Films for the Week
24 April 2015
So… where does Maritime Films UK come in? Well, we’re hoping we can make 5 films for the week, focusing on young seafarers in training. That means filming with the Royal Navy; at the merchant navy college in Warsash; seeing a superyacht engineering trainee at Pendennis in Falmouth; going out on a workboat to capture the 24/7 support required for offshore energy installations like wind farms; and also, finding out how being a seafarer nowadays means more than getting into your blue jacket. For example: in the booming cruise ship world, hospitality is vital – and the people to run it. But they’re seafarers just as much as sailors and officers. Right now we’re still setting the films up in hopes of a go-ahead to start filming – but we need a presenter… and Seafarers UK had a very good idea…
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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