Watch: Andy Irons: Kissed by God - Official Trailer
It's been seven and half years since Andy Irons passed away in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas. Over the following years there were rumours of a documenatry, however it wasn't until 2016 that Andy: The Untold Story of Andy Irons was announced by filmmakers Steve and Todd Jones.
An 'Official Teaser' for the retitled movie Andy Irons: Kissed By God was announced earlier this month, and in the last twenty four hours the 'Official Trailer' has been released. With production undertaken by Teton Gravity Research, it's sure to be an incredible film.
Andy Irons: Kissed by God is a film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily.
And from Billabong, here's the Andy Irons “I surf because” short film.
Andy Irons is one of the world's greatest ever surfers. A 3 times world champion made famous by his epic battles with Kelly Slater. But outside all the victories Andy's life started to take a turn and his fire was starting to go out. He left the sport in search of himself and took it all back to basics. "I surf because... it keeps my life at an even keel, without it I would tip into oblivion."