Turtle: The Incredible Journey
TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY is the story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she 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 up towards the Arctic and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic across to Africa and back to the beach where she was born.
But the odds are stacked against her; just one in ten thousand turtles survive the journey. She faces many hazards, her siblings are lost in the doldrums of the
Sargasso Sea, she comes face to face with creatures of the deep and nearly dies at the hands of fishermen. She travels up north but she drifts from her life current, the Gulf Stream, into dangerously cold waters. When
she finally reaches the Azores on the other side of the Atlantic, she sees the greatest celebration of life on the Earth as sperm whale and baitballs explode from the water.
But deep and powerful changes are happening in
the oceans -- the fish are disappearing, sea levels are rising, the turtle's birthing beach could be washed away and bring a way of life to an end. Then her calling comes, she must return to her beach. When she finally
reaches the shores of Florida, 25 years will have passed! Under a million stars, she crawls out of the sea to lay her own eggs and keeps the Turtles Journey alive.
TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY has all the elements of a great epic: suspense, , despair and hope, told through stunning photography and engaging narration by Miranda Richardson.
Hannover House has set a release date of Friday, June 24th for the film's launch to theaters in America. Initial marketswill be New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, offering the film to theaters on both 35mm format as well as DCP HD format, including a 3-D version of the film. film to theaters on both 35mm format as well as DCP HDformat, including a 3-D version of the film. Ultimately, Hannover House plans to expand to theaters nationwide, with a release to the and video-on-demand markets planned for October.