Video Production by Amy Flannery

Amy Flannery
Amy Flannery

For 25 years, I’ve been creating independent documentaries and working with broadcast, corporate and government clients in a number of capacities. I enjoy all aspects of filmmaking from writing and producing to shooting and editing. I love creative collaboration and working with clients to help them produce captivating videos which serve their needs. Maintaining a positive outlook and a good sense of humor on the set goes a long way in putting people at ease and makes production more fun.

Red Dot on the Ocean, my most recent documentary, is the story of Matt Rutherford, a troubled youth who became a sailing legend. I partnered with The Sailing Channel to tell this sailing adventure/coming-of-age story. It opened at the Quad Cinema in NYC last October, and is currently being distributed by Allied Vaughn and a French company targeting the European market.

Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story from SailFlix on Vimeo.

It’s an inspiring tale, to be sure… Rutherford is an engagingly charismatic, charmingly self-deprecating figure, and his amusing running commentary throughout his voyage makes a nice contrast to Robert Redford’s taciturn silence throughout the fictional, similarly-themed All is Lost…His story certainly deserved to be told…

…. plays like an upbeat, real-life All Is Lost, as Mr. Rutherford, with relatively simple sailing equipment, contends with setbacks and the elements.
—By Ben Kenigsberg, NEW YORK TIMES

This is a remarkable film, one of the best sailing documentaries ever produced…. Highly recommended…
—Herb McCormick, Senior Editor, CRUISING WORLD MAGAZINE