SEA KAYAKING ADVENTURE FILM
Eastern Horizons: Exploring the Atlantic Coast by Kayak
In 2009 the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival started early with a free screening of Eastern Horizons, shown at the Terrace Theater. Our shop was proud to sponsor this free showing. It is an extrordinary film about an extrordinary adventure — pick-up the DVD now available in our shop!
From the award winning filmmakers that created Pacific Horizons, comes another inspirational and breathtaking sea kayaking adventure film. Documenting North America’s east coast from Georgia to Newfoundland, Eastern Horizons blends the rich history and culture of the sea with world class sea kayakers, idyllic destinations, incredible wildlife and compelling stories of people who’s lives are deeply connected to the Atlantic Ocean. From the rich marshes in North Carolina to the icebergs in Newfoundland and from the urban landscape of New York City to the remote fishing villages of the Magdalene Islands, this film is a must for everyone interested in the ocean.
›› see the Eastern Horizons trailer ›› visit Bryan's blog about the filming
›› visit the official Eastern Horizons web site
The film is 78 minutes long and features Georgia, the Outer Banks, New York, Maine, the Bay of Fundy, Magdalen Islands, and Newfoundland. Weaving their own experiences in these magnificent places with the passion of local paddlers, Bryan Smith and Lise-Anne Beyries take viewers up close and personal with thousands of miles of the sea eastern sea board. The DVD also includes a 5 minute segment on Greenland paddlers Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson, a slideshow of production photos and various film festival events.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS: Bryan Smith is an filmmaker and expedition kayaker based out of Squamish, British Columbia. His activity in the paddling industry spans both the sea and whitewater realms. He built an extensive set of credentials on the sea through the British Canoe Union system, has paddled first river descents around the world and was a co-founder of Body Boat Blade International sea kayaking school. He shares his passion for kayaking and cinematography with his wife Lise-Anne Beyries and together they make up Reel H20 Productions. Specializing in kayaking adventure films, they have produced several award winning films.
The first in their “Horizons” series, “Pacific Horizons: Exploring the Northwest Coast by kayak” won “Best Sea Kayaking Film” at the 2008 Reel Paddling Film. It also was a finalist in the 2007 Banff Mountain Film Festival, an official selection at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Their documentary 49 Megawatts won “Best Environmental Film” at the 2008 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival and was featured in Toronto’s prized Planet In Focus festival. They live in Squamish, British Columbia, the outdoor recreation capital of Canada.