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The Uplifting Film about Second Chances
Announced as the Red Carpet Winner at the 2014 Kingdomwood Festival

Based On The Incredible True Story Of Ian McCormack, The Film’s Stellar Supporting Cast Includes Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, and Rachel Hendrix

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment’s award-winning film about surfing and second chances, THE PERFECT WAVE, has been awarded a red carpet screening at the upcoming Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival.  Based on true events, this inspiring film follows avid surfer and future ordained minister Ian McCormack on his travels to find the perfect wave.   A visually stunning film shot in exotic locations such as New Zealand, Bali, Indonesia, South Africa and the island of Mauritius, THE PERFECT WAVE stars Scott Eastwood (Trouble with the Curve, the upcoming Fury), Rachel Hendrix (October Baby), Cheryl Ladd (“Charlie’s Angels”), and Patrick Lyster (“Black Sails”).

Scott Eastwood – son of screen legend Clint Eastwood – delivers a breakthrough performance as Ian McCormack, a rebellious young surfer who impulsively decides to leave home and travel the world’s most exotic surf spots.  But living in the moment can have its thrills – including a romance with beautiful kindred soul Annabel (Hendrix) – as well as its sacrifices.  And following a horrific accident and near-death experience on the island of Mauritius, Ian receives a glimpse into eternity that will change his life forever.  An inspirational true story, the film shares the power of faith, the love of family, and one man’s search for THE PERFECT WAVE. The film’s talented cast also features award-winning professional surfers, Matt Bromley and Rosy Hodge.  

THE PERFECT WAVE will kick off the Kingdomwood Festival on October 2 with a red carpet premiere at the host Beach House Hotel beginning at 6:30pm. In the spirit of the film, the festival will host a bonfire on the beach immediately following the screening.  The film’s director Bruce Macdonald and producer Craig Jones will be traveling to the United States from their homes in South Africa to participate in this special festival event.


Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company.  Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment ( is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,


Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival (KCFF) is a 4-day faith-based film festival, started in 2008.  Each October it has provided a forum for independent filmmakers to screen films that promote and inspire Christian teaching and values.  This year, Kingdomwood is encouraging our filmmakers to submit films that will Reach! Teach! and Inspire their audiences.  KCFF screens full features, shorts, and documentaries while providing workshops and symposiums that offer insight and analysis of industry trends in faith-based filmmaking and production.

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