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Who is Captain Olivia O Wyatt

Captain Olivia O Wyatt is an award-winning filmmaker, TV producer, writer and USCG certified captain (50-Ton Master).

Olivia makes ethnographic films that focus on preserving the traditions of communities that are on the brink of extinction as well as creating abstract works of a psychedelic nature. 

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Captain Olivia O. Wyatt takes to the seas solo with her 34-ft Ta Shing Panda, Juniper. Her most recent expedition was a transpacific crossing from San Diego to Hawaii, a journey of approximately 2,269 nautical miles. That trip was just the first leg of a solo voyage around the world, guided by humpback whale migration patterns.

The Arkansas-native has travelled to more than 25 countries, creating ethnographic films along the way which focus on preserving the traditions of indigenous communities. A recent film was used as the official music video for Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s song “This is Far From Over.”

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

She left Aug. 1 on Juniper, her 34-foot-long sailboat and home. What came next were days and nights filled with joy, fear and seemingly impossible challenges. There were storms, a finicky boat motor, friendly dolphins, flying fish, huge waves, hunger, periods of doubt and transcendence.