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M/Y LAUREL - Rescuing 50 Dogs and Delivering 30 Tons of Aid to Bahamas
Shani Davies & Dylan Ross

M/Y LAUREL - Rescuing 50 Dogs and Delivering 30 Tons of Aid to Bahamas

You may have already seen or heard about M/Y Laurel being a part of Operation Topaz, a Hurricane Relief plan put together by YachtAid Global, helping those affected by Dorian in the Bahamas. Dylan and I documented a crazy 48 hours of the Laurel crew loading and delivering 50 tons of supplies, as well as picking up, caring for and delivering 50 rescue dogs back to Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Florida. We could not be prouder to be a part of MY Laurel, led by Captain Roy Hodges and Chief Officer Wikus Botes. There is still a long way to go and Bahamas still need our help. Two ways to get involved are donating to YachtAid who continue to aid the remaining affected areas of the Bahamas, as well as Big Dog Ranch who are continuing to rescue and rehabilitate as many dogs from the Bahamas. Donate here: To my filming partner, Dylan, who I have known and worked with for the past 2 years, I am so glad we finally got to work on a video together. I had full faith and trust in you through this entire process, and I could not be prouder of the end product which is a complete mash up of both our strengths and styles, we put. I really hope you can feel the heart that was put into this from the both of us. If you would like, please feel free to subscribe to our Youtube channels and follow on Instagram for more. IG: Shani: Dylan: Youtube: Shani: Dylan:



Thank you to everyone who entered for your overwhelming response - we have received 140 video submissions from 70 different videographers.  Due to time constraints we had to narrow down the selections to the finalists in each category. It was not easy to choose. The following film makers had their films screened at Park & Ocean on Oct 23rd 2019. Click the names below to view their videos.

Finalists for Best Long Film: 

Scott Crouch

Henro Devos

Denzil Baynes 

Luke Hammond 

Dean Harrison

Shaun O'Callaghan

Nick Sleeman

Kyle Vollaers

Harry Gillmore

Finalists for Most Creative Film:

Bo Green

Zakk Arion

Shani Davies

Henro Devos

Leah Hayes

Shaun O'Callaghan

Matthew Oosthuizen

Dylan Ross

Kyle Vollares

Finalists for Best Short Film:

Dylan Barry

Byron Dobson

Stuart Heath Carlton Smith

Shani Davies

Leo Mancusi-Ungaro

Harry Morris

Dylan Ross 

Kyle Vollaers

Konner Webb

Sam Yates

Finalists for Wildcard:

Dylan Ross

Holly Robertson

Harry Tiger Doyle

Samuel Chia

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