Official Diana Nyad Documentary, THE OTHER SHORE Debuts on Premiere VOD Site
"The Other Shore" (http://www.theothershoremovie.com), a powerful and inspiring documentary film directed and produced by Emmy-nominated cinematographer Timothy Wheeler, produced by Kevin Abrams, Patrick Weir and multi-media production company Ketchum Labs (http://www.ketchumlabs.com), premieres today via the recently launched online premiere VOD platform, Yekra (http://www.yekra.com/corp/) and its customized social distribution partners.
'The Other Shore' chronicles 64-year-old Diana Nyad's five attempts to do something doctors told her wasn't humanly possible: a 103 mile non-stop swim through the shark and box-jellyfish infested, stormy sea waters that lie between Cuba and Key-West, Florida.
Coming at an age when few people try to set endurance records, Ms. Nyad's recent success lit up social media platforms worldwide with posts about perseverance and grit trending for days, including a tweet from President Obama stating, "Congratulations to Diana Nyad. Never give up on your dreams."
"Diana accomplished what is arguably the greatest swim of all time," stated Timothy Wheeler, Director of The Other Shore, "but what I love about this story is that it's not just about swimming. Diana Nyad and her story gets people talking about their own dreams and other Universal human experiences such as success, failure, hope, grief, commitment, and obsession. This film journey was a once in a lifetime experience and I thank Diana Nyad for letting us capture the most intimate and extraordinary story of her life. "
Wheeler's documentary brings Diana Nyad's extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible, including her record-setting swim that took place in September 2013 that showed the world her true grit and resolve to chase her dreams.
"Being able to offer exclusive first release distribution rights for The Other Shore to our ever-growing social distribution network is incredibly exciting," noted Lee Waterworth, Founder and CEO of Yekra. "The jaw-dropping physical feats that this film captures will inspire family audiences around the world to go out and chase their dreams immediately. It's truly inspiring to see."