Below 40° South

Genesis | Below 40 South

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A Message from the Director


In "Phase 1" our goal was to get everyone to Chile to record the voyage. With the generous contributions of hundreds of supporters, we equipped Southern Cross with the necessary gear and got the film crew to Chile and back.

Howard and the GoPro camera did an amazing job documenting this voyage. And what an incredible voyage it was. From the very beginning to the dramatic conclusion it has been a testament to the resilience and determination of the human spirit. Obstacle after obstacle had to be overcome for Howard to achieve his goal. This voyage inspires us to not only dream but pursue those dreams, to stretch our reach beyond our normal limits, and it is proof positive that with ingenuity and hard work, just like Howard who built the Southern Cross, we can assemble what we need to make our dreams a reality.

We've told the story of the building process, the broken mast, the storm and being blown ashore before even setting sail. The story continues at sea with incredible beauty, Tromba Marina cyclonic winds, a struggle to survive in the water, a rescue, a race with pirates, and the recovery of Southern Cross.

With the completion of Phase 1 all this footage is “in the can” and waiting to be assembled into our remarkable film

Now we are in Phase 2- Post Production which can be as challenging as the production process because it takes longer and is more expensive.

So, we’re asking for your help in raising the funds needed to finish the film so the story of this inspiring and remarkable adventure can be told.