Actor Patrick Stewart loves kayaking film - Oil + Water

Thursday, 03 April 2008
Oil + Water DVD Cover
Oil + Water DVD Cover
If you haven't seen the adventure film Oil + Water, you really need to take the time to see it.

Oil + Water tells the story of two world-class kayakers and good friends who embark on the longest-ever petroleum-free road trip, traveling over 21,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina in a retro-fitted Japanese fire truck named Baby. After converting the truck's regular diesel engine to run on any kind of natural oil, Seth Warren and Tyler Bradt journeyed for over a year through 16 countries, an endless summer adventure of paddling, driving, exploring and promoting alternative fuel sources.

Oil + Water was also winner of Best Picture at the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival in Los Angeles where Shakespearean actor and Space Captain, Patrick Stewart introduced the film to the audience.

Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
Stewart told the full house at the Jules Verne awards ceremony, "A third of the way through watching this movie, I said to myself, 'They're not going to make it. There is something so indescribably homespun and flaky about this entire enterprise! This is going to end badly,' I kept saying to myself," as the audience responded with laughter. "Well, they made it. And they made, along the way... one of the greatest home videos you'll ever see."

Oil + Water has picked up a slew of awards and accolades on the film festival circuit. Now an Official Selection at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Fest, the Wild and Scenic Film Fest, the Durango Film Fest, and the Carbondale Film Fest, Oil + Water is sure to continue delighting film festival audiences and home viewers around the world.

Here is a YouTube clip of Patrick Stewart's speech at the award ceremonies.

Oil + Water is being distributed by The Heliconia Press.

For more information on the Oil + Water Project visit their website.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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