Ian McCormack, a former atheist surfer, whose life-after-death experience is portrayed in the movie, The Perfect Wave, is currently sharing his amazing testimony at venues throughout South Africa in the lead up to the international release of the film.
He started his roadshow in Cape Town yesterday and will be in George on Saturday, East London on Sunday, Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, Durban on Friday to Sunday, Johannesburg on Tuesday 25 to Friday 28, and back in the Cape Town area on Sunday, March 2. Christians are urged to attend the free events in their towns and to invite friends to hear McCormack’s life-changing testimony. Latest available details on the events are listed b elow.
The South African-produced real-life surfing adventure-drama feature film releases in cinemas nationwide on Friday, February 28.
The movie which was shot in South Africa, Australia, Bali, Mauritius and New Zealand is set in 1982, when McCormack was an adventurous 26-year-old New Zealander, traveling the world in search of ‘the perfect wave’. One night, while diving for lobster off Mauritius, he was stung five times by deadly box-jellyfish, one of the most venomous creatures on earth. By the time an ambulance had arrived, his body was completely paralyzed and necrosis had begun to set into his bone marrow. On route to the hospital, Ian began to see his life flash before him; he was an atheist at this stage in his life and wasn’t sure what death would bring. As he lay there dying, he saw his mother in a vision, praying for him and encouraging him to cry out to God from his heart so that He would hear and forgive him (his mother, at the time, was the only Christian in his family). After a vicious fight for his life, Ian was pronounced dead and sent to the local morgue. It was there that he had this extraordinary, actual-death experience.
Internationally renowned, commercial director, Bruce Macdonald, of Cape Town, is the visionary director behind The Perfect Wave. Having secured the rights, he developed both the story and screenplay. 7-time Emmy Award winning US producer, S Bryan Hickox, was also a key player in the completion of the movie. Scott Eastwood (Invictus), son of film legend Clint Eastwood, portrays Ian McCormack. Alongside Ian’s adventures is a beautiful but complicated woman, Annabel (Rachel Hendrix – October Baby). Cheryl Ladd (Charlie’s Angels) performs the role of Ian’s mother. Surfing personalities who appear in the movie include Jack Halloran (supporting lead actor and surfing coach) and Matt Bromley (Pro Billabong surfer and supporting actor).
McCormack has been in full time ministry for over 30 years and has ministered in over 60 nations around the world. His testimony can be heard at the following locations:
Cape Town area:
February 12 (Wednewsday) Shofar Church Tygerberg
February 13 (Thursday) 08:00 – 12:00 Cape Town Premiere
February 15 (Saturday) 17h00 – 20h00 Patria Church
February 16 (Sunday):
09h00 – 11h00 TBN Live Broadcast (TV)
17h30 – 18h45 God Adventure
19h00 – 20h00 Crossways Church
February 18 (Tuesday):
18h30 – 20h30 The Storehouse Church – (36 Vitry Avenue, Lorraine)
(At a related event in PE surfing personalities Jack Halloran and Matt Bromley will be at Doxa Deo from 17h30 – 20h00)
February 19 (Wednesday) 20h00 – 22h00 Glenwood High School
February 21 (Friday):
06h30 – 09h00 Grace Family Church – Durban
17h30 – 21h00 Life Church Amanzimtoti
February 23 (Sunday):
07h00 – 11h00 His People (Howard)
11h30 – 13h00 His People (Westville)
17h30 – 21h00 The Rock Church – KZn
February 25 (Tuesday) 08h00 – 12h00 Johannesburg Premiere
February 26 (Wednesday) 08h30 – 13h30 Spirit Word Channel TV
February 27 (Thursday) 17h30 – 21h00 Keystone Church
February 28 (Friday) 17h30 – 21h00 Conerstone Church
Cape Town area:
March 2 (Sunday):
09h00- 10h30 Shofar Tableview
10h00 – 11h00 His People Kuilsriver