Film, November 2016

Distance Between Dreams

Directed by Rob Bruce / Music by Tom Holkenborg

“Trying to tell Ian’s story was a tremendous learning experience for me. Surfing is a dangerous, solitary, and very noble pursuit, and I think the majority of people are unaware of just how athletic guys like Ian are. The work he has to put in and out of the water is tremendous. The ocean is a magical place, but it’s also dangerous. Capturing Ian’s spirit and the dichotomy of his environment is what is at the heart of this score.”

In Distance Between Dreams, the most historic year in big wave surfing comes to life through the eyes of iconic surfer Ian Walsh, as he sets mind and body in motion to redefine the upper limits of what's considered 'rideable.' With massive El Niño powered swells building across the Pacific, Ian, Shaun, D.K. and Luke Walsh band together in the way only brothers can on a quest to progress surfing to unimaginable heights. Big wave surfing's transition from jet ski assists to paddling in raises the stakes, putting Walsh's intense physical and mental training, the latest technology, swell modeling, and safety team, his brothers, to the ultimate test. Surfers John John Florence, Greg Long, Shane Dorian and more link up with Walsh as he rides an emotional rollercoaster through this momentous winter.


Distance Between Dreams


Tom Holkenborg


Red Bull Media House


Red Bull Media House

Release Date

November 26, 2016

Lakeshore Records
Release date
December 2, 2016

    1. Stranded
    2. The Shore
    3. The Workx
    4. Always Ready
    5. Dark Beaches
    6. Dark Blue Hours
    7. Deep Cut
    8. Distant Lights
    9. Increasing Vibes
    10. Jaws
    11. Wave Waters