult classic by clicking on the link.
In 2006, he founded The Go Big Project production company that specializes in action sports films, videos, events, photography, music, athletes and brand development. He then helped create the grass roots online community KeepTahoeReal.com where you can find a lot of information about Rocky and his crew and that features the best of action sports, film, art, music, photography and culture from around the world. The tagline at Keep Tahoe Real is to Respect Earth and Life. Their mission is to support and promote the growth of the action sports industry and community.
We talked about his production company’s movie, “Ride A Wave”, that won the audience award for best short at this year’s Santa Cruz Film Festival. The picture on the right is a still from the beginning of the movie. Ride a Wave is a local organization that provides a day surfing and boogie boarding for kids with special needs. The movie shows kids that can’t even walk catching waves at Cowells. It really pulls at your heart strings.
During the show, we played the music that is featured in the “Ride A Wave” movie that was created by the Lead Editor/Production Manager of the Go Big Project, Rob Armenti. You can find Rob’s music at his page on myspace.
Lastly, we talked about the newest movie, “Stealing Cars” to be released this fall by the Go Big Project. Below is the trailer for Stealing Cars and the movie short Ride a Wave.
If you would like to hear a recording of our live broadcast, click on the play button below.