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Synopsis

Facing Monsters is a feature length documentary that digs deep into the psyche of enigmatic West Australian ‘slab wave’ surfer Kerby Brown, a man whose connection with the ocean runs as deep as his love for his family. This film is far more than just a surfing story. It’s an unapologetic musing into the essence of Kerby and his family as we join them on his quest to ride a ferocious slab wave in the deep southern ocean that no one on the planet has surfed before. It’s a film about fear, addictions, and family bonds as we explore what drives Kerby, what anchors him and why he’s obsessed with pitting himself against one of nature’s most intimidating forces.

Photo credit © Beyond West Pty Ltd

Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia

on the Traditional Country of the Nhanta, Pibulmun, Wudjari & Noongar Whadjuk peoples

Production Information

Featuring

Kerby Brown

Director

Bentley Dean

Producer

Chris Veerhuis

Co-Producer

Sonya Rifici

Executive Producers

Frank Chidiac

Susanne Morrison

Distributor

Madman Entertainment (ANZ)

Sales

Beyond Rights (ROW)

Key Locations

Denmark
Albany
Southern Ocean South Coast
Kalbarri
Pink Lake – Port Gregory
Gnarloo Station
Perth

Writers

Bentley Dean

Geoffrey Smith

Director of Photography

Rick Rifici

Editor

Meredith Watson Jeffrey

Tania M Nehme

Composer

Tim Count

Sound Recordist

Jeremy Ashton

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