Super Bowl Slackliner

At Sender Films, we’re always trying to discover new on-screen talent, and snag the penniless unknowns living in their cars before they become big stars and headline makers. We’ve watched with pride as folks like Alex Honnold and Timmy O’Neill have gone on to worldwide media fame after first appearing in a Sender productions.

When we decided to make a film about Andy Lewis, the slackline master and star of REEL ROCK’s “Sketchy Andy” film, we knew we could rely on his major athletic talent and a bombastic personality to deliver a crazy film. But we didn’t foresee that, several months later, he would be doing back flips at the Superbowl and getting smooched by the Material Girl in front of 115 million viewers. There was something about the dude with the Caligula outfit and golden fro (4,999 FB friends and counting) that really hit a collective American nerve. Suddenly Andy was the subject of CNN reports, Youtube responses and hilarious spoofs on Conan O’Brien and Saturday Night Live. Check out Andy Samberg’s impression at the end of this SNL skit:

Andy Lewis- Samberg on SNL

Congrats to Andy on his star turn, hope he still returns our calls.

Written by Nick in: General |

Watch REEL ROCK’s Sketchy Andy Lewis rock Super Bowl Halftime with Madonna

In case you missed Sunday’s Super Bowl madness, REEL ROCK 2011 star “Sketchy” Andy Lewis rocked the slack-line during Madonna’s epic halftime performance. With 115 million people watching live, Andy — wearing some sort of Greek tunic — bounced and flipped his way along the line as Madonna encouraged him with sexy moves and a kiss. Check out the performance here (start at 4:10). We knew this guy was bound for stardom, but this is next-level. Hats off to Andy, who is apparently taking his show on the road with Madonna for over 100 more performances.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the 2011 REEL ROCK DVD, you can buy it here as a DVD or HD download to watch Sketchy Andy perform his death-defying stunts thousands of feet off the ground, often ropeless, sometimes naked, in the eponymous film that won Best Adventure Movie at Kendal Mountain Film Festival, and has left REEL ROCK audiences debating which side of the insanity/genius line this guy falls on. At least we know Madonna’s opinion on where he stands on that one. HERE is the REEL ROCK DVD trailer, which features all 6 of the amazing films from the 2011 Tour — Ice Revolution, Cold, Project Dawn Wall, Origins:Obe and Ashima, Race for the Nose and Sketchy Andy — plus an hour of bonus footage, hilarious outtakes and behind the scenes.

Here’s to following your passion, and going big — thanks for the inspiration Sketchy Andy!

The REEL ROCK crew

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