£30 in advance for screening
£40 in advance for screening and after party
Tickets available from the website www.tenacityonthetasman.co.uk
About the event
First ‘Premiere’ at The Odeon Leicester Square
for young British independent filmmaker.
Tenacity on the Tasman, a documentary made by the British independent documentary film maker George Olver, is the first of its kind to get a Première at the world famous Odeon Leicester Square on Thursday 19th November 2009.
This amazing documentary made by the 26 year old Londoner Olver, the owner of Pendragon Productions, is on the story of adventurer Olly Hicks, who this year became the first man to row solo from Tasmania to New Zealand.
Hicks, 27, already holds the record for the first man to row solo from New York to the UK in 2007, when he received a rapturous welcome, on his arrival in Falmouth.
The trip, supported by Google and Virgin, was recorded with high definition video and bullet cameras which uploaded to YouTube. George Olver also acted as expedition manager and was involved in directing a subsequent rescue mission.
Battling against hostile seas which threatened to capsize his craft, plus a near-miss with 30 killer whales, Hicks found the strength to row on and complete the first solo crossing of the Tasman Sea. Later on, the drama continued and the documentary shows him eventually being rescued from the Southern Ocean.
The film includes two mid-ocean phone calls – one a wrong number from a man in Pakistan trying to reach his family in London and a conference call from the international space station (ISS) about the challenges of exploration in a confined space.
Official Link: http://www.tenacityonthetasman.co.uk