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Ocean Quest XPRIZE Competition Documentary

Follow the incredible journey of the underdog team of Junior High and High School students advancing to the semi finals of the international Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition to map the ocean sea floor and finally winning the $1 Million XPRIZE NOAA competition. This is the first time a student team of such young age has ever won any XPRIZE competition and shows the inspiration and determination that has these unlikely students overcoming historic odds to do something no one thought possible. The documentary culminates in a live ocean test in front of XPRIZE judges of their solution and experiencing both innocent humor and competitive determination to overcome every failure of hardware and ocean challenges and endure to the end. This will inspire students of any generations in any field to know what it means to take the risks in life and persevere to the end.

  • Shane Vertmooten
  • Danny Kim
    Key Cast
    "Team Lead"
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Student, Education, children, family
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Impact DOCS Award
    la jolla, ca
    United States
    January 30, 2019
    Award of Excellence
  • Durango Film Festival
    Durango, Co
    United States
    February 28, 2019
    North America Premier
    Official Selection
  • Nice International Film Festive
    May 11, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    Newport Beach, CA
    United States
    April 25, 2019
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Vision Video
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Shane Vertmooten