April 03 2020 Friday at 01:00 PM

SOUTH TO SIAN | BYRON BAY

Last Friday night at the Mctavish factory in Byron Bay, a packed audience of young and old braved the chilly outdoors for their chance to view our new film, South To Sian. With raving reviews after a sold out showing at the Opheum theatre in Sydney, the night before, folks had flocked from all directions in anticipation of the night. Wrapped in a warm jacket and there to greet the throng was old Bob Mctavish himself, who with microphone in hand introduced the film and its stars to the eager crowd. It was shoulder to shoulder and standing room only as the opening motorbike scene was projected massively onto the parking lot wall, and space became harder and harder to find as the film progressed. A rowdy crowd juiced on Stone & Wood beers cheered and whistled their way throughout the surfing and moto scenes alike, only stopping to “ooo” and “ahh” at the film’s pleasingly picturesque landscapes. But it was a crew of Newcastle wild-boys who hollered louder than the rest, making their presence known as their mate Lewie Dunn graced the screen during one of the most memorable sections of the film. The Newy boys set the standard for the night with a loud enthusiasm that carried throughout. Lost on no one was the dream like flow of the journey. Laden with a rack full of surfboards and two motorbikes, the boys somehow managed their way over pot holed roads and deep ocean channels to cover the distance between East Nusa Tengerra and North Sumatra. And as the crowd dispersed that night, excited talks of their own road trips ensued. Big thank you to Yamaha Moto Aus and Mctavish Surfboards on Hosting the night, Stone & Wood for putting an ice-cold bear in everyone’s hand, and Three Blue ducks for the grub. Photos by @lockiemarley