Facing Monsters

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Facing Monsters

95 mins | Australia | 2022

Director: Bentley Dean
Producer: Frank Chidiac,Susanne Morrison,Chris Veerhuis,Sonya Rifici
Screenwriter: Bentley Dean, Geoffrey Smith
Editor: Meredith Watson Jeffrey, Tania Nehme
Cinematographer: Rick Rifici
Cast: Kerby Brown, Cortney Brown, Nicole Jardine, Glenn Brown
Release Year: 2022
Language: English (Australia)
Subtitle: English (Australia)
Country: Australia
Genre: Documentary

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2022 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) Facing Monsters is a feature length documentary that digs deep into the psyche of enigmatic West Australian ‘slab wave’ surfer Kerby Brown, a man whose connection with the ocean runs as deep as his love for his family. This film is far more than just a surfing story. It’s an unapologetic musing into the essence of Kerby and his family as we join them on his quest to ride a ferocious slab wave in the deep southern ocean that no one on the planet has surfed before. It’s a film about fear, addictions, and family bonds as we explore what drives Kerby, what anchors him and why he’s obsessed with pitting himself against one of nature’s most intimidating forces.