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On the wave


Synopsis On the Wave is the first Russian surfing documentary that illustrates the beauty of surfing, both as a sport and as a life philosophy. This stunning documentary demonstrates how a person can fight their doubts and fears, unleashing their desire to break free and reconnect with nature and with the ocean. The documentary follows the story of Masha, a Russian girl who dreams about surfing. In order to achieve her dream she goes to a Russian surf school in Bali. Masha knows everything about the ocean and its power, but is afraid of deep water. Witness as she fights to overcome her fears, ride the waves and get closer to the ocean. As the story develops, Masha meets people who reveal different sides of surfing. So as to conquer her fears Masha turns to the help of Nikita - one of the first Russian self-trained professional surfers who hand crafted surfboards using pictures from foreign magazines as a guide. Masha strikes a contrast to the second hero of the show – 11 time ASP World Champion, Kelly Slater - a professional who is used to winning. But, he faces an unexpected challenge when due to a points miscalculation he loses his 11th world title, and has to battle for it once again. This is no easy task – he must overcome all doubts and nervous tension and get back on the board to prove that this title truly belongs to him. Although the two heroes don’t meet – their struggles seem interconnected as we see how important the ocean and surfing are in their lives. Heroes: KELLY SLATER / the legend, 11th ASP World Champion POL / young prorider NIKITA ZAMEHOVSKY / the first Russian surfer, a professional surf instructor MASHA / beginner surfer MADE / indonesian FRED ROBIN (FREDO) / prosurfer RISTO SWAN (KAPI) / finnish surfer TIPI JABRIK / indonesian prosurfer MATT GEORGE / famous jurnalist and editor of international major surfing publications, Editor-in-Chief "SURFTIME", producer and actor of the film "In God's Hands" GENE KREYD / the legendary russian surfer and artist

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Information for the Audience: 

Directors: Inna Blokhina Writers: Viktor Raschupkin Producers: Inna Blokhina Key cast: Kelly Slater


Screenings / Awards: 

Best Russian Film Award

IMG Distribution World Wide

Information for theatres: 

Student project: No Completion date: Shooting format: RED, CANNON DIGITAL cameras Aspect ratio: 16:9 Film color: Color First-time filmmaker: No

Directed by: 
Inna Blokhina
Writing credits: 
Inna Blokhina
Kelly Slater Matt George Gene Kreyd
Produced by: 
Inna Blokhina
Film Editing by: 
Victor Rise
Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Total votes: 1603