Update: Thursday 16th October, 7.00pm – THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA: THE EXPEDITION will be broadcast on SKY TV.

“The Old Man and the Sea – The Expedition” is an adventurous documentary about following in the footsteps of Hemingway and getting towed out to sea by a marlin, sitting in a ten feet long Hobie fishing kayak. It is also a film about the biology of billfish as well as it is highlighting the story of Ernest Hemingway as an angler. The film is now released worldwide on DVD and on iPad.

Martin Falklind
Martin Falklind

The Swede Martin Falklind was 14 years old when he first read Hemingway’s book, the Old Man and the Sea. Since that day, he has nurtured the dream of the little man in combat with a marlin, a fish larger than himself, larger than the boat. Longing for a fishing adventure, Martin gets the idea to make a modern version of the Old man and the Sea. Martin persuades his two friends, Pasi and Fredrik, to come along in the search of a place where they can fish for marlin from a kayak. But this becomes a greater journey than they could imagine. Guided by the spirit of Santiago – the character in the novel The Old man and the Sea – the three guys discover the brutal facts about our depleted seas of today. They also realize the importance of never giving in.

This documentary became a great success on Swedish Television, SVT, last year. Now the American version is available on App Store for I-pad and on DVD.

Watch the trailer and buy the film online

Download the free app
Download the free iPad interactive book from App Store, full with interesting facts, videos and photos from the expedition.

Buy the film on DVD
You can buy the film on DVD from The Billfish Foundation web site.