Hello from Savannah, Georgia where we ‘premiered’ our new Antarctica film (TERRA ANTARCTICA, Rediscovering the Seventh Continent) last night at the brand new, very cool Blue Ocean Film Festival. It was the first time I’d seen all that beautiful high def video we shot along the Peninsula on a big screen and it looked … fantastic. Especially watching those ten-story icebergs roll.
By great coincidence the finalists for “Best of Festival” were announced last night and TERRA is on the short list, which is both a great honor and tremendous surprise.
The judges screened more than 200 films and are showing 50 this weekend. They chose six to compete for the “best of” prize and it’s a prestigious list: A $5 million IMAX film (“Wild Ocean”), Jean-Michel Cousteau’s most recent (“Call of the Killer Whale”), this year’s Sundance favorite (“The Cove”), a 21-time festival winner (“Saving Luna”) and one from the BBC’s Nature series (“The Great Tide”). Plus, TERRA ANTARCTICA ….
The winner is to be announced Saturday night, by none other than the queen of the deep, Sylvia Earle … (which is ironic since I have tickets that night to see Steve Earle, never imagining that our big, beautiful Antarctica film would make any kind of short list). So … stay tuned!