A movie about Santa Barbara local surfer and Hurley athlete, Lakey Peterson, has jumped to the top of iTunes today following its stellar reviews and popularity. Zero to 100, filmed and directed by Aaron Lieber, was ranked number one on iTunes Sports last week, and premiered to a packed crowd at the Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, California. Top ASP World Tour athletes Lakey Peterson and Brett Simpson, filmmaker Aaron Lieber, the Hurley crew and countless fans gathered at the Bella Terra for autographs and photos with Peterson, introduced by an epic musical performance by the Hindu Pirates. The new film documented the WCT rookie’s first year on tour travelling the globe competing amongst the best surfers in the sport.
Watch a behind-the-scenes interview with the producer of the film:
The slogan of the film claimed it would have you “laughing, crying and doing push-ups by the end.” Lieber executed that goal by portraying Peterson’s real-life challenges and adventures as a minor, and the youngest woman to ever qualify for the ASP World Championship Series.
Just weeks ago, Peterson’s young Sunday school student and family friend, Daisy Love Merrick (daughter to legendary Channel Islands Surfboards shaper, Al Merrick) passed away due to cancer after various fundraising efforts to provide her the best treatment. A portion of the proceeds from the film will be donated to the Pray for Daisy Foundation to benefit cancer research. Peterson plans on expanding her work with children who have cancer as her career develops.
“The main point we are trying to get across is to have fun and really go for it in life, and to not let anything get in the way of your dreams…” said Lakey Peterson.
Zero to 100 is now available for download on iTunes.