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A Proudly South African movie about “paddling and learning to move past fear” has just been placed in a global top ten list.


Global (15 April 2020) – A proudly South African film has made the top ten best of 2019 within its category. The film is about paddling, overcoming fear and love.

The Paddling Magazine listed their top ten favourite paddling movies of 2019 and “Going Solo” made the cut.

The film was shot in Cape Town on the Witte River, Bainskloof pass. It was directed by Ant Hoard and produced by Ant Hoard and Andrew Kellett. It is an award-winning film, and we are so proud to share the achievement with South Africans.

The film highlights paddling of course, but the deeper message is one of love and overcoming fear. The film was first featured in 2018 and has since popped up a few times. Paddling Magazine noticed it during the recent Paddling Film Festival and loved it.

“A story about a solo kayaker’s special bond with a river after almost drowning. Follow Andrew Kellett on his whitewater journey as he makes peace with Cape Town’s Witte River and introduces his son to the challenges of going up against nature.”

“Going Solo” won the award for the Best Short Film of 2019. The production of the film is stunning, and it truly highlights the beauty of the Western Cape mountains and rivers. Take a look at the film below.

Sources: Paddling Magazine / YouTube / Paddling Film Festival 
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