93 - Letters From Marge

Surfing Pioneer and icon, Marge Calhoun shares memories and reflects on her long life in handwritten letters to a friend. The film chronicles stories from her adventurous life that began in a little Hollywood cottage to her last days while sitting in her home next to a “picture window” with views to the sea and Morro Bay, CA. Though age had taken a toll on her body, Marge’s mind was sharp and could take her anywhere she wanted to go!

This sweet and personal film shines a light on the life of the 1958 Makaha International Surfing Champion, an inspiring woman who lived life to the fullest. She loved the ocean, surfing and especially BIG waves! Her glass was half full, not empty. She offers words of encouragement and expresses a joy of life and the fact that one is never too old to enjoy the ocean and as Marge says, “the gifts from the powers that be.”

93 is a film made with love & in her honor.
Marge Calhoun (1924-2017)

  • Heather Hudson
    Director
    The Women and the Waves, The Women and the Waves 2
  • Heather Hudson
    Producer
    The Women and the Waves, The Women and the Waves 2
  • Maurice Salmin
    Editor
    The Women and the Waves 2
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Women in Sports, Positive Female Role Model, Surfing, Aging Gracefully
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digtal
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Surf Nite!
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    United States
    March 20, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2022

    Audience Choice
  • Cambria Film Festival 2022
  • San Diego Women’s Surf Film Festival 2022
Director Biography - Heather Hudson

Heather Hudson vividly recalls the summer day in 1978 when she sat on the beach and watched as her high school boyfriend glided across the waves at Surfrider Beach in Malibu, California. At that moment, she asked herself one question that would change her life forever: “What the heck am I doing sitting on the beach? I can do that!”

Currently, Heather is a film producer living in Santa Barbara, California. The one constant in Heather’s life is her absolute love for surfing and the ocean. She begins most of her days with a surf session at a world-class surf break in south Santa Barbara County, where she is known for her graceful longboard style.

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UCLA in 1984, Heather worked in advertising until she became a full-time mother in 1991. In 2007, she started her film production company, Graciegirl LLC, and created the groundbreaking 2009 documentary surf film, THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES, with the followup THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES 2 in 2016.

For 18 + years, Heather has worked with “Heal the Ocean,” a successful Santa Barbara-based non-profit citizen’s action group committed to ending ocean pollution. In 2012, she was named to the Heal the Ocean Board of Directors where she heads up fundraising and events. No matter how busy her life becomes, Heather manages to find time to get in the ocean. It is her love of the ocean and passion for surfing that motivates her to make films that show a slice of life that is relevant to the female experience in our society.

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