THE PERFECT WAVE – Scott Eastwood Stars In The Uplifting Film About Second Chances

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“This true-life story features a wonderful message about second chances.”

– The DOVE Foundation


Based On The Incredible True Story Of Ian McCormack, The Film’s Stellar Supporting Cast Includes Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, and Rachel Hendrix


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the inspiring story about surfing and second chances, THE PERFECT WAVE, starring Scott Eastwood (Trouble with the Curve, the upcoming Fury), Rachel Hendrix (October Baby), Cheryl Ladd (“Charlie’s Angels”), and Patrick Lyster (“Black Sails”).  Based on true events, THE PERFECT WAVE follows avid surfer and future ordained minister Ian McCormack on his travels to find the perfect wave.  This visually-stunning film, shot in exotic locations – New Zealand, Bali, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the island of Mauritius – will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand September 16, 2014.  SRP for the Blu-ray™ is $29.99, and $24.98 for the DVD.


Scott Eastwood – son of screen legend Clint Eastwood – delivers a breakthrough performance as Ian McCormack, a rebellious young surfer who impulsively decides to leave home and travel the world’s most exotic surf spots.  But living in the moment can have its thrills – including a romance with beautiful kindred soul Annabel (Rachel Hendrix of October Baby) – as well as its sacrifices.  And following a horrific accident and near-death experience on the island of Mauritius, Ian receives a glimpse into eternity that will change his life forever.  Patrick Lyster (“Black Sails”) and Cheryl Ladd (“Charlie’s Angels”) co-star in this inspirational true story about the power of faith, the love of family, and one man’s search for THE PERFECT WAVE.


The film’s talented cast also features award-winning professional surfers, Matt Bromley and Rosy Hodge.


To enhance the film experience, THE PERFECT WAVE has partnered with YouVersion to create a unique devotional, titled Back from the Dead: Kickstart Your Spiritual Future.  This 21 day devotional was created with Ian McCormack, inspired by his personal encounter with God.  This epic adventure through Scripture will awaken the reader’s spiritual senses and point them toward what Ian McCormack calls “life before death”.  Back from the Dead is available free of charge at or on the YouVersion app.


THE PERFECT WAVE Blu-ray™ and DVD special features include an interview with director Bruce Macdonald, “The Perfect Wave: It’s Not Just About Love” featurette, “Perfect Wave” music video, “Collide: Uphill Struggle Of A Downhill Skater” featurette, behind-the-scenes footage, and more!


THE PERFECT WAVE has continued to receive glowing accolades in the film festival circuit, being awarded the second place prize for Best Feature Film at the International Christian Film Festival.  The largest film festival of its kind, the International Christian Film Festival is held annually in Orlando. For the 2014 season, the festival received an impressive 200 submissions for the event. Last week, the awards continued, as the film won for Best Cinematography at the 7th annual The Pan Pacific Film Festival, The Pan Pacific Film Festival is a family-friendly film festival that allows a forum for international filmmakers to share stories of redemption and transformation.




Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company.  Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment ( is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,



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