Searching for Michael Peterson
Michael Peterson is one of Australia's most successful surfers. He is also something of an enigma.
Filmmaker Jolyon Hoff talks to surfing identities, including Alby Falzon, Wayne Lynch, Bob McTavish, Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew and Nat Young (amongst many others), in an effort to unravel the surfing phenomenon who achieved his success whilst suffering undiagnosed schizophrenia.
Features music from The Saints, The Brown Birds of Windy Hill, Peter Howe, Whitehorse, Jack Nitsche & Merry Clayton and footage from Morning of the Earth, Playgrounds in Paradise and On Any Given Morning.
"I felt like I had genuinely learned something about Michael Peterson, the surfer and the person, without being led to feel a certain way about him. And isn't that a documentary's golden standard?" - Justin Timberlake