BIG VS SMALL REVIEWS

UBIQUARIAN

"Big vs. Small serves its purpose perfectly. As a documentary about sports, it is breathtaking to look at, while its humane side is inspiring in a completely different way.” 

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FILMS GONE WILD

Review by Daniel Pappas

"Andrade’s journey excites, unnerves, and terrifies in equal measures but witnessing every second of it convinces me that if she can overcome her greatest fears then perhaps I can too."

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CBS NEWS

DOC NYC Highlights by David Morgan

"The cinematography is sumptuous in this portrait of big wave surfer Joana Andrade, a petite Portuguese woman who takes on the massive, skyscraper-size waves at Nazaré."


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LA ESTATUILLA

Review by Ricardo Gallegos

"BIG vs SMALL... is a powerful dissection of the sports mindset, as well as an inspiring tale of self-improvement."

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HELSINGIN SANOMAT

”Tämä on iso juttu dokumenttielokuvan ekosysteemille, koska se osoittaa, että halutaan tukea ja ymmärtää sitä, mitä me teemme”, Dufton sanoo. Hän haluaa toimia esimerkkinä siitä, että ensimmäisellä kerrallakin voi onnistua.


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DOCUMENTARY BUSINESS

Case study by Peter Hamilton


"I wanted to capture in a case study the journey of the indie, small-market filmmaker who is determined to risk much to develop a story, travel to a pitch session, finance, deliver, and then inspire COVID-restricted audiences with a unique creative vision."

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WOMEN-DIRECTED FILMS TO SEE THIS YEAR

"Joana Andrade is a Portuguese athlete and extreme competitor, one of the greatest in a sport traditionally dominated by men, big-wave surf. In the documentary she goes to train under revered free diver Johanna Nordblad as both women seek to empower themselves and be the greatest they can be."

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