The stars of Soul Surfer made use of the latest in special effects The biopic tells the story of surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack. 'They wanted a one-armed person doing it and that's not easy to find. Engine Room makes a splash with Soul Surfer To create around shots for Robb's missing arm, and other effects in the film We worked with a great make- up and effects guy, Mark Garbarino, to develop the prosthetic. Basically, they would put prostetics and makeup to her upper arm depending on the status of the injury (stitches, healing, etc). and the rest of.
One thing that had to be addressed was how to make AnnaSophia Robb's, the actress playing Bethany Hamilton, arm disappear without. When a tiger shark attacked surfer Bethany Hamilton on a morning jaunt nearly eight years ago, she lost an arm as well as an estimated Dennis Quaid and AnnaSophia Robb in "Soul Surfer. the help of makeup artist Mark Garbarino to re-create a stump of Hamilton's arm.