"One particular film we worked closely with the filmmakers, was the 32-minute film Touched by the Ocean. The initial cut was much longer," said Robinson. The two characters in this against-all-odds ocean rowing film with Latvian and Russian subtitles was at times confusing and incomprehensible. "Their spirit, the audaciousness of their journey and their connection to the ocean was abundantly clear and we knew their film was well worth putting in the effort to craft a shorter edit with fluent English subtitles. The result is captivating and hilarious."
Another outstanding film that needed to be included in the festival was the story of a lifesaver in South Africa, who had an encounter with a 4.7 Great White Shark. "The impact this encounter had on his life is really intriguing," says Robinson.