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Doug Pray (written by)
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Release Date:
9 May 2008 (USA) See more »
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Reject normal.
Plot:
Doug Pray explores the life of surfer Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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It's More Than a Surfing Movie See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Juliette Paskowitz ... Herself
David Paskowitz ... Himself
Jonathan Paskowitz ... Himself
Abraham Paskowitz ... Himself
Israel Paskowitz ... Himself (as Israel 'Izzy' Paskowitz)
Moses Paskowitz ... Himself (as Moses Zyus Paskowitz II)
Adam Paskowitz ... Himself

Salvador Paskowitz ... Himself (as Salvador Daniel Paskowitz)
Navah Paskowitz ... Herself (as Navah Paskowitz-Walther)
Josh Paskowitz ... Himself (as Joshua Paskowitz)
Dorian Paskowitz ... Himself (as Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz M.D.)
Adrian Paskowitz ... Himself
Rob Jones ... Himself
Brent Weber ... Himself - Sportscaster

Directed by
Doug Pray 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Doug Pray  written by

Produced by
Graydon Carter .... producer
Mark Cuban .... executive producer
Amir Feingold .... line producer: Israel
Jason Kliot .... executive producer
Tony Lord .... co-producer
Tommy Means .... producer
Dana Merwin .... associate producer
Jonathan Paskowitz .... producer
Jonathan Pine .... co-producer
Stef Smith .... line producer
Joana Vicente .... executive producer
Todd Wagner .... executive producer
Matt Weaver .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Dragonetti 
 
Cinematography by
David Homcy 
 
Film Editing by
Lasse Jarvi 
 
Production Management
Gretchen McGowan .... executive in charge of production
Dana Merwin .... post-production supervisor
Jamey Pryde .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Luke Bechthold .... sound effects editor
Dan Creech .... sound editor: background effects
Tom Marks .... dialogue editor
Greg Morgenstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Kyle Schember .... sound re-recording mixer
Kyle Schember .... supervising sound editor
James Wright .... consultant: dolby sound (as Jim Wright)
Ryan Young .... assistant dialogue editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Dziura .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Edgar Furse .... assistant on-line editor
Gem McLaughlin .... assistant editor
Chris Povall .... on-line editor
Austin Michael Scott .... assistant on-line editor
Virginia A. Williams .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
David Rich .... music coordinator
Janet Billig Rich .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Diane Ambruso .... story consultant
Courtney Andrialis .... creative executive: HDNet Films
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Steve Holmgren .... office manager
Brenda T. Huey .... production accountant
Lauren Lillie .... assistant: Mr. Kliot & Ms. Vicente
Chris Losnegard .... production associate
Christopher Matson .... business affairs
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
 
Thanks
Jordan Lawson .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for language and some sexual material
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93 min
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The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 11, 2007. While all Paskowitz family members were scheduled to attend, four brothers were stuck in New York, as bad weather in both New York and Toronto prevented them from getting on the plane.See more »
Soundtrack:
Got You (Where I Want You)See more »

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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
It's More Than a Surfing Movie, 15 November 2007
Author: steve-belgard-1 from United States

Don't be fooled by the title. Surfwise is much more than a surfing movie. It chronicles the amazing journey of "Doc" Paskowitz, his nine kids and his beautiful and understanding wife Juliette. After two failed marriages, the doc packs up his "normal" life and goes Bohemian, living off the earth while teaching people how to surf. The highly religious man meets his life partner in Juliette and they immediately start having kids - one after the other. But that's where the normalcy ends. They travel around the country in a 24' cramped trailer – all eleven of them, eating healthy, the kids getting home schooled, surfing everyday, and staying below the radar from truant officers. To make money, the Paskowitz' start a surf school and "Doc" would occasionally take low-level medical positions. As was the case with "Doc," the kids became champion surfers and the family was profiled numerous times in magazine articles and television segments. Although many outsiders found this nomadic lifestyle idyllic, the kids started to rebel against "Doc." He was unyielding, he didn't offer them options, and it was either his way or "off" the highway as it were. It also didn't help that their parents were having sex just about every night in a small trailer with the nine of them watching and listening. As their hormones kicked in, they needed sexual release as well, but those needs were not met because they were constantly travelling without any chance to make their own relationships. One by one, they left the fold. Many of the kids became estranged from their parents and each other. But through it all, the kids turned out to be smart, intelligent, good parents, creative and successful in many ways. The cynicism in many would think that out of this dysfunctional upbringing would come the typical end game of suicides, failed marriages, or any other downers. But this couldn't be further from the truth.

What lingers is the fact that I really liked these people. I wanted to get to know them better and hang out with them. What "Doc" was preaching years ago is now fact – eating well, preserving the planet and loving one another is essential to survival. And although he didn't give his kids a choice and forced them to live life "his way," one can't really fault him for trying to give them the best that he thought was right.

Doug Pray makes great documentaries and I look forward to his next one.

Screened at the Starz Denver Film Festival.

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