Video"Soul of the Sea" Manitoba-made adventure documentary
Posted by Sandra Thacker, SCENE Producer | Monday May 28, 2012
Soul of the Sea is a kayak adventure documentary that will make you shiver - with excitement, fear and amazement.
The documentary features wilderness guide Hayley Shephard.
She was born in New Zealand but is Canadian, based on Vancouver
It was Shephard's dream to be the first person to kayak around
the island of South Georgia in Antarctica. She also wanted to draw attention to the great albatross, a threatened seabird.
According to Winnipeg director and editor Ivan Hughes, "The adventure didn't only take place on camera. The making of the film was a challenge across borders, around the world."
Hayley Shepherd (Hayley Shepherd)
You see, Soul of the Sea was virtually created online. Slovakian producer Alan Formanek contacted Katie Mustard in the U.S. and Angela Heck of Fringe Filmworks, Inc. here to produce the film. The video footage shot in Antarctica was shared via online video transfers and FedEx.
Ivan Hughes, Production Centre Director at The Winnipeg Film Group sorted through 3000 hours of footage and cut together the 52 minute documentary.
All that work is paying off. The Winnipeg launch follows the premiere in the U.S. as an official selection of the prestigious Mountainfilm in Telluride.
You can see Soul of the Sea on Tuesday May 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Park Theatre, in Winnipeg. Hayley Shephard is making her way to Winnipeg to help launch the documentary.
Listen to Hayley Shephard in conversation with Larry Updike: