Our Buddy on Harry's River

EPISODE 3 -- Our Buddy on Harry’s River -- Whitewater Canoeing.
Jeff Martin struggles to provide childcare for his two young daughters while at the same time working remotely from home in a new job during the COVID lockdown. What priority should regular adventure take in a life of isolation and increasing responsibilities?

  • Richard Alexander
    Rising Waters, Eight Five
  • Jeff Martin
    Key Cast
    "Jeff Martin"
    Rising Waters
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 21, 2021
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  • Waterwalker Film Festival
    July 1, 2021
    Winner - Best Short
  • Serbest International Film Festival
    Moldova, Republic of
    January 1, 2023
Director Biography - Richard Alexander

Richard’s first adventure film, Paddling with the Past, won its category in the 2002 Waterwalker film festival. Since then he has made 18 videos of his expeditions. His recent projects are designed for a wider audience.

An accomplished adventurer, Richard's latest project is called Paddle East. It is a five part series of short films featuring canoe and kayak adventures in Canada's eastern most province - Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Director Statement

Paddle East – Our Adventure Film Series

There are many great places to paddle in the world, but we are unabashedly proud of what Newfoundland and Labrador offers. Living so far out into the North Atlantic has blessed us with a world-class playground of coastlines, rivers and adventures to last a lifetime.

But it’s not just our playground that makes this place amazing; it is the people who paddle here. Our population may be small, but our paddling community, spanning generations, is tight, colourful and vibrant.

We hope you enjoy this glimpse into what it is like to paddle in the place that is Newfoundland and Labrador.