Big Wave Movie, Ground Swell: The Other Side Of Fear, Hits The Big Screen

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On YNF Entertainment Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, Josh Brolin narrates feature documentary, Ground Swell: The Other Side of Fear, starring the best big wave surfers in the world, including the 100-foot Nazare, Portugal wave!

Ground Swell

TAUBLIEB Films continues to produce award-winning, compelling content for all platforms, including Ground Swell: The Other Side of Fear which brings you big wave surfing as it should be experienced; on the big screen. It debuts nationwide on January 20, 2023, and will then be released internationally, with upcoming premieres in London, Lisbon, Berlin, and Durban.

The best big wave surfers in the world compete against the world’s biggest, most terrifying waves in the feature documentary which features Nic Von Rupp, Matt Bromley, Kai Lenny, Makua Rothman, and Bianca Valenti, as well as a special appearance by Vini Dos Santos and the legendary 100 foot wave ridden in Nazare, Portugal. It is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Josh Brolin and Executive Produced by Paul Taublieb.

“Big waves were meant to be seen on the big screen, and Ground Swell harkens back to the days when surf movies were four-walled and played in theaters,” said Paul Taublieb. “And it’s the first time ever the monsters at Nazare will be shown in a big-screen theatrical setting!”

Filming Ground Swell

The film was shot on location at Jaws on Maui, Pipeline on the North Shore of Hawaii, and sometimes lethal Mavericks in Northern California on an all-time monster day in Nazare, Portugal. The film is an exploration of how big wave surfers battle fear in search of the ultimate thrill – and how what they experience can be an inspiration for everyone – through insightful, in-depth interviews and cutting-edge visuals.

Ground Swell was directed, written, and produced by Paul Taublieb and was produced by TAUBLIEB Films in collaboration with Monster Energy. Josh Brolin, Mark Hall, Sam Pontrelli, Mitch Covington, and Dan McHugh serve as executive producers. Stacy Transou and Susan Cooper are the producers. Wesley Forsyth, the director of photography and editor, David Clark, the co-DP and associate producer, and Curtis Beck, the coordinator of production, are all involved. Mark Sponsler of provided the surf forecast, and an all-star group of cinematographers, including Tim Bonython, Tucker Wooding, Larry Haynes, and Powerlines Productions, whose work is also featured in the film, contributed additional footage.

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TAUBLIEB Films is a multi Emmy-winning documentary, television and viral video full-service production company based in Malibu, CA.


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