Macario De Souza
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About the Movie
ONE GOOD FRIEND CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Mark is a Big Wave Surfer. He dreams of being the best. Richie, Mark's best mate shares his love of Big Wave Surfing but has his own ambitions. A carpet layer by day, Richie dreams of becoming a MMA Cage-Fighting Champion. Both are fearless, living life on the edge, daring each other to surf bigger waves, party harder, take greater risks. But when their adrenalin-seeking antics and hardened partying turns sour, it sets in motion a dramatic and life-changing series of events that threatens to derail everything they have worked so hard for. In an instant, Mark's Big Wave surfing career is in tatters and Richie is facing a jail term. But for these two friends, giving up is not an option. It's not the mistakes you make but how you overcome them. Their unwavering friendship gives them the courage to battle their demons, rise up from their troubled past and conquer their fears.
Fighting Fear - Reviewed by Ange
How refreshing this Australian production is! It is expertly and beautifully crafted by Macario De Souza who, it seems, is pretty much responsible for the whole creative process- capturing the raw authenticity of these two men, leaving us viewers to ask, "who am I to judge?" To judge these guys is to look into your own belief systems and hopefully, challenge them.
It seems only Aussies can produce another cringeingly honest, profoundly inspiring and very interesting story of mateship with amazing ocean camera work(!) and strategies for conquering fear through the blunt reality and consequence of alcohol abuse, pushing personal boundaries as well as known human limitations. This pair manage their anger, ambition, through channeling their unique skills, hard-earned through life-threatening wipeouts, both financial, emotional and environmental to conquer and fully experience the present moment in hideously heavy wave situations to live to tell the tale afterward. They deserve more than the bucks earn. They deserve our recognition and acknowledgement.
Such a sick movie/doco
This will have you frothing from start to finish! Must buy