A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT WAR, TRAUMA, AND SURFING.
Directed by Josh Izenberg and Wynn Padula
Produced by Scott Stillman
Cinematography by Owen Bissell and Wynn Padula
Edited by Traci Loth
Struggling with trauma and depression after his military service, Iraq war veteran Bobby Lane wanted to cross surfing off his bucket list before taking his life.
Resurface tells Bobby’s story and explores the question: How can surfing change the lives of military veterans? More and more research has demonstrated the healing effects of surfing on the brain and body. Organizations like the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, Operation Surf and Surf Action are now acting on this research, turning to ocean therapy to help active duty Marines and vets cope with physical and mental trauma.
Resurface focuses on these vets and how surfing and the ocean are helping them heal.