THOMAS SIMMONS, DIRECTOR

THOMAS WAS A YOUNG ONLOOKER IN NEWPORT HARBOR WHEN HIS UNCLE, MIKE PLANT, SAILED OVER THE HORIZON TO VICTORY IN THE 1986-87 BOC CHALLENGE, A SINGLEHANDED SAILBOAT RACE AROUND THE WORLD. THIRTY YEARS LATER, HE HAS FULFILLED HIS DREAM OF SHARING MIKE PLANT'S STORY ON THE SCREEN. THOMAS NAVIGATED THE COURSE OF HIS FIRST FEATURE FILM MUCH LIKE PLANT CAMPAIGNED HIS FIRST CIRCUMNAVIGATION - ON THE HEELS OF LIMITED EXPERIENCE, EQUIPPED WITH A CORE BELIEF IN THE MISSION AND THE MESSAGE IT CONVEYS TO OTHERS: TAKE A CHANCE AND FACE YOUR DREAMS... LIFE IS A GREAT ADVENTURE.