Image Credit: Pete Berg

The Saltwater Story is Benjamin Allmon’s debut as a film producer.  A documentary filmed by award-winning filmmaker Jeff Licence, it follows Allmon’s relationship with Indigenous canoemaker Kyle Slabb from the Bundjalung people and veteran paddler Mark Matthews, who, together with a group of young men (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) build traditional canoes and embark on a 70km, 3-day sea voyage re-tracing an ancient trade route from the heart of the Queensland Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island, a journey not made for over 100 years.

The Saltwater Story is distributed by Ronin Films, and was made with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, the Queensland Government, the Gold Coast City Council, and Silver Service Marine.