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INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF OKLAHOMA
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
SCREAMING BUTTERFLY PRODUCTIONS
PRESENT
A CHARLES MAUPIN FILM

Liquid Wind
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CHARLES MAUPIN
MUSIC BY LOCAL ARTISTS
EDITED BY DIANA KETTLE
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY CHARLES MAUPIN

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
FROM NBC AFFILIATE KFOR METEOROLOGIST MIKE MORGAN
WORLD RENOWNED FILM DIRECTOR MICHAEL KNOF
CO-FOUNDER OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA BOARDSAILING ASSOCIATION
BRUCE ROBERTSON






Liquid Wind, is an intense look at the kiteboarding and windsurfing phenomenon on Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Includes musical contributions from Oklahoma artists Grey, Jon Carrube, Chris Stephens, Brad Davis, Mary Catherine Reynolds, and Louise Goldberg.

Includes interviews with top Oklahoma windsurfers and kiteboarders, weather experts, and those responsible for bringing this extreme water sport to Lake Hefner. Produced by the Independent Filmmakers of Oklahoma and Screaming Butterfly Productions from 03/03 to 10/03 in Oklahoma City, OK. on Lake Hefner.


BRIEF SUMMARY

Among the windsurfers and kiteboarders featured are Jeff Shelley, Daniel Nicholson, Bryan Dobry, Nick Tubre, Kevin McCaleb, and Jeff McClung. Co-Founder of the Central Oklahoma Boardsailing Association, Bruce Robertson, assists City Manager, Jim Couch, in explaining how windsurfing and kiteboarding began at Lake Hefner. German Director Michael Knof makes a cameo appearance when his son, Lewis Lindenberg, is injured in a kiteboarding accident. Lindenberg explains how he crashed into the rocks surrounding Lake Hefner, sustaining injuries to his hip, knees, and pelvis. KFOR Meteorologist Mike Morgan explains the geographical and meteorological conditions that must exist for great windsurfing on Lake Hefner.


PRODUCTION

Liquid Wind is the work of Producer Charles Maupin of the Independent Filmmakers of Oklahoma. On this project, Maupin doubles as both Producer and Director of Photography. James Murati served as Still Photographer and Technical Consultant for the project. Maggie Abel provided the CG titling, and assisted Maupin as Camera Operator. The project was edited at Screaming Butterfly Productions by, OU FVS Junior, Diana Kettle. Kettle, working with Timothy Lang, previously was awarded Best Music Video at the Bare Bones International Film Festival. Kettle was recently named Pegasys Producer of the Year for 2003, and previously was Editor of the Year for 2002.


FEATURED MUSIC

All the music featured in Liquid Wind is the work of Oklahoma's local musicians. Jon Carrube's "Long Day" was recorded specifically for the documentary at Champagne Studios, and is featured for one of two music videos in the documentary. The techno stylings of Chris Stephens and Brad Davis have 9 songs featured in Liquid Wind which are heard throughout the Grey's track "Joyous Occasion", a psychedelic favorite on mp3.com, is the featured song of the second music video piece. Mary Catherine Reynolds and Louise Goldberg contribute the track, "Mourning Dove" featured in a section focusing on the family and female windsurfers.