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    Paddle to Seattle
(85 mins) HDTV 


 
   
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Paddle to Seattle: Journey through the Inside Passage is an independent documentary chronicling the progress of two intrepid adventurers paddling handmade wooden Pygmy kayaks from Alaska to Seattle.

They navigate the 1,300-mile Inside Passage, from Alaska to Seattle; it’s North America’s only rainforest.   There, brown bears own the shoresand rain falls for weeks without rest.  What’s most unexpected are the surreal encounters with unexpected marine life.  The film presents these interactions, in addition to interviews from peoples of the region.  All threaded together by the adventurers' friendship and unusual sense of humor.

Watch the trailer here (WMV file) 3 mins

Awards:

BEST EARTHVISION ENVIRONMENTAL FILM
Santa Cruz Film Festival
May 18, 2010

AUDIENCE AWARD
Port Townsend Film Festival:
September 26, 2009

SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE AWARD
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
November 7, 2009

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
December 6, 2009

AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY
Anchorage International Film Festival
December 13, 2009

SNOWDANCE AWARD, BEST TRUE STORY AND CAST
Anchorage International Film Festival
December 13, 2009

BEST SEA KAYAKING FILM
Reel Paddling Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
February 11, 2010

BEST ADVENTURE FILM
Waterwalker Film Festival, Brockville, Canada
February 8, 2010

AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY
Sedona Film Festival
February 27, 2010

AUDIENCE AWARD
Wisconsin Film Festival
April 14-18, 2010

GOLDEN BADGER, BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Wisconsin Film Festival
April 14-18, 2010

CRAFT AWARD, EXELLENCE IN STORYTELLING
Wisconsin Film Festival
April 14-18, 2010


UPCOMING FESTIVALS
DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL
SANTA CRUZ FILM FESTIVAL

2009
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