3D surf film gets international premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

A big wave 3D documentary following two aging professional Australian surfers will have its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Storm Surfers 3D, produced by Marcus Gillezeau and Ellenor Cox and directed by Chris Nelius and Justin McMillan, will screen in the Real to Reel documentary program of TIFF.

The film, distributed by Madman, sees veteran big wave surfers Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones as they chase huge storm swells off the Australian coast in the later stages of their careers.

Funded in part by Screen Australia, the film joins Australian films Lore, directed by Cate Shortland and The Sapphires directed by Wayne Blair.

Cox and Gillezeau said: ““It is a privilege for Storm Surfers 3D to be accepted into such a prestigious festival and to be recognised for its broader appeal and all the universal themes contained in the film such as friendship, courage and passion.”

TIFF will take place from 6 to 16 September.

The film will have its Australian premiere on 14 August before going on tour around the country, with Carroll and Clarke-Jones at the events.

Storm Surfers 3D is the third film in the series, which began as a TV show and sold to more than 70 countries.


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