Exclusive PWC Film Details Direct From Larry Rippenkroeger

Exclusive details on Hot Water, a PWC-based feature film, direct from Larry Rippenkroeger, the former racer/current Hollywood stuntman who wrote the script.

21st July 2010.
By Jeff Hemmel

A little more news on the feature film on personal watercraft, direct from the man behind the film himself, Larry Rippenkroeger. Larry sent me an email this morning with a few more exclusive details on Hot Water…

According to Larry, they’ve just gotten the project to the point where they could pull the trigger and make arrangements to shoot some footage at the World Finals. The film will not be a documentary, but a story set against the backdrop of the pro PWC tour.

“I wrote the script for Hot Water,” Rippenkroeger confirms. “It’s an action/comedy set against the backdrop of the pro Jet Ski tour. It involves modern-day PWC, not vintage watercraft, so don’t break out your day-glow wetsuits. This won’t be a cheesy Hollywood sports movie, but rather, a great coming of age story, full of excitement, challenges and laughs.”

Following the World Finals, the preliminary plan is to start principle photography early next year in Hawaii during the big-wave season. “The action and stunts will be spectacular, and we’ll be calling in the sport’s top pros to help make it happen,” continues Larry. “The remainder of Hot Water will be shot afterwards in locations that we’re working on now.

“We are currently in the casting process and I will be making those announcements as they come. Anyone who knows anything about Hollywood knows it’s a miracle that anything ever gets made in this town. There’s so many hurdles you have to overcome in each step of the process. We’re excited to finally be far enough along to be able to start rolling some cameras. More to come…”

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Jeff Hemmel

Jeff Hemmel writes for boats.com, Boating, PersonalWatercraft.com, and Powersports Business. The former Senior Editor at Watercraft World, Jeff is a multi-time award winner as well as a 2008 inductee into the IJSBA Hall of Fame. His first book, "The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon...and 101 Other Things For Young Mariners To Try, Do, & Build On the Water," received a bronze medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. For more info, visit Jeff Hemmel's website.

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