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Incredible, inspiring story of the world's first above the knee amputee to become a surfer. Really well made, with a light touch - very watchable movie.
Paul Hodgson Music Judge
Incredible storytelling, get out and go for it!
Great story and wonderful cinematography.
For the first few days after she awoke from her coma, Dani Burt didn't know her right leg, from just above the knee down, was gone. When the doctors finally told her the full extent of her injuries, Burt, an active, hungry-for-life person, wasn't sure if she could go on. But she found the courage to continue through surfing, which led her on a path to becoming the first-ever women's World Adaptive Surfing champion.
Dani Burt was shot with a small, lean crew and tiny footprint. Dani lives in San Diego, which is an easy drive from LA, so there was no air travel involved with the shoot. At the end of the day, we had a pleasant, straightforward shoot and created an intimate space in which Dani could share her powerful personal story.