Madman Entertainment has released the official trailer for the triumphant true story, GIRLS CAN'T SURF ahead of its Australian cinema release in March, 2021.
Exploring an inspiring and little-known chapter of sporting history, GIRLS CAN'T SURF follows the journey of a band of renegade female surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever. Featuring surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachley and more, the film is a wild ride of clashing personalities, sexism, adventure and heartbreak, with each woman fighting against the odds to make their dreams of competing a reality.
Directed by Christopher Nelius (Storm Surfers 3D, Tough Conversations) and co-written by Nelius and Julie-Anne De Ruvo, the film is the inspiring, untold true story of how a ragtag bunch of inspired, punk girls broke loose to turn women's surfing into the equal-pay, multi-billion-dollar industry it is today.
Following on from its official selection at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, GIRLS CAN'T SURF will have its Australian premiere at the Perth Arts Festival on Monday January 11, followed by Sydney premieres at Sydney Film Festival on Sunday January 17 and Westpac OpenAir on Sunday January 31. Tickets are now on sale for Perth Arts Festival and Sydney Film Festival. Tickets for the Westpac OpenAir screening will be on sale December 10.
GIRLS CAN'T SURF is a FINCH and Pursekey Production. Produced by Michaela Perske of Pursekey Productions, Executive Produced by Rob Galluzzo and Michael Hilliard of FINCH, and Paul Wiegard of Madman Entertainment with Ghislaine Couvillat from Whipped Sea acting as a Co-Producer.
The film received principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW and is being distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment.
GIRLS CAN'T SURF will release in Australian cinemas nationally in March, 2021.