Soul Surfer is the inspiring 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.
The film features an all-star cast, including Anna Sophia Robb (Bridge To Terabithia) and Academy Award winner Helen Hunt (Mad About You, As Good As It Gets), with American Idol® winner Carrie Underwood in her film debut, and Dennis Quaid (Vantage Point). 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 helps her turn her loss into a gift for others.
The movie also stars Kevin Sorbo (Hercules).
DVD Special Features:
*Soul Surfing onto the Screen: The Making of
*Surfing for the Screen: Inside the Action
*Soul Sisters: Bethany & Anna Sophia
*Heart of a Soul Surfer Documentary
Bethany Hamilton story
Inspirational surfer with universal appeal to all audiences including tweens/teens/moms/families/faith and sports community
Bethany Hamilton has:
*Received the Courage Award Fox Teen Choice Awards
*Appeared on various national television programs including Oprah, 20/20, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Today Show & Good Morning America.
*Sold over 1 million books - currently #1 on Kids Paperback NY Times List
*Received an ESPY for Comeback Athlete of the Year and made the ESPN Power 100 list - key awareness in sports community.
*Bethany Hamilton has made over 1.5 billion impressions around the world
*New books available from Scholastic, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson and Regal.
Pub Date: August 13, 2011.
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