Ray: A Life Underwater Wins Ocean Film Festival ‘Adventure’ Award & Vimeo Film Festival Nomination
The story of Yacht Havens' sponsored
short film, Ray: A Life Underwater, directed by Amanda
Bluglass, continues to go from strength to strength, scooping up a
prestigious win in the Adventure category at the San Francisco
Ocean Film Festival.
Building on this success, the film has now been shortlisted in the
Documentary section of the prestigious Vimeo Festival Awards 2012,
to be held in New York in June.
The film tenderly profiles an elderly diver revealing his
lifetime's collection of curios, picked up from the seabed at
Plymouth, where Ray keeps his treasure trove in a large shipping
container, shortly to be showcased in a new museum at Yacht Haven
Quay, Plymouth - watch this space for more news.
The movie is shot on Canon 7D and 5Dmk2 cameras, giving the film a
beautiful photographic quality. The film's editor and Director of
Photography was Danny Cooke.
'If I won the category and the competition, it would be like
winning a BAFTA but voted for by film-makers and the film community
themselves,' said Amanda, who lives near Ashburton,
'It's already humbling to be nominated for the competition,
because Vimeo is a global platform, so my film's already up there
with the best in the world. But it would be amazing to
Vimeo voting closed on April 30th, with the Awards taking place on
June 7th, so we would like to wish Amanda and Ray: A Life
Underwater the very best of luck.
If you haven't seen the film yet, do put aside 15 minutes
to visit https://vimeo.com/28404579 and
see just why it has drawn such high praise.