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ACADEMY AWARD WINNER
NICOLAS CAGE IS ‘THE SURFER’ IN THE BRAND NEW STAN ORIGINAL FILM

Stan announces The Surfer and releases the first look of the psychological thriller. Starring Nicolas Cage, Julian McMahon and Miranda Tapsell.

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December 12, 2023Stan, Australia's unrivalled home of original productions, today announced the brand new Stan Original Film The Surfer and released the first look of Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Dream Scenario, Leaving Las Vegas) in the psychological thriller as production has wrapped in Western Australia.

Directed by Lorcan Finnegan (Vivarium) and written by Thomas Martin, The Surfer is an intensely unnerving feature film shot in a single location in Yallingup in Western Australia, known for its iconic beaches. The Surfer is a Stan Original Film, in partnership with CinemaPlus who will be releasing the film theatrically in Australia.

When a man returns to Australia to buy back his family home after many years in the U.S. he is humiliated in front of his teenage son by a group of local surfers who claim ownership over the secluded beach of his childhood. Wounded, he defies them and remains at the beach, demanding acceptance. As the conflict escalates he is brought right to the edge of his sanity and his entire identity is thrown into question.

Joining Cage is an impressive Australian ensemble cast including Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Nicholas Cassim (Mr Inbetween), Miranda Tapsell (The Dry), Alexander Bertrand (Australian Gangster), Justin Rosniak (Last King of the Cross), Rahel Romahn (Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga), Finn Little (Stan Exclusive Series Yellowstone) and Charlotte Maggi (Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child on Fire).

The Surfer is an Australian/Irish Co-Production and produced by Tea Shop Productions, Arenamedia, Lovely Productions and Gramercy Park Media with support from Screenwest through the Western Australian Production Attraction Incentive, Australia’s most competitive incentive, designed to attract high profile, market driven screen productions to the State. Mossbank is handling international sales.

The announcement of The Surfer reinforces Stan’s commitment to champion uniquely Australian stories as Stan delivers an unrivalled summer slate for another year of must-see Stan Originals including Stan Original Film Jones Family Christmas, the brand new season of Bump, Prosper starring Richard Roxburgh and Rebecca Gibney, and Revealed: Ben Roberts-Smith Truth on Trial

The Stan Original Film The Surfer has wrapped production in Western Australia. CinemaPlus will handle the theatrical release of The Surfer in Australia.


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