MAIDEN tells the incredible, against-all-odds story of school drop-out Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. This incredible film will be released in UK cinemas on 8th March on International Woman’s day. What better way to celebrate us!!
You can have the opportunity to see a preview screening on 7th March plus live event. Tracey Edwards MBE plus special guests will follow up with a Q& A which will be live streamed after this incredible film. To find out about participating cinemas in London and across the the UK also to purchase your tickets: click HERE. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear a little more about her incredible journey!
MAIDEN is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all women crew would never make it. The chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure. Potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. With the support of her remarkable crew she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.
Tracy Edwards said,“It’s wonderful to see our story told in such an honest and emotionally powerful way on the big screen. It really captures the spirit of our amazing journey with all its highs and lows. This film will inspire anyone who watches it.”
Take a look at the Trailer
Hashtag: #MaidenFilm @TracyEdwardsMBE
Production Company: New Black Films Limited
Executive Producer:James Erskine
Co-Executive Producers:Oli Harbottle, Anna Godas
Producers: Victoria Gregory, Alex Holmes
Directed and Written by: Alex Holmes
Cinematographer: Chris Openshaw
Music: Rob Manning, Samuel Sim
Running time: 93 minutes
The film is directed by Alex Holmes and produced by Victoria Gregory & Alex Holmes.