Red Dot on the Ocean



(Also available in 77 mins) 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. On an old, scrappy 27-foot sailboat he spent 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. ‘Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story’ is the story of Matt’s death-defying voyage and the childhood odyssey that shaped him. His story is full of surprises and makes us all feel we can do more than we ever imagined.. Southcoast EMMY Award Nomination Topical Documentary 2016. Winner Best Jury Prize & Best Sounds Track Why Not? Adventure Film Festival 2015.’Best Biography Documentary’ Bare Bones Film Festival 2015. ‘Best Documentary Feature’ NOVA International Film Festival 2015. ‘Best Documentary’ Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival 2015. ‘Best Biography’ New Hope Film Festival 2015 & Barebones Int Film & Music Festival 2015. Runner Up ‘Audience Best Feature Documentary’ The Annapolis Film Festival 2015. Nominated ‘Best Documentary’ & ‘Artistic Spirit Award’ New Hope Film Festival 2015. Official Selections 2015: West Washington Film Festival, The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, The Little Washington Film Festival & Alaska Forum on the Environment Film Festival.