Trailer for the documentary Turtle: The Incredible Journey.

Docu is the story of a little loggerhead turtle, who follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds are stacked against her; just one in a thousand turtles survive the journey.

Along the way she faces many hazards, she loses her brothers and sisters in the Sargasso Sea, comes face to face with creatures of the deep and nearly dies at the hands of fishermen. A sunfish guides her to safety and a humpback whale shows her the way north. And when she finally reaches the frozen north, she sees the greatest celebration of life on the Earth; but she also discovers deep and powerful changes happening in the oceans - the ice is melting and sea levels are rising; it could halt the Gulf Stream, flood the turtle’s birthing beaches and end a way of life.

Then her calling comes, she must return home.

Under a million stars, she crawls out of the sea to lay her own eggs and keep the Turtle’s alive. Turtle: The Incredible Journey has all the elements of a great epic – suspense, adventure, despair and hope. The film will appeal to a wide family audience. Turtles are likable and loving animals and are especially adored by children.

The film will be shot as a natural history film but key scenes, in particular the interactions between the characters, will be digitally created with the latest in special fx and blue screen technology, but ultimately the film will have the look and feel of a natural history film.

Turtle: The Incredible Journey and its characters are based on the true story of the loggerhead turtle, which is cast adrift on the Gulf Stream and sent on the ultimate odyssey around the North Atlantic.

2 min 17 sec


Posted On
November 11, 2010
Nick Stringer

Melanie Finn


October 1, 2009
Miranda Richardson
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