Hail Mary


Hail Mary is the fusion of a documentary biopic and a traditional surf film. At his home in Long Beach, New York, we learn about the life of professional surfer Balaram Stack. Childhood photos and home videos illustrate the beautiful relationship between Balaram and his mother, Mary, who was an invaluable force in helping Balaram go from a small-town surfer on New York’s Long Island to the world champion he is today. Mary’s commitment to her son and his passion for the water is endless, and her ability to stand by him without pressuring him to choose a different path is nothing short of inspiring. Woven throughout the heritage surf footage and interviews are incredible surf sequences from around the world. Years of footage make up the stunning shots of some of Balaram’s best waves at Pipeline, Teahupoo, and returning to New York to surf hurricane swell at his home break.