West Beach Films is the area’s most experienced producer of feature and short documentaries for theatrical, television, and online distribution.
As long-term members of the International Documentary Association, we are active in major market film festivals, and support documentary directors and producers with cinematography, lighting, and finishing services.
WBF has also produced documentaries internally which can be seen on iTunes, Netflix, and most streaming platforms.
Wheels Over Paradise (2016)
“Wheels Over Paradise” is the story of the outlaw, downhill skateboarders of Santa Barbara, CA. One of the most special and traveled to downhill scenes of the world, the hills above Santa Barbara attract some of the best riders... and the law.
Proposed in the summer of 2015, and quickly voted in by County Supervisors, a new law bans downhill skateboarding on the most dramatic and dangerous roads in California. The local riders who risk their lives pursuing the sport they love, now face another challenge of avoiding authorities.
Premiering in February 2016, the film finishes with the 2nd annual "Santa Gnarbara" downhill race, organized by Tom Flinchbaugh and featuring riders from both around the U.S. and abroad.
“MatchMakers” explores the contemporary history of matchmaking, starting with the psychoanalytical profiling and university studies that gave rise to modern Internet dating sites and traditional services. Featured stories include that of Scott Rose, a computer geek looking for his soul mate; a Russian bride from Moscow; an arranged marriage in India; and a California girl that allows her friends to set her up on blind dates in hopes of meeting the perfect man. The results will surprise audiences.
“MatchMakers” also features some of the largest online dating services, such as FriendFinder.com, and a class action lawsuit filed against Match.com. Interviewees include national radio host Delilah, relationship authors including Santa Barbara’s own Barbara De Angelis, the nation’s top sociologists (UCSB’s John and Janice Baldwin), and other experts in their respective fields who shed light on this cultural phenomenon. From a shopping mall selling Vietnamese brides in Singapore, to a computer- laden basement in Littleton, Colorado, “MatchMakers” tells all.