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CFDb Review:

A powerful show of God’s love for His children.  Check out the CFDb Movie Review and the CFDb interview with Rachel Hendrix, as well as the podcast interview.

The Perfect Wave

Film Description:

Based on a true story, The Perfect Wave, is a family oriented, coming of age movie, set against thrilling backgrounds of the international twenty-something world of tropical and exotic surfing in New Zealand, Bali, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the Island of Mauritius.

Ian McCormack leads a mundane life in Christchurch New Zealand. He is a twenty-four year-old latent teenager who sets off in search of the perfect wave. He drags his closest surfing buddy along with him, tempting fate and the call for a wild adventure. His overly protective, religious mother reluctantly sends him on his way tearfully reminding him if he gets in trouble, turn to God.

Ian’s search is a broader quest, beyond the next wave and next party. Ian discovers himself yearning for something other than the communal surf-party life. He wants, like so many young people, to go feral, to let life lead him and see what surprises it will provide. Ian pushes to continue with the journey, finding and losing love and friends as his journey continues. Finally, he finds a communal beach paradise, with incredible surf, friends, peace and fulfillment emerging from the acceptance of whatever the world throws his way. An approaching storm threatens the resort community while setting its course to ignite the outer reef into an epic surf break and provide the perfect wave he has been searching for. That night, Ian joins some friends on a night dive for lobster and, in the dark water of the reef, encounters a group of dreaded box jellyfish with venom so virulent; one sting will kill. Ian is stung five times before he knows what’s happening and struggles back to shore, where he is abandoned and left without hope.

While on route to the hospital, he realizes he is going to die. With nowhere else to turn, he remembers his mother’s parting words to call on God in times of trouble and desperation. In the back of the ambulance, he fumbles his way through the Lord’s Prayer, accepting in whatever way he knows, God’s grace. At the Mauritian hospital, Ian is pronounced dead shortly after his arrival and is wheeled off to the morgue. Ian awakes finding himself out of his own body, in complete darkness in a cold and strange place. As Ian struggles with what has happened and is lifted out of the darkness on a perfect wave, a light rising to heaven at the feet of Christ, he is forgiven, redeemed and given the choice to stay in true paradise or return to tell the world his story. Remembering his mother’s love and wanting to share what he has seen, Ian chooses to return. Fifteen minutes after the doctor had pronounced him dead, he awakens in the morgue. Ian walks out of the hospital and returns to his community of friends who are already mourning the news of his death. To their shock, he shares his story and in the morning returns home to New Zealand, his plane rising over the outer reef where he sees the most incredible perfect wave breaking beneath him.

That true story happened 28 years ago. How many people have you heard about, or know, that have personally met their Creator and lived to talk about it? Now meet someone who has and you will be able to live his amazing and extraordinary experience for yourself.

(Check out Clint Eastwood’s son Scott Eastwood as Ian McCormack!)

Release Date: (Select Theaters) July 11, 2014

Release Date: (Blu-ray) Wal-Mart

Release Date: (DVD/Blu-ray) TBA!

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The Perfect Summer
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The Perfect Wave - Christian Movie Coming to Select Theaters July 11th!

The Perfect Wave Christian Movie DVD

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ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER
  • Scott Eastwood … Ian McCormack
  • Cheryl Ladd … Mrs. McCormack (mom)
  • Patrick Lyster … Mr. McCormack (dad)
  • Rachel Hendrix … Annabel
  • Scott Mortensen … Lachlan
  • Nicolai Mynhardt … Michael McCormack
  •  Diana Vickers … Kim
  •  Matt Bromley … Mark
  •  Rosy Hodge … Roxy
  •  Shawn Payne … Free Surfer
  •  Mehboob Bawa … Doctor
FILM CONTACT DETAILS
Company: Divine Inspiration
Contact Person: Craig Jones
Phone: 0021 27 7882928
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The Perfect Wave (2014) Movie

 

Duration: | Release Date:February 3, 2014 | MPAA Rating: Not Rated |
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Based on a true story, The Perfect Wave, is a family oriented, coming of age movie, set against thrilling backgrounds of the international twenty-something world of tropical and exotic surfing in New Zealand, Bali, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the Island of Mauritius.

Director:

Bruce Macdonald

Writers:

Roger Hawkins, William A. Wood III

Stars:

Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, Rachel Hendrix, Scott Mortensen, Nicolai Mynhardt, Diana Vickers

Genre:
Drama, Sports, Action, True Films

Production Company:

Divine Inspiration, The Fabulous Boomtown Boys
The Perfect Wave, 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings

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  1. Theresa says
    27 September 13, 1:02pm

    My husband and I watched this movie being made in South Africa at Jeffries Bay. We were in the penthouse suite watching them film all day.. Quite exciting. The cast and crew were the most friendly people we’ve ever met.

    I can wait to see the final product.

    And of course to go back to South Africa!!

    Best of luck with the movie release!!

    Rob & Theresa Lawson

  2. ian harris says
    07 October 13, 2:18pm

    Hello,can you tell me if this will be on general release in england,thanks.

  3. Annelie says
    08 October 13, 7:35am

    Try contacting them directly here – http://www.theperfectwave.co.za/contactus.php

    CFDb

  4. Maria Burgess says
    05 December 13, 6:35pm

    Hello – is this movie for release yet? I can’t wait to see it and I don’t know where to get it from. Syracuse, NY

  5. Annelie says
    06 December 13, 2:51pm

    We haven’t heard anything yet – you can try messaging them on FB to find out more.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Perfect-Wave/101626193278710

    CFDb

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  7. Niall Beacham says
    01 March 14, 9:04am

    Hi Guys from a movie with an amassing truth” Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life” Awesome guys.
    My wife & I met Rachael in South Africa at the CCFM launch of her previous movie, October Baby.We could see she knows the heart of God and it was a privilege been part of the launch & meeting her.
    All the best guys with your Christian movies we really enjoy watching them& seeing God get the Glory!!

    BLessings
    NIall & Elza Beacham

  8. CFDb says
    02 March 14, 7:53am

    That’s cool you were able to meet her and she is on fire for God!

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  14. Arthur Graf says
    24 September 14, 1:25pm

    what is the real annabels last name?

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