Surfer Teen Confronts Fear (2018) Movie Review

Surfer Teen Confronts Fear is a flat drama that never feels finished.

Director: Douglas Burke

Writer: Douglas Burke (Screenplay)

Starring: Sage Burke, Douglas Burke, Gerald James, Analia Lenchantin

Plot: Surfing since as young as he can remember, at the age of 13, Sage is crippled by fear after suffering a wipeout on a huge wave. The wave slammed him to the bottom and held him pinned there without air until he nearly died. With his whole life still ahead of him yet now paralyzed by fear, Sage no longer surfs the waves. But unable to ignore the mystical and powerful pull of the ocean, he fishes in the surf, and finds more than he bargained for.

Runtime: 1 Hour 38 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear starts as a teenage Surfer finds himself scared to return to the water after an accident which saw a wave nearly crush him. The Surfer gets a visit from the ghost of his Father who tries to teach him about what to do next in his life and where it can take him, if he overcomes his fears.

This will send the Surfer on a journey to meet people who could help him recover his confidence to get back in the water.

Thoughts on Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear

Surfer Teen Confronts Fear is a drama that will end up falling very short on doing anything it is setting out to do. From the long opening speech between the pair, which sees the father figure stumble over his lines for the most part. No editing to correct anything, just correctly them on the fly.

This is meant to be a story that is looking to create inspiration to find confidence to overcome problems. This does seem like a personal project that you have to respect. It just doesn’t feel finished by the end of the movie, feeling flat and incomplete.

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