The Other Side of Fear


ype Republic’s latest feature documentary directed by Macario De Souza (Bra Boys, Fighting Fear), The Other Side of Fear is not your typical surf movie. It’s a story about hitting rock bottom and finding the courage and resilience to come back from the darkness. For anyone who has ever faced a physical or mental battle, this inspirational story is for you. World champion big wave surfer and popular keynote speaker Mark Mathews reveals his deeply personal story in the documentary,

Mark Mathews is no stranger to fear. He has made a career out of chasing the biggest swells on the planet and uses his experiences to speak to audiences around the world about how to live a life without the limitations of fear. The Other Side of Fear documents a horrific accident that occurred two years ago on the south coast of Australia which nearly ended career. After a wipeout where Mark was slammed into the reef, dislocating his knee and causing severe internal damage, Mark was faced with losing his leg. Sinking into a deep depression after months in hospital and countless operations, an unexpected friendship sparked a fight from Mark to return from the darkness that consumed him. 

Production company:

Hype republic


Macario De Souza


Blayke Hoffman

Executive Producers:

Kyle Bullock & Macario De Souza


Jimmi Fenton

Assistant Editor:

Jarred Lammiman


Jamie Brooks, Damon Banning, Jarred Lammiman, Harry Charnock & Larry Haynes

Drone Cinematographer:

Eric Sterman

Sound Recordists:

Joel Hodgkinson & Mike Jaballah

Co-Executive Producers:

Blayke Hoffman & Michael Lawrence


Macario De Souza, Blayke Hoffman & Kyle Bullock

Sound Design/Mix:

Unison Sound

Post Supervisor:

Allan Hardy

Sound Design/Mix:

Joe Lancaster
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