Beyond the Break: The Sam Danniels Story
A TELUS Original
Beyond the Break is a feature documentary that shares the story of Sam Danniels. Sam is a multi-sport athlete in three para-skiing disciplines along with biking, snowmobiling and paragliding. This film follows him as he pursues his latest athletic obsession: surfing.
With Sam’s high-level paralysis (T4, from the chest down), existing adaptive surfboards don’t give him the core support he needs. So, he is learning to make his own. As he designs and builds himself a customized adaptive surfboard to tackle the elusive and unforgiving waves of the Pacific Northwest, we explore how Sam persistently overcomes obstacles and physical challenges with passion, creativity, and ingenuity.
Beyond the Break: The Sam Danniels Story, had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) in 2021, where it won the People’s Choice Award. It was also an Official Selection at the Adventure Uncovered Film Festival 2022.
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