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About The Film

Unstoppable takes the viewer on an incredible journey as a girl becomes a woman and a resilient athlete rises to the top her game against all odds, becoming one of the leading professional surfers in the world. From chasing her toddler, to chasing the biggest waves, Bethany is continuously rewriting the rules by living an Unstoppable life, and brings new meaning to the phrase “surfs like a girl.”

I loved Soul Surfer, but this is the real me.

-Bethany Hamilton

Filmmaker Aaron Lieber 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 hope.

Born into a family of surfers in Kauai, Bethany Hamilton began surfing competitively at eight years old. In 2003, at age 13, she was out surfing when she was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark, a run-in that cost her her left arm. But not only did she survive the attack—she was back on the competitive circuit just a year later. More than a decade later, Hamilton undertakes the greatest challenges of her life.

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“This truly is one of the most inspirational stories of this generation.”

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It’s heavy… but I don’t need easy. I just need possible.


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Go after it. Again and again and again until you nail it.

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Hawaii International Film Festival — Made In Hawaii: Best Feature

San Luis Obispo Film Festival — Audience Award: Best Documentary Feature

2018 Surfer Poll — WOMEN’S BEST PERFORMANCE: Bethany Hamilton in “Unstoppable”


“Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable is the Rocky film for surfers.”

-Frank Buckley, KTLA


Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton is an American professional surfer who began her surfing career at age 11. By age 13, she was an accomplished surfer and well-respected in the surfing world. She came to national attention after her left arm was bitten off by a tiger shark on October 31, 2003. She has since made a full recovery and has returned to surfing. MTV Books published Hamilton’s Book, ‘Soul Surfer’ from which the major motion picture is based. Hamilton is a Hawaii native and currently resides there with her husband and two sons, and she continues to touch and inspire lives globally as a professional surfer, author, and motivational speaker. She currently has her own blog on helping others become unstoppable.

Film by…

Aaron Lieber

Aaron Lieber is a director, cinematographer, and producer born in Southern California. Lieber released his first film “The Pursuit” through Studio 411 in 2008, the same year he graduated with a BA from CSU Long Beach. “The Pursuit” premiered in the USA and internationally and was the first surf film to be released on Blu-Ray. In late 2009, Nike Surfing hired Lieber to produce surf content and he had the opportunity to work on the Nike Chosen – Just Do It commercial, as well as the filming and editing of the all women’s surf film “Leave A Message”. His most recent documentary was “Zero to 100 – The Lakey Peterson Story”, and it was #1 on iTunes and featured on Netflix. Today, Lieber is traveling the globe filming the world’s best surfers and cutting national ads, full-length films, and digital shorts. Aside from Bethany Hamilton, Lieber has worked with world’s best athletes including Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Kolohe Andino, Carissa Moore, and more.

“The many vivid sequences on the waves are enough to justify the pic’s presence on the big screen.”

-Harry Windsor, Hollywood Reporter


Where To Watch

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AnchorageTotem 8 Theatres


Temecula Regal Temecula Stadium 15 (next to the Promenade Mall)
*Plays from August 30 to September 5
*Join director Aaron Lieber for a Q&A after the 4:15 pm and 7:00pm Friday shows.


Kauai (Kilauea) – Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion
*Special event on August 31


Cochranton (Pittsburgh area) – Motzing Center Iris Theatre


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“[E]ven someone who knows nothing about surfing can’t help but sit mouth agape at Hamilton’s athleticism, optimism and determination.”

-Kimber Myers, Los Angeles Times

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“Visually, the audience will be captivated by the powerful vistas, but the audience’s heart will be moved by the triumphant spirit of Hamilton and her faith in believing that God was with her all along.”


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