Reality TV comes to the Velux 5 Oceans
Exodus Film Group has secured North American rights to the upcoming reality series based on the Velux 5 Oceans and will partner with reality fixture Phil Keoghan of The Amazing Race (No Opportunity Wasted, Inc.) as co-producer and host for this adventure. In the new series, skippers from all over the world will risk their lives sailing alone for 30,000 miles around the globe on high powered Eco 60 racing yachts, video recording all the action at sea from the middle of some of the planet's wildest oceans. Exodus is currently seeking a North American distribution partner for the show.
Capturing the solitude the racers will endure as well as all the action offshore, the competitors themselves will operate the cameras behind this new show. Additional footage will be captured at the start, finish and in port, as the competitors go through a range of emotions, from the sweet reward of their arrival in each port to the painstaking goodbyes, leaving their family and friends behind to face their competition and the wrath of Mother Nature. Global production and distribution company ALL3MEDIA will provide audio and video support.
"I am extremely excited about this project and having Phil Keoghan signed on as a partner to share this human drama with the U.S. audience," said John Eraklis, CEO of Exodus Film Group. "Phil's adventurous spirit and experience as an entertainer will help capture the true personalities of these adventure athletes on and off the water and the challenges they face in circling the planet globe alone.
"Extreme adventure sports have been captured many times, but what makes this race so unique is the world's best sailors will take on the unforgiving oceans alone," said Keoghan. "This is a fantastic opportunity to share a physical and mental challenge that will test competitors beyond what seems humanly possible and at the same time highlight the planet's awe inspiring oceans."
he show will feature a unique and new approach to this competitive extreme sport showcasing the universal rewards for sustainability accomplishments and environmental care. One such example is the sole U.S. entry and veteran solo racer, Brad Van Liew, who has declared a goal of using no fossil fuels whatsoever on his 30,000 circumnavigation of the globe.