Surfing since as young as he can remember,
at the age of 13, Sage is crippled by fear
after suffering a wipeout on a huge wave.
The wave slammed him to the bottom and held him
pinned there without air until he nearly died.

With his whole life still ahead of him
yet now paralyzed by fear,
Sage no longer surfs the waves.
But unable to ignore the mystical and
powerful pull of the ocean,
he fishes in the surf,
and finds more than he bargained for.

This is the story of a teenager who confronts fear . . .

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Sage Burke


Born Julian Sage Burke, 21 November 2001 in Laguna Beach, California, Sage has surfed since he was three years old with his father, Douglas Burke.

Douglas Burke

Father of Surfer

Douglas Burke was born 25 July 1963. He has studied physics his whole life and is a professor at USC in the Physics and EE departments where he lectures.

Nick Snyder


Nick has appeared on stage as Frank Butler in "Annie Get Your Gun" and Captain Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" at the stage productions of Corona Del Mar High School, Newport Beach, CA.

Gerald James

Captain Bancroft, M.D. (aka "Banks")

Gerald James is a los Angeles based actor, director, teacher and writer. He is a teacher at the west coast Lee Strasberg theater and film school of acting.

AnaLia Lenchantin

Military Hospital Patient

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, AnaLia began at a very early age concertizing worldwide in a piano duo with pianist Olga Romero, receiving numerous awards, recording records, and performing in a film that won critical acclaim at the San Sebastian Film Festival 2003.

Marian Thomas Griffin

Military Hospital Receptionist

Marian was born in the US but raised in a small village in County Mayo in Ireland from the age of 5. After graduating from high school she returned for the summer, fell in love with New York and that was that!

Sergeant Marks

Alex Angelikis

Sergeant Marks

Alex Angelikis was born and raised in Los Angeles, California He attended the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute for the 2 year conservatory and was a member of The Group Theater at Strasberg.

Chris Rodrick

Naval Security Guard

Chris Rodrick is a US Navy Veteran who has performed on stages and sets since he was a kid, His first acting job was for a Woodland Hills Mall commercial in Tulsa,,OK.

Coleman Kelly

Naval Security Guard

Currently studying in New York where he is on the Actor’s Beat for parts in theatre and film, Coleman Kelly has already had a starring role in several recent dramatic films on the West Coast.

Mitch Feinstein

Admiral Fenwick

Mitch Feinstein came to acting late in life after a career as a lawyer and businessman. He studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute.

Turk Bartee

Navy SEAL Trainer

Turk has been a student of Method acting since the early nineties at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles. He has acted in countless plays and a few independent films in the Los Angeles.

Mike Estrada

Surfboard Shaper

Riding waves since the age of 5, Mike Estrada surfed competitively and traveled extensively during his teen years. It was his love for surfing and his fascination with the board under his feet that motivated him to channel his energies into designing surfboards.

Simon Hall

Fisherman on Rocks

Simon Hall is a high school student in Newport Beach, California. His role as a fisherman in the film “Surfer” is his acting debut.

E. J. Herbst

Fisherman on Rocks

E J Herbst is a high school student in Newport Beach, California. His role as a fisherman in the film “Surfer” is his film acting debut.


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Cinematheque - Cleveland Institute 
of Art

11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Saturday, December 7, 2018 @ 9:30pm

Music Box Theatre

3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613 

Friday, January 4, 2019 @ Midnight
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Bristol Improv Theatre

50 St. Paul's Rd.
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP
United Kingdom

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 8:00pm


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Houston, TX

Sunday, September 30

Anthology Film Archive Theater

New Filmmakers
32 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003

Wednesday, September 5 at 9:15 pm

Avalon Theatre

2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

Friday, September 7 at 9:30 pm
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More screenings in planning stages

Cinematheque - Cleveland Institute
of Art

11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106

Saturday, September 22 at 9:15 pm
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More screenings in October, November and December

Gardena Cinema

14948 Crenshaw Blvd,, Gardena, CA 90249

Thursday, September 13 - 8:30 pm

Sunday, September 30 - 10:00 am

More screenings are in planning stages

Kailua Cinemas

1090 Keolu Dr #114, Kailua, HI 96734

Sunday, September 2 at 12:30 pm
Wednesday, September 5 at 6:30 pm
Thursday, September 6 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, September 15 at 1:00 pm
Monday, September 17 at 8:00 pm

La Paloma Theater

471 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Saturday, September 8 - 11:00 pm
Saturday, September 15 - 11:00 pm
Saturday, September 22 - 11:00 pm

Ran successfully for 5 weekend matinees in May and June

Majestic Ventura Theater 

26 South Chestnut St, Ventura CA 93001

Saturday, September 2  -  7:00 pm

More screenings being planned for later in September
1200 seat capacity

The Frida Cinema

305 E 4th St, #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Tuesday, September 4 -  7:30 pm

More screenings being planned for later in month

The Lyric Theater

1209 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Every Friday in September at 11:00 pm


"...I did feel it affecting me on a personal level."

"...a future cult classic that I'd recommend to any  consieur of movies this strange and original."

"A sacrosanct vision. The future of cinema."

"....a surreal meditation on faith and surfing..."

"This Christian surfing movie is the next 'The Room'"

" unintentionally revealing look into another person’s soul"

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