|Adventuress Wanted (film)|
|Directed by||Thomas McAlevey|
|Produced by||Thomas McAlevey|
|Written by||Thomas McAlevey|
|Starring|| Yoshiko Kino |
|Music by||Thomas Almqvist|
|Cinematography|| Yoshiko Kino |
|Editing by|| Jean-Frédéric Axelsson |
|Distributed by||Taurus Entertainment|
|Release date(s)||April 2010|
|Running time||85 minutes|
The film opens in Stockholm, following the life of Tom, a successful Western businessman, who decides to recruit a female companion for the ultimate adventure. The journey begins during a blizzard – forcing the pair to drive, roofless, through a freezing Europe and over snow-covered Alps. In the brutal Sahara desert, the buggy literally falls to pieces, paralleling the growing tribulations of Yoshiko and Tom’s relationship. Tom falls sick in Cairo and has emergency surgery. While recovering, he and Yoshiko argue and decide to give up the trip.
Yoshiko and Tom weather the elements and meet the people. With only one another to rely on, they brave everything. From close encounters with lions and elephants to a death defying illegal entry into Sudan, through the joy and the tears and the mind-boggling physical challenges, Yoshiko and Tom keep the camera rolling.
It is a film about love and life, about heroic efforts in the face of adversity, and about noble intentions gone awry. Set against the majestic and dramatic landscape of Africa, the film counterpoints uncommon natural beauty with the universal challenges of a developing human relationship.
The film was originally released in April, 2010. It was shown at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival on July 29, 2010 in New York City. It will be shown at the Downtown Film Festival in Los Angeles in September, 2010. DVD release is set for 4th Quarter, 2010.
The film was screened for the members of the Royal Geographic Society (RGS) Overland Workshop in York, UK, on May 28, 2010. In his review, Martin Solms of The Africa Overland Network wrote “Adventuress Wanted will motivate the traveler within, inspiring you to dream large and to see your dreams fulfilled.“.
- ↑ "”Kör genom Afrika - i en beach-buggy (Driving through Africa – In a Beach-Buggy)”". Aftonbladet (Aftonbladet). 7 January 2004. http://www.aftonbladet.se/resa/article185658.ab. Retrieved 7 January 2004.
- ↑ "Inte ens ett lejon kunde stoppa Tom (Not Even a Lion Could Stop Tom)". A helagotland.se (Helagotland.se). 15 August 2004. http://www.helagotland.se/nyheter/artikel.aspx?ArticleId=2443501. Retrieved 15 August 2004.
- ↑ "Adventuress Wanted - Redbuggy.com Film Review". Overland Live (Overland Live). 10 August 2010. http://overland-live.blogspot.com/2010/08/adventuress-wanted-redbuggycom-film.html. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
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