Saturday, September 21, 2019

Lunenburg Opera House


The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

2018 / UK / 97 mins


Alex Holmes, Director

Alex is a Bafta-winning filmmaker with extensive experience in producing, directing, and writing acclaimed documentaries and dramas. His work as a writer-director includes searing documentary Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story for BBC’s Storyville, which Variety magazine described as “riveting… devastating… thought-provoking”, as well as Emmy, Bafta and RTS-winning factually-based dramas House of Saddam, Dunkirk and Coalition. Last year Alex directed the horror influenced revenge drama Paula for BBC 2 which the Telegraph called “Harrowing, brilliant and superbly directed.” Alex most recently directed the theatrical documentary Maiden, which tells the epic story of Tracy Edwards who, through sheer grit and determination, successfully skippered the first ever all-female crew in the Whitbread round the world yacht race.