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Full Speed Ahead

Full Speed Ahead
With the help of Producer DeeDee Slewka, the newest addition to our team, we just completed the final cut of Red Dot on the Ocean! This cut is under 75 minutes and really moves along. We’re very excited about getting it out there for everyone to see. We’ve started sending it out to various broadcasters and are choosing film festivals for submission. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, go to: RedDotontheOcean.com

First Focus Group

First Focus Group
Lake Forest Screening

Lake Forest Screening

On February 16 we screened the rough cut of Red Dot on the Ocean to our first test audience in Lake Forest Illinois. It was a sophisticated and opinionated bunch who were not afraid to speak their mind. Naturally I was a little nervous.

Amy Flannery introduces Red Dot rough cut

Amy Flannery introduces Red Dot rough cut

I was overwhelmed with the positive response on the audience questionnaires. They loved it. Many people came up to me afterward and told me they wished they’d invited more friends or their children. I was thrilled to see so many people moved by the work. Many commented on how they enjoyed the fact that it was not simply a “sailing movie.” They were moved by Matt’s backstory and impressed and inspired by all the adversity he overcame in his youth.

The Rough Cut Is Done!

The Rough Cut Is Done!

The rough cut of Red Dot on the Ocean is complete! We are currently showing it to focus groups and a few industry professionals for feedback. When results are in we will make the necessary adjustments and then seek finishing funds and a distribution deal. Additional funding will allow us to create better maps, pay for some stock footage, and improve the audio quality of the movie.

Here’s what a couple people have said who have seen the rough cut.

Wow! Total tears at the end. … you found the way to layer it all for sailors, but especially non-sailors alike. It has been transformed into a “Life” movie, and an inspiration for everyone…….BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 – Dietra Nickerson, Contractor/Re-modeler/Interior Designer

I thought it was great! I watched it with one of my friends and he was totally into it, too. Now he wants to get a sailboat and cruise all over the world.

– Max Schmitz, Computer Systems Engineer

Soon we will be submitting Red Dot to select film festivals around the country. A schedule of festival screenings will be posted on this website. I hope you get a chance to see Red Dot on the Ocean very soon!

Amy Flannery, Director and co-Producer, Red Dot on the Ocean

 
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