From his first sorties at big Waimea at 11 years of age, Nathan Fletcher showed a prodigious aptitude to big wave surfing. He grew into a professional surfer following in his father´s and grandfather´s footsetps, trying to conquer the giant surf of the Hawaiin Outer reefs. In Sion Milosky, Nathan found an equally driven peer. Together they reignited the “big gun” style of paddle in surfing. Our story follows our modern day Big Wave adventures as they live out the drama in an arena that encounters life and death.
Michael Oblowitz was born in Cape Town (South Africa). A director and producer, over his long career he has made titles in widely varying styles. He was involved in New York’s No Wave subculture in the 1970s and 80s. His first works, dating back to that time, are screened today in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has helmed action and horror movies. He is the author, among other titles, of On the Borderline (2001), The Foreigner (2003) and Out for a Kill (2003) (both starring Steven Seagal) and The Traveler (2010), with Val Kilmer. He has also made hundreds of commercials and music videos. In 2010 he directed an iconic surf documentary, Sea of Darkness, screened among others at San Sebastian’s Surfilmfestibal fest.