PIRATE FOR THE SEA

SYNOPSIS

PIRATE FOR THE SEA is a biographical film of Captain Paul Watson, the youngest founding member of Greenpeace Canada. He organized early campaigns protesting the killing of seals, whales, and dolphins. Greenpeace ejected him for being too much of an activist. Starting his own organization, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, he went on to sink illegal whaling ships, stopped Canadian seal hunts for ten years, permanently halted sealing in British Isles, killing of dolphins on Iki Island, Japan, etc. This documentary witnesses his latest campaigns and explores the personal and environmental history of this controversial marine conservationist.

PRESS

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:

At Rockies Fest, Indian Dazzler Is One of the Peaks
Friday, September 05, 2008
By Joe Morgenstern

One of the festival’s best documentaries, “Pirate for the Sea,” celebrates Paul Watson, a Greenpeace founder turned eco-terrorist. With a ship of his own and a willingness to use it as a weapon, Watson is nothing if not self-dramatizing. He’ll do almost anything – so long as it does not injure human beings – to protect whales, seals and sharks from industrialized predation. But Ron Colby’s film is more than a rallying cry to save the planet’s ailing seas. It’s a study in what some will consider crazy zealotry, and others will see as unfathomable courage.

indieWIRE:

Dispatch from Telluride | A Weekend of Discoveries
and Buzz at the 35th Telluride Fest
September 1, 2008 www.indieWIRE.com
By Eugene Hernandez

"Pirate of the Sea," Ron Colby's look at the founder of Greenpeace Canada also had its fans this week, stirring buzz for the story of the activist. "This year, in my opinion, we have a number of docs that have theatrical potential and power and are centered on real stars, [even though] they may not be movie stars," offered Telluride festival director Tom Luddy, speaking to journalists as the fest got underway on Friday.

The Telluride Daily Planet:

‘Pirate for the Sea’ looks at a man few can be
August 28, 2008
By Matt Beaudin, editor

"Pirate of the Sea," Ron Colby's look at the founder of Greenpeace Canada also had its fans this week, stirring buzz for the story of the activist. "This year, in my opinion, we have a number of docs that have theatrical potential and power and are centered on real stars, [even though] they may not be movie stars," offered Telluride festival director Tom Luddy, speaking to journalists as the fest got underway on Friday.

CAST AND CREW

PAUL WATSON as Himself
ROBERT HUNTER as Himself
PATRICK MOORE as Himself
FARLEY MOWAT as Himself
MARTIN SHEEN as Himself
SHARYN VAN DER GULIK as Herself

Written, Produced, and Directed by Ron Colby
Co-Producer Patricia van Ryker
Music Composed by Aldo Shllaku
Editor Brian Kotowski
Photographed by Ron Colby
Sound Design by Scott Eckert
Music Supervisor Selena Arizanovic
Additional Music by Corey A. Jackson
Narrated by Ron Colby

With gratitude to the following musical artists

Violin Sharon Jackson
Violin Ina Veli
Viola Mike Witson
Violoncello Madlen Sarkissian
Drums MB Gordy
Electric Guitar Corey A. Jackson
Bouzouki, Baglama and Acoustic Guitar Gerassim Peikof
Bass Bart Samolis
Acoustic Guitar Ramon Stagnaro
Woodwinds Joseph Stone
Piano Robert Thies

Score Recording Engineer Thomas Brisette
Score Mixing Engineer Zack Howard

Music Orchestrated and Produced by Aldo Shllaku

Thank you Mr. Christopher Young and Mr. Steven Edwards
for your support and generosity

Score Recorded in Los Angeles California

“Falsified Bust”
Lyrics by Ron Colby
Music by Erich Glaubitz
Performed by Erich Glaubitz

“Polar Syrtaki”
Music by Aldo Shllaku
Performed by Aldo Shllaku
Courtesy of Aeternum Artworks

“From My Depths”
Lyrics by Ron Colby
Music by Lisbeth Scott
and Aldo Shllaku
Performed by Lisbeth Scott

“Plastic Jesus”
Written by George M. Cromarty
and Paul Edward Rush
Published by EMI Music Publishing
o/b/o EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)

Additional Editing
Tony Arruzo

Additional Photography
Pawel Achtel
Peter Brown
Diana Elissat
Jesse Feldman
Kristian Olson
Ron Precious
Ian Robichaud
Lisa Shalom
Rob Stewart
Jonny Vasic
Rex Weyler
Sea Shepherd Crew Members

Documentary Footage Courtesy of
Hunt Without Pity
The Fifth Estate
Black Harvest
Peter Brown
60 Minutes Australia

Still Photographs Courtesy of
Sea Shepherd Archives
Sharyn van der Goulik

Video Archivist Michael Moore

Coloring and Mastering Services Provided by
Happy Pixel Studios

Colorist Aaron Land

Graphics Curtiss Calleo

Sea Shepherd Staff
Allison Lance Watson
Heather Callin
Jonny Vasic
Amy Baird

Special Thanks to
Farley Mowat
Martin Sheen
Pescado Blanco
Michael Elias
Matt Hayslett
Julia Parker
Andrew Chiaramonte
Nuala Means
Sea Shepherd Volunteers

FOR THE OCEANS

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