ride the wave
Dir: martyn robertson
Having participated in competition surfing worldwide, 14-year-old Scottish, under-18 champion, Ben Larg, is prepared to put his life on the line to ride one of the biggest and most dangerous cold water waves in the world at Mullaghmore, Ireland. If he gets it right, he joins an elite group. If he gets it wrong, the consequences are terrifying. Danger, opportunity, and dilemma collide, propelling Ben and his family towards an unknown destiny.
“What a terrific film Ride the Wave is. It’s a story about parents and kids and danger and dreams. It’s incredibly visual, very cinematic. It’s a really impressive piece of cinema.”
“This is a film that sensitively eavesdrops on family life, as soaring drone shots provide the visual attractions of dramatic coastlines, blinding white beaches kissed by blood orange sunsets and mountainous waves crashing to shore. However Robertson’s skill lies in maintaining a warm human touch throughout. ”
“Robertson’s film is excellent at teasing out all the different things driving Ben towards his date with destiny – the desire to prove himself, the need to evolve as a surfer, his deep-seated fascination with giant waves. Its greatest achievement, though, is the way it also manages to be a film about parenthood.”