Stephanie in the Water
About the Film
About the Director
Professional surfer Stephanie Gilmore won her first world championship event at age 17 on a day off from high school. Over the next four years, she led the sport, claiming back-to-back world titles as the undisputed champion. Stephanie's talent seemed untouchable—until a violent turn of events abruptly ended her winning streak. This intimate documentary portrait follows Stephanie on the professional circuit as she reassesses her future. Director Ava Warbrick explores the culture of pro surfing, growing up as a professional athlete, and what it means to be the best.
Ava Warbrick is an Australian-born artist and filmmaker whose experimental and short films, including THE FEAR, THE KEEPER, and YEAR OF THE RAT have screened all over the world. She is a graduate of Bard College. This is her first feature film.