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Ray: A Life Underwater Wins Ocean Film Festival 'Adventure' Award & Vimeo Film Festival Nomination

01 May 2012

Ray-Ives-02The 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, Devon.

'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 win!'

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.