Standing on Water is a story of overcoming your fears and following your passion. It's the journey of how Casper Steinfath despite his fear of water became one of the best stand up paddle surfers in the world as the only person from Denmark. It's a story of how far passion can take you in life, even if you grow up in a small and isolated fishing village in the middle of nowhere. Strong family bonds, brotherhood, and the birth of a Danish surf community in what today is known as Cold Hawaii set the stage in this meditative portrait of a life lived by and for the ever-changing ocean. 

Casper Steinfath grew up traveling the world with his mom, dad, and younger brother. He was always on a beach somewhere, playing by the waterside and tandem-surfing with his dad. However, as a child Casper developed a phobia of water, especially of his head being submerged. When the family settled down they chose a small fishing village in the north of Denmark called Klitmøller, not suspecting that this isolated community so close to the sea ironically held an even greater fear - parents refused to let their children play in the untamed power of the Nordic sea, in case the waters would claim them. Now at 21 years of age, Casper Steinfath has become the only Danish professional stand up paddle surfer and waterman, a 2-time ISA SUP world champion and surfing for a living. Follow Casper's journey from taking the first steps in his childhood, through youth and adulthood on to a professional career in surfing. Standing On Water - the tides that shape a life. 


Original music composed by Adam McKenzie
Songs by Spleen UnitedMeridian, Ice MC & Quick Quick Obey

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+ additional material & deleted scenes
+ subtitles: Danish, English, German, Arabic & Farsi




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(Updated regularly)

Apr 7: NR. VORUPØR, DK @ Surfcompagniet - GET TICKETS

Apr 1: TORONTO, CA @ Water Docs Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Mar 9: NEWPORT, OR USA @ Surfrider Foundation - Newport Chapter - GET TICKETS


Oct 28: MIDLANDS, UK @ Trent 100 - GET TICKETS

Oct 28: BUCHAREST, RO @ Hip Trip Travel Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Sept 4: ST. PETERSBURG, RU @ The Otherside Space - GET TICKETS

Sept 2: HVIDE SANDE, DK @ Waterz Festival - GET TICKETS

Aug 27: TAI LONG HAM TIN, HK @ Hong Kong Int. SUP Championship - GET TICKETS

Aug 19: KIEL, DE @ Ocean Film Festival Kiel - GET TICKETS

Aug 13: OCEANSIDE, CA USA @ Oceanside International Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Aug 5: ERICEIRA, PT @ Portuguese Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS

July 17: TORONTO, CA @ Toronto Beaches Film Festival - GET TICKETS

June 16: PARK CITY, UT USA @ Park City Film Series - GET TICKETS

May. 27: SAN DIEGOCA USA @ San Diego Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS

May 20: HEILIGENHAFEN, DE @ Island Collective SUP & skate weekend - GET TICKETS

May. 20: SAN DIEGOCA USA @ San Diego Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Apr. 27: HVALSØ, DK @ Hvalsø Bio (Red Cross refugee screening) الوقوف على الماء  / ایستادن بر آب

Apr. 25: NEWPORT BEACHCA USA @ Newport Beach Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Apr 21: VOLDA, NO @ DOKfilm - Den norske dokumentarfilmfestivalen - GET TICKETS

Apr 21: WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC USA @ West Marine Carolina Cup - GET TICKETS

Apr 10: MONTROSE, CO USA @ San Juan Independent Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Apr 4: EDMONTON, ALB CA @ CWRA Alberta Branch Annual Conference  - GET TICKETS

Apr 3: KLITMØLLER, DK @ Cold Hawaii Film Festival (with Q&A) - GET TICKETS

Mar 6: LLANBERIS, Wales UK @ Llanberis Mountain Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Mar 5: LLANBERIS, Wales UK @ Llanberis Mountain Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Feb. 25: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 (Farsi version) الوقوف على الماء  / ایستادن بر آب

Feb. 25: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 (Arabic version) الوقوف على الماء  / ایستادن بر آب

Feb. 24: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 (for the refugee camp) الوقوف على الماء  / ایستادن بر آب

Feb. 9: SANTA BARBARA, CA USA @ Santa Barbara International Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Feb. 5: SANTA BARBARACA USA @ Santa Barbara International Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Feb. 4: SANTA BARBARACA USA @ Santa Barbara International Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Jan. 13: OLDENBURG, DE @ umBAUbar / Nordstern Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS

schedule 2015

Dec. 11: BREMEN, DE @ KARTONNordstern Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Nov. 4: HAMBURG, DE @  HansebootNordstern Surf Film Festival - GET TICKETS

Oct. 24: ODENSE, DK @ Cafe Biografen - GET TICKETS

Oct. 19: KOLDING, DK @ Nicolai Biograf & Café - GET TICKETS

Oct. 12: KOLDING, DK @ Nicolai Biograf & Café - GET TICKETS

Oct. 6: ESBJERG, DK @ Huset Esbjerg - GET TICKETS

Oct. 5: KOLDING, DK @ Nicolai Biograf & Café - GET TICKETS

Sept. 29: BERLIN, DE @ Cinemaxx Kino Berlin - GET TICKETS

Sept. 29: ESSEN, DE @ Cinemaxx Kino Essen - GET TICKETS

Sept. 29: HAMBURG, DE @ Cinemaxx Hamburg-Dammtor - GET TICKETS

Sept. 29: HANNOVER, DE @ Cinemaxx Kino Hannover - GET TICKETS

Sept. 29: KIEL, DE (with intro) @ Cinemaxx Kino Kiel - GET TICKETS

Sept. 29: MUNICH, DE @ Cinemaxx Kino München - GET TICKETS

Sept. 29: STUTTGART, DE @ Cinemaxx Kino Stuttgart Liederhalle - GET TICKETS

Sept. 21-23: MORS, DK @ Bio Mors - GET TICKETS

Sep 3-21: AARHUS, DK @ Øst for Paradis - GET TICKETS

Sept. 20: AALBORG, DK (with intro) @ Biffen i Nordkraft - GET TICKETS

Sept. 19: KLITMØLLER, DK (Q&A with Casper & Simon Kvamm) @ Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup - GET TICKETS

Sept. 16: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - GET TICKETS

Sept. 12-13: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - GET TICKETS

Sep 5-7: COPENHAGEN, DK @ Grand Teatret - GET TICKETS

Sep 1: AARHUS, DK (with intro) @ Øst for Paradis - GET TICKETS

Aug 26: COPENHAGEN, DK (with intro) @ Grand Teatret - GET TICKETS

Aug 26: COPENHAGEN, DK (with intro) @ Grand Teatret - GET TICKETS

Aug 13-15: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - GET TICKETS

Aug 1-9: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - GET TICKETS

July 16-31: THISTED, DK @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - GET TICKETS

July 15: THISTED, Denmark (release) @ Thisted Kino 1-2-3 - check out the pics!


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