Filming of this prestigious life story took place in Hawaii in early 2010 with Robb wearing a green sleeve on her arm so visual effects could be added in post-production to create the appearance of a stump. More additional filming took place in Tahiti in August 2010. Soul Surfer was released in theaters on April 8, 2011 in the United States and Canada by a partnership between FilmDistrict and TriStar Pictures.
I believe that this film did not get enough credit. There was a large amount of work that went into this film. Not only does filming surfing create challenges, but a realistic shark attack, and a green screen arm that looked completely real as a stump. This film had phenomenal technical work. I believe that the film also had beautiful acting. The actors captured the emotions perfectly, and as a viewer, I really felt what they were going through. I think that this movie is one to be watched, it is very inspirational and truly a great film on a brave, courageous person. It really earns its name, Soul Surfer.