Quiksilver has announced that production has begun for ‘Ultimate Wave’, the latest giant screen production from The Stephen Low Company, presented in association with havoc, K2 Communications, and sponsored by Suzuki Automotive. Scheduled to launch in IMAX and other giant screen theaters worldwide in Fall 2009, the 3D documentary film takes the audience on a parallel journey with the scientist and the surfer as they seek to better understand and experience one of the planet’s most intriguing and dramatic phenomena, the ocean wave.
‘Ultimate Wave’ is directed by award-winning giant-screen filmmaker Stephen Low and features eight-time world champion Kelly Slater at the helm of a surf expedition, exploring the globe to find and ride the ultimate wave. An accomplished athlete, surf explorer and devout student of the natural world Slater’s fascination and engagement with the ocean will provide audiences with a remarkable portal into the world of the wave.
“This project will be incredible,” said Slater. “My life surfing and traveling around the world is a full-time adventure and my hope is to have it translate into this film. We have some big challenges ahead of us with getting the shots we want and getting the cameras in the right place but we have some really good ideas, great locations, world-class equipment and a solid production team. The challenges are all part of the fun. I can’t wait to get started.”