After making his bow at Sundance last January, extreme surfer Laird Hamilton has caught his wave with Sundance Selects.
Film Constellation’s Fabien Westerhoff said: “What Ayrton Senna was to Formula 1, Laird Hamilton is to the surf world. A driven sportsman, inspiring millions by pushing the boundaries of a discipline to new and uncharted territories. We look forward to introducing the film to audiences worldwide”.
Surfer Laird Hamilton has faced down waves up to 70 feet high, but for Rory Kennedy’s documentary “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” he had to completely open himself up.
Sundance is that rare festival that does not shy away from opening with a documentary. This year was no exception.
Taking a breather from the social-issues docs that have been her main sphere, prolific nonfiction filmmaker Rory Kennedy steers the audience on an exhilarating ride in Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton.
From January 19–29 in Park City, Utah, some of the film industry’s best and brightest gather at the Sundance Film Festival to celebrate film and reward outstanding work in a handful of categories. Interspersed throughout those categories are a handful of outdoor-inspired films that are worth seeking out in 2017.
According to the new documentary Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, which premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival, even as a kid growing up on the North Shore of Oahu, Laird Hamilton ignored the rules.
For his latest feature, film editor Azin Samari edited Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, a documentary on the celebrity surfer from director Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam).
Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy took audiences to Abu Ghraib and the Last Days In Vietnam, but she entered into decidedly new territory with "Take Every Wave: The Life Of Laird Hamilton", which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Filmmakers tell IndieWire what cameras they used to shoot their Sundance films and why they chose them.
Conservation and recreation make a strong showing in both documentaries and dramas at this year's festival.
"Sundance: ‘Take Every Wave’ explores motivations, achievements of surfing legend Laird Hamilton," by Taylor Jewell, January 22, 2017.
The Pulse is on the Red carpet for the premiere of Laird Hamilton's documentary "Take Every Wave," Directed by the talented Rory Kennedy.
Among the world’s most well-known surfers, Laird Hamilton has surfed professionally since he was 17 years old. Now in his 50s, he’s the subject of a documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Rory Kennedy.
California may be the Golden State, but given how important water is both to our survival living in a desert and to our image as home to surfer culture, maybe the Aqua State would be a more fitting name.
There's nothing to get your mind off a mountain snowstorm in the middle of January quite like a gnarly surfing film.
"Live a maximum life whatever that means..."
Director Rory Kennedy and the subject of her new film Laird Hamilton-Take Every Wave – The story of Laird Hamilton
Canon U.S.A. is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival held in Park City, Utah.
If you’re lucky enough to be attending Sundance this year, put the Canon Creative Studio at the top of your list of things to do.