An Australian surf documentary has won the highest accolade at the International 3D Society Annual Awards overnight in Hollywood.
Storm Surfers 3D won the award for Most Outstanding Achievement in a 3D Documentary.
The surf documentary produced by Marcus Gillezeau and Ellenor Cox beat out the James Cameron-produced Cirque du Soleil: World’s Away documentary and Katy Perry’s Part of Me.
Storm Surfers 3D director Chris Nelius accepted the award. Ang Lee was present to accept his award for Life of Pi which won for Best 3D in a feature film.
Storm Surfers 3D was directed by Nelius and Justin McMillan and follows veteran big wave surfers Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones on their quest to ride big waves off the coast of Australia.
The film was distributed locally by Madman Entertainment.
The film won Best feature length documentary at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Awards as well as the Surfworld International Surf Film Festivals Peter Troy Spirit Award.