Channel 4, 2008

BATTLESHIP ANTARCTICA

Director Morgan Matthews spent nearly two months filming with Greenpeace, during their 2007 expedition to confront the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctic waters. This journey through hostile seas and the beautiful frozen landscape takes an extraordinary turn when after weeks of searching, Greenpeace encounter their old adversaries in the most unexpected of circumstances.

With an eclectic crew, this is not just a story of a remarkable journey, but also an intimate portrait of those on board, exploring the motivation to spend months at sea and the consequences of that decision on life and love.

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2007
Official Selection

Grierson Award 2007
Sheffield Doc/Fest Youth Jury Award
Nominated

Ecocinema International Film Festival, Athens 2007
Official Selection

An exquisitely shot documentary that, surprisingly given the subject matter, was often as funny as it was enlightening

The Telegraph

Its been said of this director that he always lets peoples humanity shine through, no matter how off-beam or out of order their own lives are. He certainly did a good number on Greenpeace

Daily Express

Not just a film about environmental activism, but also an intimate and extremely funny
portrait of a bunch of eccentrics, willing to spend months at sea for their cause, regardless
of the havoc

The Times
FILMED / DIRECTED BY

Morgan Matthews

EDITOR

Joby Gee

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Sam Hooper

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

David Brindley

PRODUCTION MANAGERS

Jo Sear
Claire-Louise Cooke

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Ben Chanan