CHARLOTTE, a wooden boat story & movie

Flash! October 7, Movie Trailer released. Charlotte: a wooden boat story is due for release on DVD December 1st. This beautifully filmed documentary, shot over 6 years on Martha's Vineyard by award winning cinematographer Brian Dowley and directed/produced by Jeffrey Kusama-Hite (most recently honored for producing The Kids Are Alright) features the story of the legendary traditional boatyard, Gannon & Benjamin with a special focus on Nat Benjamin building a schooner for himself and his family. Premiere showing for the West Coast was at the 2011 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend and we packed the house! It was also featured at PT FilmFest. I'm helping spread the word to communities throughout the west coast of US and Canada whose history, culture and livelihood is echoed in this film through every tap of the mallet, every splash of a wave on a bow and every chuckle. A must see for wooden boat lovers and those who love them!