Director: Dana Brown

Following in the footsteps of his filmmaker father, The Endless Summer’s Bruce Brown, Dana Brown created an iconic surf documentary of his own. For Step Into Liquid, Brown gathered some of the world’s top surfers—namely Laird Hamilton, Rob Machado, Rochelle Ballard, and Kelly Slater, among others—and captured them putting their lives on the line for the world’s biggest waves. From Pipeline to Cortes Bank, these famed surf spots provide a breathtaking feast for the eyes, as well as built-in cinematic tension you can feel in your bones. The immersive film is truly a passion project for Brown, who depicts surfing here as more than a sport, a profession, and a lifestyle, but a method for salvation.