30 Sep ‘Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable’ to be Released on Digital Oct. 15
By TV News Desk
Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s global media company Entertainment Studios, is proud to announce that the documentary BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE will be released on all home entertainment platforms in the U.S., as well as on iTunes worldwide, on October 15th, 2019. BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE was released in theaters nationwide by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, the theatrical distribution division of Entertainment Studios, on July 12th, 2019 and had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018.
BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE is THE UNTOLD STORY of the heart of a champion and her resilience against all odds – after the infamous shark attack that cost Bethany her left arm – to become one of the leading professional surfers of our time. Hamilton is continuously rewriting the rules on being a fearless athlete, and brings new meaning to the phrase “surfs like a girl.”
The new documentary BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE chronicles Bethany’s journey in recent years as she takes on one of the biggest and most dangerous waves in the world, Hawaii’s ‘Jaws’. The film also follows Bethany as she re-enters the professional surfing circuit, making her way back to the top of the podium, all while becoming a new mother of two.
BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE was directed and co-produced by filmmaker Aaron Lieber, who weaves intimate observational footage of Hamilton and her family, archival footage of the surfer as a young woman, and gorgeous ocean wave panoramas into a heroic tale of bravery, perseverance, athleticism, and inspiration. Producers Penny Edmiston and Jane Kelly Kosek share producing credit for BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE with filmmaker Aaron Lieber. BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE was edited by Carol Martori, and received its initial production funding from surf apparel brand RipCurl and beverage accessory brand Corkcicle.
“UNSTOPPABLE is the ultimate comeback story about an incredible woman who defied the odds, which I was honored and excited to make,” said filmmaker Aaron Lieber. “Over the past 15 years she put in the time and effort to become a world class athlete and surfer, all while becoming a wife and a mother. It has been an incredible 6 years making this film and having such great supporters and collaborators, like Dolby who mixed the film in Atmos, and Kris Bowers (GREEN BOOK) who composed the original score, has helped shape the film into an immersive experience. By the end of the film, I hope the audience feels inspired and unstoppable themselves.
The digital film unit of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland, BERSERK starring Nick Cannon, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Dornan, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal, and the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello. Other Freestyle titles include THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush, the award winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal and the horror documentary DEMON HOUSE starring Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel’s highest rated show “Ghost Adventures,” the sci-fi thriller THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes, MILES starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser, the animated feature HELL & BACK starring Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis and Bob Odenkirk, and THE GIRL IN THE BOOK with Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist.