Bethany Hamilton is working on a new two-part biopic called Surfs Like A Girl due out in 2015. This is good news. Her story is well-known, but her surfing could always use more screen time. Plain and simple: Bethany rips. Hard.
Hamilton has partnered with Aaron Lieber, the same director who put together Lakey Peterson: Zero to 100. They hope to release the film in two parts: a high-performance Bethany shred-fest that will premiere in the spring; and an in-depth documentary following in the fall that will no doubt be brimming with inspiration from her life story.
They’re using RED cameras, and they’re toting those suckers all over the world to get Hamilton in the best possible surf. Of course, that gear is expensive, as is post-production, and music licensing, and you can imagine the rest. So they’ve launched a Kickstarter project to help with costs, and the rewards for donating are everything from Facebook shout-outs to private surf sessions with Bethany.
If you feel so inclined, head on over to their Kickstarter page to learn more.