Facing Monsters

Genre: Documentaries, Autumn/Winter 21

Duration: 1x90'

Year of Production: 2021

Production Company: Beyond West, Red Eye Productions & Veerhuis Pictures

Definition: HD & 4K

A surfer faces monster waves – and his own demons

This beautifully shot, premium feature documentary digs deep into the psyche of enigmatic free surfer Kerby Brown as he pursues the ultimate ferocious and deadly ‘slab’ waves along the coast of his native Western Australia. But it’s more than just a surfing story. It’s a film about fear, passion, addiction and family bonds, all of which are explored through examining what drives Kerby, what anchors him, and why he’s obsessed with pitting himself against one of nature’s most intimidating forces.

With a new slab location in his sights, the camera follows as he prepares for his greatest-ever challenge, all the while pondering the dilemma: what’s the price of such an audacious dream? Suspenseful, action-packed, and truly breath-taking, we are alongside Kerby in the Southern Ocean as he suffers a terrible surfing accident and as he shares his inner turmoil while confronting the real-world consequences that his death-defying passion could have on his wife and family.