Burlington, VT—October 10, 2006- Today Burton announced dates for its global movie tour, which will include the debut of its snowboard film “For Right or Wrong” in 22 cities around the world. Kicking off in Tokyo on October 14, the “For Right or Wrong” tour will include film premieres, rider autograph sessions and after-parties.
Produced by Mandalay Entertainment, For Right or Wrong takes an inside look at what it’s like to snowboard for a living and combines action and documentary-style footage about riders’ lives both on and off the hill. The movie carves out individual story lines that focus on the different facets of pro snowboarding, including: the urban snowboard scene; the competitive snowboard lifestyle and a riding trip to Russia with Jake Burton, his oldest son George and select Burton team riders.
“When we set out to create For Right or Wrong our vision was to show the variety in snowboarders’ personalities, their riding styles and the terrain they ride – all from an insider’s viewpoint,” says Jake Burton, Founder and Chairman of Burton Snowboards. “It’s a perspective on our sport that has never been seen before.”
Shaun White, Keir Dillon, Kelly Clark, Jake Burton Carpenter, George Carpenter, David Carrier-Porcheron, Terje Haakonsen, Dave Downing, Mads Jonsson, Jeremy Jones and Nicolas Müller all star in the movie, which was filmed in Japan, New Zealand, Italy, Norway, Russia, California, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, New Jersey, Vermont, Minnesota and Alaska.
For Right or Wrong takes a good look at the different aspects of snowboarding,” says Burton Global Team Rider Jeremy Jones. “There’s great action and even better dialog – this film will crack you up.”
The Burton Movie Tour will also show “Guy in the Sky – The Process 5″, a short snowboard action film that showcases the Burton Global Team.
For Right or Wrong Movie Tour Dates
October 14 Tokyo, Japan
October 15 Fukuoka, Japan
October 16 Nagoya, Japan
October 19 Santa Monica, CA
October 20 Berkeley, CA
October 21 Sacramento, CA
October 22 Denver, CO
October 23 Salt Lake City, UT
October 25 Portland, OR
October 26 Vancouver, BC
October 27 Toronto, ON
October 28 Burlington, VT
October 30 New York, NY
October 27 Les Deux Alpes, France
November 3 Vevey, Switzerland
November 4 Munich, Germany
November 7 London, England
November 8 Madrid, Spain
November 9 Antwerp, Belgium
November 9 Stockholm, Sweden
November 10 Milan, Italy
November 11 Innsbruck, Austria
Check out a short film preview and tour stop venue details at www.burton.com/movie
Thanks to Motorola, SoBe, Transworld Snowboarding, Snowboard Canada, Vice and Bud Light for supporting the 2006 Burton Movie Tour.
About Burton Snowboards
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through its groundbreaking product lines, its grassroots efforts to get the sport accepted at resorts and its team of top snowboarders. In 1996, Burton began growing its family of brands to include board sports equipment and apparel brands. Privately held and owned by Jake, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with international offices in Innsbruck, Austria and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit www.burton.com.