TAKE EVERY WAVE: The Life of Laird Hamilton
TAKE EVERY WAVE: The Life of Laird Hamilton tracks the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. Much admired by the public, though often disdained or ignored by the surf industry itself, Laird is a unique sports icon—an athlete who has refused to compete professionally yet has dominated big wave surfing as no other figure in history has ever done.
Laird’s biographical story is told against the backdrop of a winter surf season on Kauai, where El Niño storm systems threaten to bring the biggest surf in decades. Mixing never-before-seen archival footage, with contemporary verité scenes shot in Southern California, Bermuda and Kauai, Take Every Wave weaves the past and present into an intimate and compelling portrait of a superstar athlete at the top of his game. Threaded throughout is a revealing, deeply personal interview with Laird as well conversations with the family members, friends, collaborators and detractors who know him best.
Take Every Wave provides an intimate, uncompromising look at a lifetime devoted to riding giant surf—and the price an athlete pays for greatness. The world premiere was at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
“People are often impressed with the types of waves Laird rides but for me living with him I am most impressed with his dedication and passion in his pursuit. Passion is something we can all relate to.
Rory Kennedy did a great job capturing the person that Laird is in a surprisingly emotional way.” ~Gabby Reece
RED CARPET INTERVIEWS: PARK CITY TV
“Sundance 2017 Red Carpet – Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” January 24, 2017.
‘Take Every Wave’ a gnarly respite from Park City snow
“4 Fitness-Focused Films at Sundance,” by Kristin Tice Studeman, January 19, 2017.
http://furthermore.equinox.com /articles/2017/01/sundance-201 7
“Canon Sponsors Sundance Film Festival,” by Zoltan Arva-Toth, January 20, 2017.
http://www.photographyblog.com /news/canon_sponsors_sundance_ film_festival/
SOUND AND PICTURE
“Canon Creative Studio Announces Schedule for Sundance 2017,” by Kendra Ruczak, January 20, 2017.
http://soundandpicture.com/201 7/01/canon-creative-studio-ann ounces-schedule-for-sundance- 2017
“‘A Different Kind of Surf Movie’: Director Rory Kennedy | Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” by Staff, January 22, 2017.
http://filmmakermagazine.com/1 01127-a-different-kind-of-surf -movie-director-rory-kennedy-t ake-every-wave-the-life-of-lai rd-hamilton/#.WIV3G7YrLVo
“Pierce Brosnan looks cheery at premiere of Laird Hamilton documentary at Sundance,” by Staff, January 23, 2017.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs howbiz/article-4146746/Pierce- Brosnan-looks-cheery-premiere- Laird-Hamilton.html
LOS ANGELES TIMES
“REVEALED: LAIRD’S SECRET UNLOCKED!” by Chas Smith, January 23, 2017.
http://beachgrit.com/2017/01/r evealed-lairds-secret-unlocked /
“‘Take Every Wave’ a gnarly respite from Park City snow,” by Doug Fox, January 23, 2017.
http://www.heraldextra.com/ent ertainment/movies/sundance/tak e-every-wave-a-gnarly-respite- from-park-city-snow/article_6a 6fe419-a297-5ed4-907d-d0239cf2 1ab0.html
“4 Outdoor-Inspired Films You Should Watch Now,” by AJ Powell, January 24, 2017.
http://gearpatrol.com/2017/01/ 24/outdoor-inspired-films-sund ance-2017/