Santa Barbara International Film Fest to Premiere Film on Pop Artist, John Van Hamersveld!!


The prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival has accepted the newly released short documentary entitled John Van Hamersveld “CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT” for its World Premiere on February 6, 2019, at 5 pm.



John Van Hamersveld “CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT” Official Poster


The film is originated by acclaimed L.A. artist Dave Tourjé (Chouinard Foundation, L.A. Aboriginal, California Locos) a longtime friend and collaborator of Van Hamersveld.


John Van Hamersveld with Producer and Director, Dave Tourjé.
Photo: Ariana Capriotti


The film was also produced and directed by Tourjé, award-winning Director Christopher Sibley and Producer Ariana Capriotti, with writing by Andrew Van Wyk and Adam Cude.



John Van Hamersveld  with L-R Production Coordinator Alex Wisner,
Director Christopher Sibley, and Producer Ariana Capriotti.


It is 11 minutes long and is packed with many renowned artists such as Shepard Fairey, Chaz Bojórquez, Mary Anna Pomonis, Jeff Ho, and many others.


Shepard Fairey in John Van Hamersveld “CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT”.



Chaz Bojórquez in John Van Hamersveld  “CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT”



Shepard Fairey with L-R Producer Ariana Capriotti,
Director Christopher Sibley, and Production Coordinator, Alex Wisner 



Additionally, it features an incredible soundtrack featuring the music of Jimi Hendrix among many others. Tourjé’s company, Four Point Star Productions, produced the film in association with Alchemist Arts. (View trailers  on Vimeo here)

Director Christopher Sibley with John Van Hamersveld and Production Coordinator Alex Wisner.
Photo: Dave Tourjé


The film chronicles the seminal and monumentally influential career of John Van Hamersveld – one of the most important Pop artists of the last century. Van Hamersveld’s work in Surf, Rock, and Muralism is widely celebrated, and his early works include the image for The Endless Summer, album covers including the Rolling Stones “Exile on Main Street” and the Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour”, among many others.


Behind the scenes with John Van Hamersveld.
Photo: Dave Tourjé



John Van Hamersveld and Shepard Fairey with John’s legendary The Endless Summer Poster.



More recently, he created one of the largest murals ever commissioned in the United States – a 510’ long artwork installed around a dilapidated water tank in the coastal city of El Segundo, California.


Producer and Director Dave Tourjé with John Van Hamersveld.
Photo: Ariana Capriotti


While celebrating Van Hamersveld’s life and art, the film also delivers a poignant and powerful message of encouragement to any artist struggling to stay the course with their own art.


Producer and Director Dave Tourjé in Post Production Studio with Sound Mixer Ross Leitner.
Photo: Ariana Capriotti



Producer Ariana Capriotti.
Photo: Dave Tourjé


The film was made over an 8-year period, undergoing many twists and turns in the process, being abandoned and revived three times. The final result is “beautiful and powerful”, says Shepard Fairey, one of the most celebrated artists in the world. The Godfather of Graffiti, Chaz Bojórquez, calls the film “beautiful, informative and very, very poetic”, and also depicts Van Hamersveld as a seminal influence on the Graffiti art movement.


Ross Leitner sound mixing.
Photo: Dave Tourjé



John Van Hamersveld “CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT” is headed to major film festivals internationally beginning in January of 2019 and is presented by Four Point Star Productions in association with Alchemist Arts.


John Van Hamersveld, CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT

Produced and Directed by Dave Tourjé
Director/Producer: Christopher Sibley,
Producer: Ariana Capriotti,
Editor: Adam Cude,
Writers: Andrew Van Wyk and Adam Cude,
Associate Producers: Nina Madzirov and Alana Reinhart,
Re-recording Mixer & Sound Design: Ross Leitner,
Post Production Supervisor: James Allen,
Production Coordinators: Andrés Cuervo, KT Kent, Katie Malloy, and Alex Wisner,
Camera Operators: Brent Black, Adam Cude, Chadd Dorak, Ryan Sheehy, Toven Stith, and Ryan Valdez,
Music Licensing: Kharin Gilbert,

Chaz Bojórquez,
Carole Caroompas,
Shepard Fairey,
Jim Fitzpatrick,
Jeff Ho,
Harvey Kubernik,
Steve Olson,
Nina Palomba,
Mary Anna Pomonis,
Louise Sandhaus,
Quentin “Shplinton” Thomas,
Shaun Tomson,
John Van Hamersveld,
Gary Wong

Copyright Dave Tourjé and Four Point Star LLC. All Rights Reserved.

I have covered the California Locos before. Based on what I know about this group, the film will be fantastic.
John Van Hamersveld is exceptionally talented just as the other members of the California Locos group are!

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