1. Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story VOD

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    A film by Amy Flannery and Tory Salvia. This is the theatrical version of Red Dot on the Ocean, which premiered at the QUAD Cinema in Greenwich Village New York, NY. Once labeled a “youth-at-risk,” 30-year old Matt Rutherford risked it all in an attempt to become the first person to sail alone, nonstop around North and South America. Red Dot on the Ocean is the story of Matt's death-defying voyage and the childhood odyssey that shaped him. Matt Rutherford’s childhood was fraught with obstacles. He grew up in an obscure Christian cult, struggled with ADHD and learning disabilities, was in drug rehab at 13, lived on the streets, and in juvenile detention. While attending a special high school, Matt discovered that he actually liked to learn and developed a passion to see the world. After graduating, Matt taught himself how to sail, crossed the Atlantic alone to Europe, sailed south to Africa, then back across the Atlantic. Along the way he read about Ernest Shackleton and other Arctic explorers, and became obsessed with sailing the Northwest Passage -- the once impassable ice-clogged waterway that joins the North Atlantic with the North Pacific. In June 2011, Matt departed on an incredible, death-defying voyage to sail nonstop around the Americas. On an old, scrappy 27-foot sailboat he spent the next 309 days alone at sea. He braved the icebergs of the Arctic and the treacherous waters off Cape Horn. Before he left, professional sailors called him crazy and declared his proposed 27,000-mile journey “a suicide mission”. But Rutherford proved them wrong. He brought back remarkable video footage and audio logs, raised $120,000 for charity, and entered the record books. How does a troubled youth become a sailing legend? Ask Matt Rutherford. His story is full of surprises and makes us all feel we can do more than we ever imagined. DVD available at http://www.quaddvdgems.com/documentaries/

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    • Auto(Pilot)demo - Matt Rutherford

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      Initial ideas that need developing, contact me to collaborate... Shot on an iPhone 5.

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      • Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story - Trailer VOD

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        A film by Amy Flannery and Tory Salvia Once labeled a “youth-at-risk,” 30-year old Matt Rutherford risked it all in an attempt to become the first person to sail alone, nonstop around North and South America. Red Dot on the Ocean is the story of Matt's death-defying voyage and the childhood odyssey that shaped him. "Red Dot on the Ocean portrays the story as triumph over adversity and wayward youth....we learn that he spent part of his childhood in a cult and struggled with ADHD. That condition may have led him to -- and helped him thrive in--the adrenaline highs of sailing.... Plays like an upbeat, real-life “All Is Lost,” as Mr. Rutherford, with relatively simple sailing equipment, contends with setbacks and the elements." -- Ben Kenigsberg, NEW YORK TIMES Matt Rutherford’s childhood was fraught with obstacles. He grew up in an obscure Christian cult, struggled with ADHD and learning disabilities, was in drug rehab at 13, lived on the streets, and in juvenile detention. While attending a special high school, Matt discovered that he actually liked to learn and developed a passion to see the world. "Director Amy Flannery balances the footage of the Rutherford's voyage with background information about his troubled childhood.... Both his childhood and his voyage are compelling....The way that he changed his life 180 degrees after being a street punk feels quite inspirational and poignant." -- Avi Offer, NYC MOVIE GURU After graduating, Matt taught himself how to sail, crossed the Atlantic alone to Europe, sailed south to Africa, then back across the Atlantic. Along the way he read about Ernest Shackleton and other Arctic explorers, and became obsessed with sailing the Northwest Passage -- the once impassable ice-clogged waterway that joins the North Atlantic with the North Pacific. "It's an inspiring tale, to be sure.... Rutherford is an engagingly charismatic, charmingly self-deprecating figure...." -- By Frank Scheck, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER In June 2011, Matt departed on an incredible, death-defying voyage to sail nonstop around the Americas. On an old, scrappy 27-foot sailboat he spent the next 309 days alone at sea. He braved the icebergs of the Arctic and the treacherous waters off Cape Horn. "This is a remarkable film, one of the best sailing documentaries ever produced.... What makes this story so engrossing, though, is that the sailing part is only half the tale...." -- Herb McCormick, Senior Editor, CRUISING WORLD MAGAZINE Before he left, professional sailors called him crazy and declared his proposed 27,000-mile journey “a suicide mission”. But Rutherford proved them wrong. He brought back remarkable video footage and audio logs, raised $120,000 for charity, and entered the record books. "Endlessly engrossing....It's hard to get more inspirational than the real-life voyage of Matt Rutherford....Documentarian Amy Flannery gives us a feel for the constant pounding of the waves in rough water, juxtaposed with the dangerous beauty of icebergs....You can't help but be gratified at this eminently nice guy's amazing accomplishment." -- Frank Lovece, FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL How does a troubled youth become a sailing legend? Ask Matt Rutherford. His story is full of surprises and makes us all feel we can do more than we ever imagined. "In a word: inspiring....It deserves to become a classic….I found myself on the edge of my seat, my heart racing…." -- Andy Schell, 59-NORTH.COM, contributing editor SAIL MAGAZINE DVD available at quaddvdgems.com/documentaries/

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        • Google Play for Education

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          • Don Backe on Don

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            Don Backe July 6th 1935 - April 12th 2013 Don Backe was the founder and directory of Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) located in Annapolis, Maryland. The volunteer organization brings sailing to physically and emotionally disabled individuals in the Chesapeake Bay area. Don was paralyzed by a severe auto accident 25 years ago. Prior to his accident, Don was an avid sailor. After his accident he found he was able to sail with some assistance and decided to make the sailing experience available to others with disabilities. The result was CRAB. We filmed this interview with Don in 2012 as part of our documentary about Matt Rutherford, a young sailor who Don mentored and inspired to take on a solo, non-stop voyage around the Americas, in part to raise money for CRAB. Matt completed the 311 day voyage last April, which raised over $200,000 for CRAB.

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            • Matt Rutherford's Tribute to Don Backe, Founder of C.R.A.B.

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              Matt Rutherford pays his respects to the memory of Don Backe who provided the support, encouragement, and advice Matt needed to undertake and successfully completed his 2012 record-setting Solo Nonstop Circumnavigation of the Americas via the Northwest Passage and Cape Horn. To learn more about Don, watch "Don on Don Backe" at http://vimeo.com/sailing/donbacke TheSailingChannel is producing a feature-length documentary about Matt Rutherford and his record-setting solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the Americas. Watch the trailer at http://vimeo.com/sailing/red-dot-on-the-ocean-trailer

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              • 2MX2, Spoke In Wordz, Matt Rutherford – Eagle Rock / LateNite Cypher

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                http://www.2mx2.com - We shot this cypher for a documentary film about the sailing journeys of Matt Rutherford - sailing solo around North & South America in world record time. We went up to Eagle Rock (Matt & Spoke's high school) in Estes Park, CO & shot this.

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                • Red Dot on the Ocean - Trailer

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                  This is our latest theatrical trailer for Red Dot on the Ocean, a feature length documentary about Matt Rutherford and his record-breaking, solo, nonstop north-south circumnavigation of the Americas aboard an an old 27 foot sailboat. For more information, see www.reddotontheocean.com Red Dot on the Ocean had it's theatrical premiere on Oct. 24 at the QUAD Cinema in Greenwich Village, New York City. We are entering Red Dot into several film festivals for 2015. Eventually, we plan on distributing digitally through major online services including Netflix and iTunes and by DVD through national brick & mortar outlets. We are also considering national distribution through PBS.

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                  • Matt Rutherford Annapolis Arrival VNR

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                    On April 21st, 2012, Matt Rutherford, 31, sailed into his homeport of Annapolis, Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay after completing a non-stop, 314 day 27,000 mile solo circumnavigation of North and South America - the first such solo voyage ever in a small sailboat. He made the voyage in a 27 foot sloop, St. Brendan, named after a 6th century explorer. The 1970, 42 year old, Swedish built Albin-Vega sailboat is a sturdy vessel, but not one designed for the rigors of the Northwest Passage and Cape Horn. Rutherford had actually crossed his own start line at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel near Norfolk, Virginia. But he was determined not to step foot on land until he sailed up the Bay to his homeport of Annapolis. Dozens of boats escorted Rutherford into the harbor where family, friends, and hundreds of spectators waited to greet him at the City Dock. After stepping off his vessel, Rutherford shared brief hugs with his Mom and Dad. He was then escorted to a reception ceremony hosted by sailing legend, Gary Jobson, and attended by the Governor of Maryland, the Mayor of Annapolis, and many other dignitaries. After receiving numerous awards in recognition of his record-breaking voyage, Matt met with the press for an extend news conference. Rutherford undertook the trip for personal accomplishment and in support of C.R.A.B., Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating - a nonprofit that provides the joy and challenge of sailing to individuals with disabilities. Matt’s goal was to raise $250,000 for C.R.A.B: ten dollars for every mile of his record-setting circumnavigation of the Americas. With $80,000 raised to date and more pledges coming in following his successful return, Matt is committed to translating his personal triumph into financial support for C.R.A.B and disabled sailors. You can donate to C.R.A.B. online at www.crabsailing.org. For more information about Matt and his voyage, visit www.solotheamericas.org. TheSailingChannel is planning to produce a major documentary about Matt's solo around the Americas voyage.

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