Surfwise

Documentary | USA 2007 | 93'

For Dorian »Doc« Paskowitz, he and his family are the most ordinary people one could imagine. He stands quite alone with this notion. The fanatic surfer left mainstream life behind in the sixties. He relinquished his career as a doctor, taking off instead with his wife Juliette in a 24-foot motor home to travel from beach to beach. Eight sons and a daughter were born in the ten years that followed with the family having no fixed residence. Doc did not send his kids to school, but onto the waves. Documentary filmmaker Doug Pray tells the incredible story of the surfer family using film footage, photos from the family archive, and interviews with the kids and their parents. The film soon reveals that life in search of the perfect wave was not as free and untroubled as it seems in the beginning.

Director
Doug Pray
Script
Doug Pray
Photography
Dave Homcy
Editor
Lässe Jarvi
Music
John Dragonetti
Sound
Kyle Schember
With
Dorian Paskowitz
Producers
Graydon Carter, Matt Weaver, Tommy Means, Jonathan Paskowitz
Co-Producers
Tony Lord, Jonathan Pine
Executive Producers
Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban, Joana Vicente
Production
HDNet Films for Magnolia Pictures

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Selected filmography Doug Pray

SCRATCH (2001), SUNDANCE 20 (2002), VEER (2004), RED DIAPER BABY (2004), SIDEWALK GALLERY (2005), INFAMY (2005), BIG RIG (2007)