The untold story of Bethany Hamilton and her relentless progression as one of the leading professional female surfers of our time.
Surfs Like A Girl is a two part project that will tell the story of surfer Bethany Hamilton as never seen before in a full-length feature film.
Bethany wants to use her story (she has her arm bitten off by a shark over ten years ago and still continues to rip) in the hopes to “inspire girls to get out and charge with their passions”– who could have a more inspiring story then Bethany Hamilton!
Bethany and film-maker Aaron Lieber are using the crowd funding platform Kick Starter to fund their project that will be delivered in two parts. The high-performance sports section will release in Spring 2015 followed by a documentary section that will be completed in Fall 2015.
Locations will include Hawaii, Tahiti, Maldives and Indonesia. Plus with your support they can add even more amazing surf destinations to the list!
Part one is an adrenalin-pumping and compelling technical sports performance film that showcases Bethany Hamilton’s precision skill and passion for navigating some of the best reef breaks and big waves around the globe. Many people know Bethany for her incredible recovery from a tiger shark attack ten years ago in Hawaii and for her philanthropic efforts and motivational speaking events worldwide, but first and foremost she is a professional surfer – and one of the best in the world. Part one is full of surprises and we guarantee that your heart will be racing and that you will not be disappointed!
Part Two is a documentary that charts Bethany Hamilton’s journey from pre-shark attack days to her pro-surfing life today. This section is about creating a personal relationship with our audience and taking them behind the scenes and into her private life – emotionally, spiritually and physically. An intimate video portrait that reveals a side of Bethany that you have never seen before. Bethany wanted to show her athleticism and technical ability on the waves but also to create a bond with viewers that would encourage them to fiercely pursue their dreams and kick bootie in the water, on the court, in the classroom or wherever their passion takes them.
Bethany Hamilton Lands Huge Air Reverse
As part of the campaign Bethany Hamilton and film-make Aaron Lieber also invite you to #IGotIt on social media so they can follow along with your dreams and successes too!
If you support the project by donating through their Kick Starter link, there are a number of items up for grabs to reward you for your donation. These include dinner with Bethany, surf lessons from Bethany, goodies from sponsors and sign memorabilia.
Donate to the project here and help them hit their $60,000 funding goal so we can see this project get off the ground and inspire more girls across the globe to get out there and follow their passions, be it surfing, tennis, running or anything that makes them happy.
How they are doing so far: