Based on the 1969 solo circumnavigation by Commander Bill King, King of Waves focuses on the retired submariners dramatic encounter with a Great White Shark alone on a 42ft yacht 700km from Australia, after being capsized rounding the Cape of Good Hope.
Produced by the graduate students of the Irish National Film School. Starring Vincent Fagan, Cinematography by Narayan Van Maele, Written & Directed by Luke Leslie.
Screened at the 2009 Galway, Cork & Kerry film festivals and has recently won at the Redemptive Film Festival in Virginia.
Shot on a Sony EX1 – XDCAM EX 1080p25 with Letus Extreme adaptor & 35mm primes.
Featuring Vincent Fegan as Bill King
Written and directed by Luke Leslie
Produced by Luke Leslie & Kevin Fetherston
Cinematography by Narayan Van Maele
Script Assist by David Lester Mooney
Music Composed by Jonathan Casey
Digital Effects by David Chandler
Make Up FX by Jessie’ O’Dwyer
Sound by Simon Doyle
Production Design by Diane King