Release Date:May 8,2012
Surf’s up…! With a breathtaking California coast setting, star-studded cast, captivating storyline and cool indie soundtrack, the DVD release of the brand-new coming-of-age drama, Beautiful Wave, will help kick-start the summer season. Directed by David Mueller and starring Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights,” Prom, Scream 4), Patricia Richardson (“Home Improvement,” “The West Wing,” “Strong Medicine”), Lance Henriksen (The Dog Who Saved Halloween, AVP: Alien vs. Predator) and a pack of fresh talent, the debut release from Anchor Bay Entertainment rolls into retail stores nationwide on Blu-ray™ and DVD, May 8, 2012.
Filmed on location in Malibu and Santa Cruz, CA and Baja, Mexico, Beautiful Wave follows the summer adventure of introspective teen Nicole (Ms. Teegarden), who is sent from her home in New York City to sunny Santa Cruz to spend her vacation with her estranged grandmother Sue (Ms. Richardson). Upon her arrival, Nicole meets a group of locals who work at her grandmother’s surf shop. After encountering a mysterious vintage truck and special map left behind by the grandfather (Lance Henriksen) she never met, Nicole and her new friends set out on a road trip to find the elusive “untouched” surf spot off the Baja coast.
As Nicole’s journey unfolds, she learns how to finally let go of her fears and her past and discovers much more than she ever imagined she would about herself and her family – including an incredible secret hidden among the beautiful waves.
The talent and production team behind Beautiful Wave are proud to be working with well-known, visionary marine biologist J. Nichols to raise awareness and support for sea turtle conservation efforts around the world through SEE Turtles, a non-profit conservation tourism project of The Ocean Foundation. The laudable program helps the communities protecting sea turtles by increasing the income needed for local conservation work and providing economic alternatives in an effort to end the threats and inspire travelers to take a more active role in their protection.