Based in Asia. Filming the World.
The Pyewacket sailing team competes globally for a wide range of prestigious sailing awards and as part of that commitment,Roy E Disney commissioned a series of four, personal documentaries on the challenges and successes of the 2004 sailing season in Antigua, Cork, Sardinia and San Tropez.
Phil Uhl of CSTV shot the film in Antigua, Frank Tulloch covered Cork and aerial marine cinematographer, Laurie K. Gilbert was commissioned to shoot the films in Sardinia and the San Tropez. For these projects he operated both on the water and in the air on a variety of camera boats and aerial camera ships.
He worked side by side with legendary sailing photographer Sharon Green of Ultimate Sailing who shot dynamic stills images as part of the same production.
Sardinia included five days of competition in light winds and bright sunny conditions and Pyewacket was to prevail in the racing class and ultimately win The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2004
The boat is named after Pyewacket, the magic, feline hero in the fable Bell, Book & Candle and the yacht features a striking graphic image of a cat on the stern.
This project reunited a core production team who have been working together with Roy E Disney since the 1997 Transpac film.
|Client||Roy E Disney|
|Production Company||Channel Sea Television|
|Director||Leslie DeMeuse / Laurie K. Gilbert|
|Talent Pilot||Pyewacket Skipper - Robbie Haines|
|Filming Technique||Aerial gyro stabilised imagery|