AT THE MERCY OF THE SEA (in development)
UK, 90 mins, HD
Based on a book by John Kretschmer
director: Philip Boston
producers: Kasia Skibinska and Monika BraidSynopsis
At the Mercy of the Sea is the true story of three sailors, who battle for survival against the unpredictable Caribbean hurricane Lenny of November 1999. With its hellish winds and 60-foot waves it was a storm no boat could withstand. In the height of the storm Carl Wake, a retired lieutenant, is forced to make an incredible decision. He is asked to help another sailor who is in distress and unable to swim and he manages to make one of the great rescues in sea history. In the climactic finale of this monstrous hurricane all three boats would be wrecked leaving only one survivor.