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You-are-there thrills – Review

Brent Simon reviews Storm Surfers 3D for shockya.com Filmic evidence of both mankind’s folly and its boundless capacity for thrill-seeking still connected to the natural world, “Storm Surfers,” presented in 3-D in select theaters but also available in regular 2-D, offers up a look at surfing legends and best friends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones. Narrated …

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I think it’s about your nerve – Review

Lia Kim reviews Storm Surfers 3D for The Varsity  It is an icy one degree outside. The ocean’s vast virgin surface mirrors the sky’s foamy blue. Without warning, the sea swells up, sending a life-threatening 65-foot wave barreling into the air. The surfing documentary, Storm Surfers 3D, is about some very big waves — the …

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Action-packed Storm Surfers chronicles big wave surfers – Review

Mary Albert reviews Storm Surfers 3D for montereycountyweekly.com In thrilling fashion, Storm Surfers documents the legendary storm swells of the Southern Ocean over one Australian winter, as two middle-age surfers test whether they still have the right stuff to surf the biggest waves. The result is an electrifying spectacle of wave, water and man, as well …

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The surf is WAY up in adrenalized Storm Surfers 3D – Review

Megan Lehmann reviews Storm Surfers 3D for montereyherald.com Only Mother Nature’s most awesome brews interest the maverick big-wave surfers in “Storm Surfers 3D,” an immersive documentary that uses pioneering technology to get right inside the lip of some truly monstrous waves. Unusually character-driven for a genre that typically deals in braggadocious montages of big barrel riding, …

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Dean Cropp: Storm Surfers 3D water DOP

Water DOP Dean Cropp walks us through how he shot Storm Surfers 3D  Dean Cropp : Water DOP We started with some big expectations of what we wanted to achieve, I wanted to get right in close to the action, take the audience on the wave, into the wave, ride with the surfers, feel the …

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Storm Surfers 3D – Exclusive Clip

Exclusive clip from craveonline.com An exclusive first look at a scene from Storm Surfers 3D, featuring Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll. Put down your board and take a look at this CraveOnline Exclusive preview from Storm Surfers 3D, the award-winning new documentary about famed surfers Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll, and their death-defying feats surfing …

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Surfers push the limits in this absorbing documentary – Review

Luke Barnes reviews Storm Surfers 3D for santacruzsentinel.com “Storm Surfers” opens with what some would consider a nightmare. Veteran Australian big-wave surfers Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones are nearly 50 miles out at sea, looking to ride a series of waves. Carroll starts out but then in a moment of imbalance he is lost below the …

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Taking surf cinematography to a whole new level – Review

Brian D. Johnson reviews Storm Surfers 3D for macleans.ca For pure summer action, however, you can’t beat state-of-the-art surf porn. Storm Surfers 3D is not a great movie, but its pleasure is guilt free. Directors Justin McMillan and Christopher Nelius takes the camera deeper inside an ocean wave than it has ever gone before. Unlike World …

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Feel the spray of the barrel on our face – Review

Katherine Monk reviews Storm Surfers 3D for theprovince.com There’s a running argument about whether or not reality-style programming has helped or irreparably hindered the traditional documentary. Storm Surfers 3D provides an excellent example for dissection because everything that makes this Aussie documentary about big-wave surfers sexy for TV proves problematic in a feature treatment. For instance, …

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Daredevils tangle with age and sea – Review

Adrian Lee reviews Storm Surfers 3D for The Cronicle Herald TORONTO — Cape Solander, an hour’s drive from Sydney, Australia, and near where Capt. James Cook landed when he discovered the continent, is lined with craggy rocks and covered with razor-sharp barnacles. For most people, the first instinct wouldn’t be to leap in. But that’s just …

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Storm Surfers 3D a sensory splash! – Review

Peter Howell reviews Storm Surfers 3D for thestar.com Documentary about champion Australian wave surfers. Directed by Christopher Nelius and Justin McMillan. 95 minutes. At TIFF Bell Lightbox, Empire Whitby and Square One Mississauga theatres. G Storm Surfers 3D sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon, and its two protagonists certainly are animated figures. But it’s as …

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They don’t know when to call it quits – Review

Radheyan Simonpillai reviews Storm Surfers 3D for nowtoronto.com Aging thrill-seekers Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones chase monumental waves in the southern hemisphere, ride on the edge of disaster and come out alive, though sometimes barely. They don’t know when to call it quits… and neither does this doc. Like the imposing waves they surf, Storm Surfers …

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Iconic wave riders deal with age, seek out big breaks – Review

Adrian Lee reviews Storm Surfers 3D for courierislander.com TORONTO – Cape Solander, an hour’s drive from Sydney, Australia, and near where Capt. James Cook landed when he discovered the continent, is lined with craggy rocks and covered with razor-sharp barnacles. For most people, the first instinct wouldn’t be to leap in. But that’s just what Tom …

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Surfers seek out wildest waves in 3D movie – Review

Adrian Lee reviews Storm Surfers 3D for metronews.ca TORONTO – Cape Solander, an hour’s drive from Sydney, Australia, and near where Capt. James Cook landed when he discovered the continent, is lined with craggy rocks and covered with razor-sharp barnacles. For most people, the first instinct wouldn’t be to leap in. But that’s just what Tom …

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No desire to make ‘a snuff film’ – Interview

Katherine Monk interviews Justin McMillan for canada.com “I had no desire to make a snuff film,” says Justin McMillan, the director of a new 3D movie about big wave surfers. “Watching these guys go out there into these crazy places when the waves get really big was like watching them come to life.” And yet, McMillan …

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Unequivocal technical tour de force – Review

Liam Lacey reviews Storm Surfers 3D for The Globe and Mail A bit thin on plot, but an unequivocal technical tour de force, Storm Surfers 3D follows two middle-aged Australian buddies, former world surfing champ Tom Carroll and big-wave pioneer Ross Clarke-Jones over the course of a winter as they ride the big waves of the Southern Hemisphere. …

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Keep your passion burning no matter what your age is – Review

Abbey Smith reviews Storm Surfers 3D for movienewsguide.com Storm Surfers 3D is the latest documentary that utilizes 3D technology. Movie studios have used 3D rendering as a gimmick factor but people complain that it distracts them from the story. But there are several 3D documentaries that manage to enhance their storytelling with 3D effects. Sports …

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Tom Carroll takes Cameron Ling for a surf – Interview

Tom Carroll invites Cameron Ling from Saturday Night Footy to the sunny Northern Beaches for a surf and a chat. About Cameron The reigning premiership captain – affectionately dubbed ‘The Mayor’ – Cameron Ling is Geelong born-and-bred and was one of the most respected and beloved players in the game with three flags to his …

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Surf’s up in the swell doc ‘Storm Surfers 3-D’ – Review

Lou Lumenick reviews Storm Surfers 3D for New York Post Digital 3-D, which has been used to commit any number of aesthetic crimes as it’s grown in popularity over the past decade, is put to pretty much ideal use in Justin McMillan and Chris Nelius’ eye-popping documentary. They spent three months during the Southern Hemisphere …

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Chasing giant storms with Justin McMillan and Chris Nelius – Interview

Robert Archer interviews Justin McMillan and Chris Nelius for CePro Hollywood movie-makers, for the most, have missed the boat on 3D, failing time and again to create a stimulating experience. But one movie that should satisfy 3D enthusiasts is the documentary “Storm Surfers 3D,” which premieres in theaters June 14, 2013. Co-directed by Justin McMillan and …

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What stereoscopic 3D was made for – Review

Brandon A. DuHamel reviews Storm Surfers 3D for Blu-raydefinition.com Surfing films have been a popular niche documentary genre since the days of director Bruce Brown’s 1960s road trip surfer classic The Endless Summer whetted filmgoers appetites and stimulated their imaginations with the glistening bodies, shimmering seas, and sandy beaches of the then burgeoning surfer culture. …

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Hunting for Monster Waves Far Out on the Sea – Review

Daniel M Gold reviews Storm Surfers 3D for New York Times  From the seminal “Endless Summer” to “Step Into Liquid” to “Riding Giants,” surf documentaries burnish a man-at-one-with-nature mythology all their own. “Storm Surfers 3D,” the latest in a series of films about two Australian big-wave hunters and tow-in surfing, feels something like a breed …

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Jason Gorber interviews Chris Nelius for Twitch

Jason Gorber interviews Chris Nelius for Twitch Storm Surfers 3D offers far more than run-of-the-mill nature-porn docs. Sure, it’s got tremendous footage of waves and silly people on funny boards trying to catch them. I saw the film on a big screen last September at TIFF, and was blown away by the spectacle. Yet the film …

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Can’t get to the beach this month? – Review

Elizabeth Weitzman reviews Storm Surfers 3D for New York Daily News Can’t get to the beach this month? Justin McMillan and Christopher Nelius have something that might be even better: a trip to Australia with champion surfers Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll. Toni Collette’s solemn narration is a bit of a damper, but the subjects …

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Irrepressible Aussies versus monsters of the deep – Review

Megan Lehmann reviews Storm Surfers 3D for filmjournal.com Only Mother Nature’s most awesome brews interest the maverick big-wave surfers in Storm Surfers 3D, an immersive documentary that uses pioneering technology to get right inside the lip of some truly monstrous waves. Unusually character-driven for a genre that typically deals in braggadocios montages of big-barrel riding, this …

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STORM SURFERS 3D Hits A New High Water Mark – Review

Ryland Aldrich reviews Storm Surfers 3D for Twitch Film Plenty of arguments have been made about the merits of our current 3D cinematic boom. While much of the talk focuses on ticket prices and the gimmick factor, one common discourse is that the experience of watching a film in 3D actually distracts the viewer from …

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Drinking a beer watching Storm Surfers – Review

Beer review of Storm Surfers 3D The Australian surf documentary Storm Surfers (2012) took out the Best Feature Doco category at the most recent AACTA Awards. It was also, I believe, the first Aussie doco to be filmed in 3D. Whilst I was unable to see the film in 3D, it was definitely one of the most …

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Australian surfer Tom Carroll – Interview

David Wangberg interviews Tom Carroll for examiner.com Even though he retired from the professional sport of surfing 20 years ago, two-time world champion Tom Carroll still finds time to do what he loves, and he hopes to keep going for as long as possible. “I hope to be surfing at some appropriate level for as long as …

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Storm Surfers US Tour

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Storm Surfers Canadian Tour

After our success from the Toronto International Film Festival we have finally returned to Canada for a proper theatrical run. Yeew! We can’t wait to see what if the canucks think of our award winning 3D adventure. Storm Surfers 3D crashes onto Canadian screens from June 24, 2013. Check cinemas for session times. Visit filmswelike.com  

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