Soul Surfer


1h 46m 2011

Brief Synopsis

The true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again. Bethany was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic, sun-drenched, surfer girl's life on the Kauai

Film Details

Also Known As
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Distribution Company
FILMDISTRICT/TRISTAR PICTURES
Location
Kauai, Hawaii, USA; Tahiti

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

The true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again. Bethany was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic, sun-drenched, surfer girl's life on the Kauai Coast, when suddenly everything changed. As Bethany fights to recover from the shark attack, the devastating 2004 tsunami in the Pacific Ocean unexpectedly gives Bethany a new perspective. Traveling to Phuket, Thailand, she witnesses life beyond her own shoreline and discovers her greater purpose-she can make a difference in the lives of others. Filled with a new sense of hope and direction, she returns home with a renewed resolve to conquer her own limitations and sets an encouraging example for people facing adversity.

Crew

Josh Abraham

Song

Eddie Abubo

Production Consultant

Megan Abubo

Stunts

Cyrena Addison

Visual Effects

Kamalani Ahue

Stunts

Terry Ahue

Stunts

Randy Aiwohi

Driver

Norman L Akau

Grip

George K Akeo

Greensman

Matt Allen

Story By

John Kameaaloha Almeida

Song

Ernest Alvarez

Medic

William B Amaral

Driver

Hector Antonio

Driver

Henry S Antonio

Chef

Victor Antonio

Chef

Bryan Arenas

Sound

Michael Ashton

Digital Artist

Paula Atkins

Camera Operator

Kevin Baird

Song

John Bannister

Driver

Gregory J Barnett

Unit Director

Gregory J Barnett

Stunt Coordinator

Jeffrey G Barnett

Stunts

Michael Barnett

Stunts

Ron Bass

Other

Ron Bass

Coproducer

Corey Bathke

Grip

Francesca Battistelli

Song

Francesca Battistelli

Song Performer

Johanna Bautista

Casting Assistant

Marco Beltrami

Music

Kimberly Bennink

Casting Associate

Elizabeth Bergman

Production Accountant

Michael Berk

Story By

Michael Berk

Screenplay

Sheryl Berk

Source Material

Matthew Berner

Assistant Camera

Alana Blanchard

Stunts

Ali Bland

Production

Donald Bland

Production

Evan 'kidd' Bogart

Song

Samson Bohol

On-Set Dresser

Shawn Booth

Loader

Reo Bosstra

Security

Jason Bowman

Song

Camille Brady

Stunts

John Brady

Craft Service

Makiko Braxton

Production Assistant

Christopher Bremble

Visual Effects Supervisor

Richard J Brock

Camera Assistant

David Brookwell

Producer

David Brookwell

Unit Director

Rick Bundschuh

Source Material

Kenneth Burke

Unit Production Manager

Matthieu Burri

Visual Effects Producer

Raimar Bylaardt

Grip

Raimar Bylaardt

Electrician

Alvin S Cabrinha

Property Master

Alvin Imipono Cabrinha

Props Assistant

Ammon H Cabrinha

Props Assistant

Kaanoipono Cabrinha

Props Assistant

Casey Cameron

Set Costumer

Bonnie Campanella

Stunts

Robert Campbell

Camera Assistant

Jeff W Canavan

Editor

Ping Cao

Digital Artist

Michael D Caplan

Visual Effects Producer

Joel Carmichael

On-Set Dresser

Chris Carpenter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Susie Singer Carter

Coproducer

Dan Cayer

Digital Artist

Mary Ann Changg

Hair Stylist

Tiffany Cheng

Set Production Assistant

Judy M Ching

Tailor

Timothy J Chinn

Location Manager

Don Chong

Grip

Anthony Ciccolini

Supervising Sound Editor

Jack Cloud

Digital Artist

Ellie-jean Coffey

Camera Utility

Dj Colbert

Makeup Assistant

Ron Condon

Assistant Camera

Johnathon Cormier

Digital Artist

Paulette Crammond

Hair Assistant

Michael Cronin

Grip

Padraic Culham

Compositing Supervisor

Charles D Cullen

Electrician

Greg Curry

Dailies

Adam D'esposito

Camera Utility

Elizabeth Dahl

Makeup Assistant

Shell Dalzell

Propman

Damon Darchuck

Carpenter

Kalani David

Stunts

Craig H Davidson

Stunts

Rebecca London Davis

Studio Teacher

Spencer Davis

Song

Big Ed Dearmore

Driver

Robert Deege

Associate Producer

Justin Denton

3-D Artist

Betty Depolito

Set Production Assistant

Dean Des Jarlais

Best Boy Electric

Mahealani Diego

Makeup Assistant

Paul Difranco

Music Supervisor

Gregory Doi

Craft Service

Mark Dombroski

Stunts

Dallas Dornan

Set Costumer

Mary M Dowd

Rotoscope Artist

Bill Draheim

Electrician

Sierra Drucker

Music Supervisor

Eric Dvorsky

Camera Coordinator

Crystal Dzigas

Stunts

Lowell Edgar

Music Contractor

Stanley Edwards

Driver

John Egli

Digital Artist

Scott Ejercito

Props

Moumen Elhajji

Caterer

Aaron Ellis

Grip

Earl Ellis

Prosthetic Makeup

Jenn Epstein

Digital Artist

Siki Erere

Security

Ian Ashley Eskelin

Song

Armel Estall

Chef

Ludo Estall

Security

Vatea Estall

Chef

Eric Evans

Digital Artist

Ron Evans

Grip

Gordon Fales

Digital Artist

Jody Fedele

Visual Effects Editor

Felipe Fenton

Digital Artist

Tyler Fernandes

Painter

Xavier J Figueroa

Electrician

Laurie Foi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Henry Fordham

Best Boy Grip

Jenna Forti

Stunts

Douglas K Foster

Stunts

Reid Fowler

Office Production Assistant

Dana Le Blanc Frankley

Assistant Sound Editor

Stani Franklin

Office Production Assistant

Michael Franti

Song

Jason Fratis

Electrician

Michael Freitas

On-Set Dresser

Deena Frooman

Electrician

Anna Fry

Stunts

Guo Fu

Digital Artist

Bryan Furer

Makeup

Ricardo S Galindez

Co-Executive Producer

Mick Gallagher

Set Production Assistant

Brad Gann

Story By

Dan Garab

Sound

Mark Garbarino

Prosthetic Makeup

Kai Garcia

Stunts

Hope Garrison

Assistant Director

Brian Gee

Dailies

Dustin Geiger

Stunts

Natalie Gerona

Driver

Lance Gilbert

Stunts

Daniel Glassman-vinci

Stunts

David Glowacki

Casting Associate

Ollie Goldstein

Song

Alisha Gonsalves

Stunts

Pamela M Gossage

Costume Supervisor

Easy Grabon

Grip

Denny Michael Gregg

Carpenter

Jeffrey J Gregg

Carpenter

Jeffrey J Gregg

Props

Michael Jason Gregg

On-Set Dresser

Michael J Gregg

Grip

Robert Griffith

Production Accountant

Leilani Gryde

Stunts

Betty Guerre

Office Production Assistant

Mike Gueso

Driver

Vincent Guisetti

Foley Artist

Thrisha Gura

Scenic Artist

David W Hagar

Editing

Tom Haley

Assistant Camera

Kristina Hall

Office Production Assistant

Samuel Halliday

Song

Jason Hamer

Prosthetic Makeup

Becky Hamilton

Coproducer

Bethany Hamilton

Creative Consultant

Bethany Hamilton

Song

Bethany Hamilton

Stunts

Bethany Hamilton

Source Material

Noah Hamilton

Consultant

Noah Hamilton

Production Coordinator

Noah Hamilton

Still Photographer

Noah Hamilton

Coproducer

Timothy Hamilton

Camera Assistant

Timothy Hamilton

Stunts

Ryan Hannemann

On-Set Dresser

Shan Hao

Digital Artist

Miranda Harcourt

Acting Coach

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Hana Harrison

Stunts

Mark Healey

Stunts

Eric Heavens

Compositing Supervisor

Tahurai Henry

Production Assistant

William R Hernandez

Driver

Shawn Hiatt

Director Of Photography

Sarah Hill

Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Distribution Company
FILMDISTRICT/TRISTAR PICTURES
Location
Kauai, Hawaii, USA; Tahiti

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States Spring April 8, 2011

Released in United States on Video August 2, 2011

Wide Release in United States Spring April 8, 2011

Based on the book "Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board" written by Bethany Hamilton and published by MTV Books October 2004.

Released in United States on Video August 2, 2011