Soul Surfer is the incredible true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany's feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others.
Directed by Sean McNamara, the screenplay was by McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz and Michael Berk. Soul Surfer is based on the book by Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh. The screen story is by Sean McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk, Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson and Brad Gann.
DVD and Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
- Deleted Scenes
- "The Making of Soul Surfer" Featurette
- "Surfing for the Screen: Inside the Action" Featurette
- "Becoming Bethany" Featurette
- "Heart of a Soul Surfer" Documentary
Soul Surfer has a runtime of approximately 106 minutes and is rated PG for an intense accident sequence and some thematic material.
Soul Surfer was released April 8th, 2011 and stars AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Craig T. Nelson, Sonya Balmores, David Chokachi, Chris Brochu. The film is directed by Sean McNamara.