Robbie Naish and Joe Berlinger talking behinbd the scenes on beach at Skeleton Bay, Namibia on May 07, 2017 (THE LONGEST WAVE directed by Joe Berlinger)
Robbie Naish and Joe Berlinger talking behind the scenes on beach at Skeleton Bay, Namibia on May 07, 2017 (THE LONGEST WAVE directed by Joe Berlinger) (Photo Credit: Red Bull Films)

Oscar nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s feature documentary The Longest Wave featuring Robby Naish, Kai Lenny, Laird Hamilton, Gerry Lopez and Chuck Patterson, will have its world premiere at the upcoming DOC NYC 2019.

Joe Berlinger travels the globe with legendary windsurfer and pioneering waterman Robby Naish, a 24-time world champion whose quest to master the world’s longest waves unexpectedly reveals his vulnerabilities as a competitor, mentor and father. 

Robbie Naish is seen during a documentary film trip to Skeleton Bay, Namibia on May 3, 2017. (THE LONGEST WAVE directed by Joe Berlinger) (Photo Credit: Red Bull Films)
Robbie Naish is seen during a documentary film trip to Skeleton Bay, Namibia on May 3, 2017. (THE LONGEST WAVE directed by Joe Berlinger) (Photo Credit: Red Bull Films)

The Longest Wave transcends the action sports genre by capturing obstacles outside of the legendary athlete’s professional life in an intimate, cinéma-vérité style, revealing Naish balancing the pursuit of excellence at sea with the demands of life’s complications on land.

Joe Berlinger has been a leading voice in nonfiction film and television for over two decades. Films include the landmark documentaries BROTHER’S KEEPER, the PARADISE LOST Trilogy, which helped lead to the release of the wrongfully convicted West Memphis Three, as well as the Sundance-premiering psychological thriller EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE, which recently debuted on Netflix.

Red Bull Films is an award-winning studio for premium scripted content and theatrical documentaries on a mission to inspire and entertain with ‘beyond the ordinary’ stories. Red Bull Films surprises through compelling and unexpected narratives, captivating characters and outstanding production value. With a portfolio of over 20 feature-length films in the last two decades, recent Red Bull Films include “The Longest Wave” (2020), “Any One Of Us” (2019), SXSW Audience Award-winning “The Dawn Wall” (2018), and Emmy®Award-winning “Blood Road” (2017).

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