In this exhilarating story about passion and resilience, viewers are introduced to a South African ocean maverick who takes on impossible challenges in giant waves.
Ocean Driven explores the life of big wave surfing champion Chris Bertish, inspiring the world with his journey and unearthing the keys to his success. From South Africa’s coast to surf breaks around the world, Bertish chronicles his unsponsored odyssey over a period of 15 years as he grew into a highly skilled and fearless waterman.
Bertish was at the forefront of big wave surfing, and a pioneer of paddling into larger waves. This is an organic and gritty film full of authentic footage shot during the start of a new era in surfing where you even had to respect the dangers the cameramen faced while recording the incredible footage. All of it leading up to 2010, when minutes after nearly drowning, Bertish took the world by storm in the biggest waves ever paddled into and surfed at the Mavericks Big Wave Invitational Event in Half Moon Bay, CA.
The film features interviews with big wave legends and ocean specialists. Exploring the raw, rugged coastline of South Africa and its unique influence on the people who live there, this film goes further than previous surf documentaries, with an intricate storyline, drama, while delivering a subliminal message along the way. Ocean Driven exposes viewers to the wonders of the ocean, showcasing a mix of geographic locations and seascapes, from South Africa to Hawaii and from Fiji to Mexico. The story is told with poetic and dramatic visual elements, state-of-the-art sound, lush music and is narrated by Bertish himself.
Ocean Driven premieres March 24th at 7PM at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. (3970 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA). In the spirit of the movie, we want to see how driven our fans are.
We are giving away one pair of FREE tickets to one lucky What’s Up Hollywood reader.
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Please submit your entry by March 23rd. Be sure to follow ALL THREE steps for your chance to win!
The first to complete their entry by 3/23/16 will win!