1h 34min | Adventure, Biography, Drama | IMDB 4.8/10
“A glimpse into eternity”
Deep within every surfer is a heart hungry for adventure, yearning to be free, to break away and let go. Seeking purity and truth, they have a willingness to risk it all, to push on whatever the cost, overcoming every obstacle and risking everything in the ultimate pursuit of the perfect wave.
This is Ian McCormack’s story. This is our own story.
Ian grew up surfing the waters of New Zealand’s eastern shore and with a searching heart caught glimpses of truth in the moment on a wave when the world came together in perfection. Wanting to dive deeper, he sets out on a journey with his best friend that will change his life as they chase the perfect wave.
Travelling through Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa they surf incredible breaks and swirl in the life of ongoing travel, party and adventure, looking for the force that drives the world. When he meets Annabel, a striking and kindred soul, he abandons his friend on a new quest of love and ecstasy. Jealousy overtakes their love and broken by his own soul, he chases her to the island paradise of Mauritius to win her back.
He finds the perfect life in this surfer’s heaven until a diving accident, where he is stung by the deadly box jellyfish, leaves him fighting for his life and forcing him to choose between the truth of life and permanent death.
Based on a true story, “The Perfect Wave” tells the journey of Ian McCormack’s search for real life in a world full of shadows.
It is a full-length, dramatic, theatrical feature film shot in South Africa, Australia, Bali, Mauritius, New Zealand and “Bali” under the direction of internationally renowned commercial director Bruce Macdonald, and produced by seven-time Emmy winning US producer S Bryan Hickox.