Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

USA | 98 MINUTES

BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE

Documentary, Sports, First Time Filmmaker
Born into a family of surfers in Kauai, Bethany Hamilton began surfing competitively at eight years old. In 2003, at age 13, she was out surfing when she was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark, a run-in that cost her her right arm. But not only did she survive the attack—she was back on the competitive circuit just a year later. More than a decade later, Hamilton, now a mother, undertakes her greatest challenge—chasing a toddler, and chasing the biggest wave of her career.

Filmmaker Aaron Lieber weaves intimate observational footage of Hamilton and her family, archival footage of the surfer as a young woman, and gorgeous ocean wave panoramas into a heroic tale of bravery, perseverance, athleticism, and hope. Unstoppable takes the viewer on an incredible journey as a girl becomes a woman and a fearless athlete rises to the top her game, becoming a world champion. Hamilton’s story gives new meaning to the term “surf like a girl.”

—Deborah Rudolph

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Aaron Lieber

Aaron Lieber is a director, cinematographer, and editor, who has worked with brands such as Nike, Jeep, Lifeproof, and Samsung. In 2015, Lieber won the Red Digital Cinema REDirect Surf competition.
Director
Aaron Lieber
Producer
Penny Edmiston, Jane Kelly Kosek
Screenwriter
Aaron Lieber, Carol Martori
Cinematographer
Aaron Lieber
Editor
Carol Martori
Composer
Kris Bowers
Executive Producer
Shannon Millard, Tracey Gluck, Jeff Brooks, Erin Brooks
Music Supervisor
Liza Richardson
Supported by
Rip Curl & Corkcicle
Add'l Editors
Daniel Mayfield, Rommel Mendoza
Art Director
Scott Grossman
Dolby Digital
Jurgen Scharpf, David C. Hughes, Angus McGilpin, Helena Ngo
Cast
Bethany Hamilton, Adam Dirks, Alana Blanchard Carissa Moore, Coco Ho, Kelly Slater

CONTACTS

US Sales Contact
Matt Burke
Submarine
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212 625 1410
matt@submarine.com
Press Contact
Kevin McLean
K2 Publicity
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Phone: 310 955 1057
kevin@k2publicity.com
International Sales Contact
Matt Burke
Submarine
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212 625 1410
matt@submarine.com