Facing Monsters

NSW Regional Premiere

A&I Hall, Bangalow
Thursday 14 April 2022 | 8.00 pm

Australia | 2021 | 90 mins
Director: Bentley Dean
Rated: M

Facing Monsters digs deep into the psyche of enigmatic West Australian ‘slab wave’ surfer Kerby Brown, a man whose connection with the ocean runs as deep as his love for his family. This film is far more than just a surfing story.

It’s an unapologetic musing into the essence of Kerby and his family as we join them on his quest to ride a ferocious slab wave in the deep Southern Ocean that no one on the planet has surfed before.

With intro and Q&A from producer Chris Veerhuis.

It’s a film about fear, addictions, and family bonds as we explore what drives Kerby, what anchors him and why he’s obsessed with pitting himself against one of nature’s most intimidating forces.

Directed by Bentley Dean [Contact, Tanna], produced by Chris Veerhuis [Red Dog: True Blue, Breath] and featuring stunning cinematography by Rick Rifici [Breath, Blueback], this suspenseful, action-packed drama unravels Kerby’s inner demons whilst confronting the real-world consequences that his death-defying passion could have on his family.

[It’s about] the feeling of the unknown and putting yourself against one of the most natural, rawest, most powerful elements in the world… That feeling is one that’s always drawn me back and I don’t get that feeling anywhere else – it’s the pinnacle for me.

Kerby Brown

A candid insight into a man caught between the love he has for his family, and a childhood dream that could ultimately destroy him.

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