|DIRECTOR: Macario De Souza (Bra Boys)|
WRITERS: Macario De Souza; Michael Lawrence; Sue Masters
PRODUCERS: Macario De Souza; Michael Lawrence; Sue Masters
STARRING: Mark Mathews; Richie 'VAS' Vaculik; 10 x World Surf Champ Kelly Slater ;2 x World MMA Champ BJ Penn , 2 x World Surf Champ Mick Fanning, Bruce Irons
Narrated by JOEL EDGERTON
(Warrior; The Thing; Animal Kingdom)
Mark Mathews is a surfer with dreams of being the best. Richie Vaculik dreams of becoming a MMA Cage-Fighting Champion. When adrenaline-seeking antics and partying turn sour, it sets off a dramatic series of events that threaten to derail both of their dreams. But for these two friends, giving up is not an option, and their unwavering friendship gives them the courage to battle their demons and conquer their fears.
"I thought the film was epic. It has some of the best surf footage I have ever seen & great fight footage but the undercurrent of friendship and support & inspiring other people through friendship was really valid & really struck a chord with me. I really responded to the movie because my brother and I are really close and our relationship as much as we are brothers we are like best mates as well. I know that I wouldn’t be doing the kind of things I am doing now if I didn’t have that support of friendship around me. To me, FIGHTING FEAR is a film that anybody of any age or any walk of life could respond to as friendship is such a universal thing. Also there is a definite feeling of celebrating life through good, healthy pursuits and putting aside negative and abusive ones – namely the subject of alcohol and alcohol abuse. I thought it had a really positive message." - JOEL EDGERTON