oney anwar - chasing the dream ( 1 X 60' )
Chasing the Dream documents the inspiring story of Oney Anwar and his relentless pursuit to create history by becoming Indonesia's most respected surfer. From humble beginnings in the surf-drenched jungles of Lakey Peak to competing and winning comps in the WCT. Oney hails from a small coastal village in rural Sumbawa where his local beach is home to some of Indonesia's best and most challenging waves. Discovered by explorers in the eighties, Lakey Peak has become THE surf destination on the island of Sumbawa. Encouraged and mentored by a team of international surfing superstars, Oney picks up a board at the age of seven and is dominating his local break in no time. At nine, Oney's childhood dream is gaining momentum. Armed only with a surfboard he is tossed into the crazy world of Kuta. Within months of moving to Bali, Oney has become a competitive surfer on the national circuit. But competing is just the first step, in order to continue his unique journey; Oney is going to need a sponsor.With his family's blessing, Oney leaves his Muslim island home for the Gold Coast of Australia in 2007, as part of Rip Curl's International Grommet development program, where things really start to roll for Oney. Mentored by World Champion, Mick Fanning, Oney starts winning major events.Oney is chosen to represent his country and travels to a recently discovered 'river bore wave' in Northern Sumatra to shoot a campaign. Stunning surf footage, mystical Indonesian islands, and a boy with a ton of talent blend seamlessly together in this visually spectacular documentary about Oney Anwar.
Runtime: 60 mins
Production Company: Made from Stardust
Directed by: Jason Moon
Starring: Oney Anwar, Mick Fanning
Known for: Oney Anwar