Two titles with strong Kiwi connections are off to Hawai’i soon for the 2018 Waimea Ocean Film Festival.
The festival programmes over 60 films, and – appropriately on a bunch of islands – promotes greater understanding and awareness of the ocean and island culture.
Le Ride, from expat Phil Keoghan, which had its NZ premiere in the Christchurch leg of last year’s NZIFF, follows the 1928 Tour Du France. The film recreates the work of the small, under-resourced team from New Zealand and Australia which competed and took on the much larger and better-resourced European teams.
South Island DOP Simon Waterhouse’s doco Waters Of The Greenstone, also centring on a race, is the second NZ title selected. Waters Of The Greenstone tracks Robyn and Hollie as they attempt to tackle the world’s oldest adventure race, the Kathmandu Coast to Coast, a challenge which becomes bigger than they’d imagined.
Waters Of The Greenstone Trailer
Waimea Ocean Film Festival runs 1 – 9 January.