Searching for Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson ruled the surf scene throughout the early to mid-1970s with his savage, groundbreaking surfing.

An undiagnosed schizophrenic, Michael couldn't handle the fame his surfing powers attracted, and he retreated into a world of hard drugs and fast cars.

He eventually hit rock bottom after a police chase, which took 25 cars to stop him.

It's an intoxicating and addictive tale for anyone who has ever felt like a fish out of water.

The surf documentary features original footage of Peterson's life and interviews with his friends and surfing rivals.

The 55-minute documentary has already achieved success and stellar reviews, selling out 25 shows in Australia and screening in Japan, Spain, South Africa, and throughout the UK and the USA.

Jolyon Hoff is an Australian filmmaker who makes films about social outsiders and sub-cultures.