April 30, 2005                                        

SEA~TV wins major award for

Geoff Hunt: Portrait of a Marine Artist

at Worldfest film and video festival


The typical category prizes at the Worldfest film and video festival in Houston, Texas are Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. SEA~TV Productions didn’t win any of these. They won a Special Jury Award for Geoff Hunt: Portrait of a Marine Artist, which is even higher than the typical awards.


WorldFest is one of the oldest and largest film & video competitions in the world, with more than 4,300 entries received from 37 countries in 2004. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality film festival for independent filmmakers. Among the remarkable number of WorldFest discoveries are Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, George Lucas, Ridley Scott and Peter Weir.



About the Film

This visually stunning documentary offers rare insight into the brilliant artist who painted all twenty-one covers for Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels.

This is not your typical documentary. SEA~TV was given total access to Geoff's art and his studio to record everything from his creative process to his painting technique. This production offers rare insight into the workings of a world class artist and his association with Patrick O'Brian.

Geoff Hunt's engaging personality puts the viewer on a personal level with the artist as he tells how he first heard about Patrick O'Brian to how he was chosen to be the artist honored with painting all of the classic book covers. He chronicles his evolution from a book cover illustrator to become one of the top marine fine artists in the world today.

While we are certain this documentary will thrill the millions of O'Brian readers, we also expect to attract an entirely new audience to art, history and the literature of the Age of Sail and the Napoleonic wars. This is a high quality production that is visually appealing and informative while fascinating enough to make you want to see more.