MacGillivray Examines Surfing Movies

Greg MacGillivray (“Everest”) is slated to direct a feature-length documentary examining fifty years of Hollywood surfing movies reports Variety.

The documentary will explore the troubled production and release of 1978’s”Big Wednesday,” which “Conan” filmmaker John Milius wrote, directed and produced.

The film will include Thomas Edison’s 1906 Hawaiian surfing footage and excerpts from numerous other surfing films, plus interviews with Kathy Kohner (the real-life Gidget), surfers such as Greg Noll and Mickey Munoz along with Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola and Quentin Tarantino.

Sam George (“Riding Giants,” “Made in America”) will co-direct and write.