A Captain Unafraid won the Golden Fox award for best documentary at the Calcutta Cult Film Festival on the 6th of December.
A Captain Unafraid
'A Captain Unafraid' is a documentary film that charts the life and times of 'Dynamite' Johnny O' Brien. From New York to Cavan, and Colombia to Cuba, we follow his blazing trail. In many ways Johnny was a rebel without a cause, that is, until he found his cause in Cuba. As well as speaking to historians, maritime experts and locals in New York and Cuba, the film also contains animated segments which resurrect some of the more memorable of Johnny's voyages. Though he courted trouble and fortune on many's the foreign shore, Captain O' Brien was born on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1837, and died there 80 years later, in 1917. The film was shot in the U.S. Cuba and Ireland in 2014/15.