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Two Weeks of the ‘Matthew Turner’ in Seven Minutes

Our friend John (Woody) Skoriak recently shared a video in which he had a small role. No, Woody isn’t moving to Hollywood, but he did take part in a local teen’s video production about the Bay Area’s 132-ft brigantine Matthew Turner. The young filmmaker is Omar Malami, a student at Tamalpais High School (Tam High) in Mill Valley.

Omar is in the 11th grade and takes part in the school’s film program, Academy of Integrated Media Studies (AIM). The class requires him to spend half of every semester creating a documentary on a local topic. Omar chose the Matthew Turner, and with the help of his classmates Stella Lowery, Ashley Townsend and Sam Rumer, he produced what we agree is an outstanding film.

“I made the film over two weeks,” Omar told us. “Went out on the boat once on a Friday night sail and once on a friend’s motorboat, and followed the sailboat during the Master Mariners Regatta for the external video shots. I also took footage from Cavallo Point.”

The film is just over seven minutes long.We hope you enjoy this film as much as we did!

You can sail aboard the Matthew Turner for Summer Sailstice this coming Saturday, June 22. 



  1. Alan Pearson 1 month ago

    Thanks for sharing this. I didn’t know about “call of the sea” but will pass this onto my grandkids

  2. Ben Delaney 1 month ago

    Excellent effort. These kids have a bright future in media production.

  3. Jude 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for this most excellent film! Well done‼️

  4. Vince Casalaina 4 weeks ago

    Really good story telling matched up with strong visual material. Keep it up!

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