Married Open Water movie-makers Chris Kentis and laura lau have joined
Petra Nemkova and Jet Li on the list of celebrity tsunami survivors.
The couple - who rose to prominence last year (04) when their indie tale
of two scuba divers stranded in shark infested waters became a surprise box
office hit - were visiting the resort island of Phuket in Thailand when the
killer wave struck
on 26 December (04).
Fortunately, Kentis managed to escape his hotel room unharmed while Lau
and the pair's seven-year-old daughter SABRINA were forced to climb up a bamboo
ladder to safety after they were blocked inside an internet cafe on the second
Kentis says, "I heard people yelling, 'Run, run!'" I looked behind me and
I thought, 'This is what happens in a movie when there's a tidal wave.' You
could hear the rumbling and this wave was coming right at us."
The giant tidal wave, triggered by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean, has
so far claimed nearly 150,000 lives in 11 countries, including India, Thailand