(Craig Freimond, 2017, South Africa, Feature Film)
About the Film
Two men from vastly different walks of life are brought together by their determination to win gold in one of the toughest river races in the world, the Dusi Canoe Marathon. Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi, Beyond the River delivers a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.
Clients Goals: After a very successful local theatrical run in South Africa the Producer’s goals were to launch the film internationally at as big a festival as possible
Results Achieved by The Film Festival Doctor
The Film Festival Doctor team achieved the client’s goal as BEYOND THE RIVER launched at the world famous Busan International Film Festival. It then went on to screen at the prestigious Tallin Black Nights International Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival & the Cathage International Film Festival, ahead of its European theatrical release in late 2018. The film won a SAFTA award for Best Cinematography and 3 Simon Sabela awards.