TWENTY EIGHT FEET: life on a little wooden boat

Director & Cinematographer: Kevin A Fraser
Featuring: David Welsford
Producers: Melani Wood & Kevin A Fraser
Editor: Shawn Beckwith
Music: Bahamas, Acres & Acres, Ben Howard


The subject of the documentary is David Welsford, a 29 year old from Nova Scotia, Canada who spent all of his money and several years labouring to restore Lizzy Belle from the boat boneyard. Now you would be hard pressed to find room for one more stamp in his passport. Although living on an old 28′ wooden boat is not always an easy time, Dave never seems to be happier then when faced with a new challenge or when enjoying a cold beer after learning something the hard way. Dave keeps a fantastic blog about his adventures. It’s full of great insight and even better photography.



Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia
American Documentary Festival, Palm Springs, California
San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival, San Francisco, California
BendFilm, Bend, Oregon
London City International Film Festival, London, England
Parsboro Film Festival, Parsboro Nova Scotia
Starz Denver, Denver, Colorado
SilverWave Film Festival, Fredericton, New Brunswick
First Glance Film Festival, Los Angeles, California
Lets All Be Free Film Festival, London, England
Rincon Film Festival, Rincon, Puerto Rico
Adventure Travel Film Festival, Sherborne, England
Ocean Film Festival Australia, Various, Australia
Hong Kong International Ocean Film Festival, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
DIY Film Fest, Warsaw, Poland
Viewfinders Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax Independent Film Festival, Halifax Nova Scotia
Lagniappe Film and Music Festival, Lagniappe, Texas
World Oceans Day Hawai’i, Honolulu, Hawaii
New Filmmakers LA, Los Angeles, California
Maui Film Festival, Maui, Hawaii


Lunenburg Film Series, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Reel Screen – Canadian Film Day, Vancouver & Halifax
Halifax International Boat Show, Halifax, Nova Scotia