06-24 November 2019

TURTLE ODYSSEY

TURTLE ODYSSEY

Documentaries
Caspar Mazzotti and Paul Phelan

Australia

2018 / 41’ / Hawaii Premiere / English

TURTLE ODYSSEY
TURTLE ODYSSEY

This film will play with documentary OCEAN QUEST.

Sea turtles are some of Earth's most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 million years, they have traversed the seas, enduring mass extinctions and playing critical roles in maintaining food webs. But now they face a new threat – humans. It's time we learned more about these remarkable reptiles. Academy Award winner and turtle conservation champion Russell Crowe narrates the captivating tale of Bunji, a green sea turtle.

From the moment her fragile egg cracks below the warm sands of an Australian beach, we join Bunji as she travels through the Great Barrier Reef and thousands of miles into open ocean. After decades, she will migrate with mysterious precision back to the very same beach where she was born and lay the eggs that are the foundation for the next generation. With Bunji as our guide, we will meet an astonishing range of strange and compelling creatures and witness some really wild encounters.

Screenings
Friday 15 17:30 - 19:04Regal Dole Cannery 16
Sunday 17 11:00 - 12:34Regal Dole Cannery 16
DirectorCaspar Mazzotti and Paul Phelan.
CastRussell Crowe.
ScreenplayDavid Gross, Amelia Mccarten and Paul Phelan.
ProductionDefinition Films and David Gross.
PrizeWinner of Gold Remi, Music - Shorts, 52nd Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2019,
Winner of Gold Remi, Documentary - Shorts, 52nd Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2019,
Winner of Gold Remi, Directing - Shorts, 52nd Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2019,
Winner of Gold Remi, Family/Children, 52nd Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2019,
Winner of Gold Remi, Cinematography - Shorts, 52nd Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2019

Jonathan Barker ... executive producer
Bernard Gross ... executive producer
David Gross ... producer
Mark Kresser ... executive producer
Wendy MacKeigan ... executive producer
Jodi Maddocks ... line producer
Tim Maddocks ... line producer
Andrew Mason ... executive producer
Amelia McCarten ... associate producer
Stuart Monksfield ... executive producer
Nick Robinson ... co-producer
Mike Slee ... executive producer
John Weiley ... executive producer

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