As CEO, the most frequent question I get is, what does 108 even mean?
Let’s first start with what 108 is not. 108 is not what you say to Apple’s Siri. Saying “Hey Siri, 108” will instruct Siri to call emergency services or 911 in the United States. Then Siri only gives you five seconds to cancel.
Instead, to us, we believe 108 is the formula for the greatest stories never told.
You want something. You lose something. Then you struggle, chase your entire life, reach out for it with all your being, and right when you think it will never happen or you have lost all hope: a miracle happens. You get what you always wanted and it’s infinitely more than you had every hoped.
The plot of every novel, television show and film.
We at 108 believe its our goal to inspire writers, filmmakers, actors, and producers all over the world to tell their story. How do we do that? By finding the financing to make those stories happen, equipping them with the most innovative new technologies, and partnering them with the most talented production crews.
Then the only emergency that remains is to make sure the world watches.
Your story awaits,
In remote Patagonia, a family – the Dickasons – speak a language from a country 7,000km away. They are part of a 115-year-old Afrikaans Boer community – South African settlers who crossed the Atlantic after a war against the British. Today, less than 50 speak archaic Afrikaans here and they struggle to keep their culture alive. Ty Dickason, 82, a cowboy who has never flown in a plane, yearns to visit the country of his forefathers before he dies.
This award-winning documentary is a portrait of a parallel world where Afrikaans was never linked to Apartheid, and one family’s journey to their roots.
Richard Finn Gregory
Country of Origin:
South Africa, Argentina
Best Achievement in Cinematography (Feature Documentary) – South African Film and Television Awards, 2016
Best Achievement in Editing (Feature Documentary) – South African Film and Television Awards, 2016
Best Achievement in Sound Design (Feature Documentary) – South African Film and Television Awards, 2016
Nominated: Best Cinematography – Silwerskerm Festival, 2015
Nominated: Best Editor – Silwerskerm Festival, 2015
In 1973, an inexperienced Mexican captain named Ramon Carlín battled boating veterans, public mockery, and the deadly sea when he competed in the first nine-month around-the-world regatta. Narrated by Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon.
Country of Origin:
Winner, Director’s Award – Hong Kong-San Fran International Film Festival
Winner, Best Cinematographer – Madrid International Film Festival, 2016
Winner, Jury Award Best Feature Documentary – Oceanside Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award – Rochelle International Adventure Film Festival
Winner, Best Screenwriting Award – Doc L.A
Second Place, Best Feature Film – Breckenridge Festival of Film, 2016
Official Selection – Newport Beach Film Festival
Official Selection – Seattle International Film Festival
Official Selection – Waimea Ocean Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection – INDIE Hype Film Festival, 2017
Nominated, Feature Documentary – Blue Ocean Film Festival, 2016
Nominated, Best Feature Documentary – International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, Nice