Screendaily: Film Constellation Boards Laird Hamilton Doc

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”.

4 Outdoor-Inspired Films You Should Watch Now

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. 

Editor Azin Samari on Sundance Surfing Documentary Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

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).

‘Take Every Wave’ Director Rory Kennedy On The “Uniquely Independent” Life Of Laird Hamilton – Sundance Studio

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.

“The Grandeur of this Exceptional Human”: DP Alice Gu on Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

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.

Government corruption and big-wave fever: Two docs look at California's fraught relationship with water

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.