Minnow Films

Feature Films:

Short Films:

Battleship Antarctica 2008
Minnow Films for Channel 4   1 x 50 minutes
Minnow Films for Channel 4

Director Morgan Matthews spent nearly two months filming with Greenpeace, during their 2007 expedition to confront the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctic waters. This journey through hostile seas and the beautiful frozen landscape takes an extraordinary turn when after weeks of searching, Greenpeace encounter their old adversaries in the most unexpected of circumstances.

With an eclectic crew, this is not just a story of a remarkable journey, but also an intimate portrait of those on board, exploring the motivation to spend months at sea and the consequences of that decision on life and love.

“…an exquisitely shot documentary that, surprisingly given the subject matter, was often as funny as it was enlightening”
Gerard O'Donovan, The Daily Telegraph

“It's been said of this director that he always lets people's humanity shine through, no matter how off-beam or out of order their own lives are.  He certainly did a good number on Greenpeace”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“The film-maker Morgan Matthews is on a roll at the moment… It is not just a film about environmental activism, but also an intimate and extremely funny portrait of a bunch of eccentrics, willing to spend months at sea for their cause, regardless of the havoc”
David Chater, The Times

Battleship Antarctica

Nominated for

Nominated for a Grierson: Sheffields Youth Jury Award  

Sheffield Youth
Jury Award

Official selection

Official Selection: Sheffield Documentary Festival   DocFest
Sheffield Documentary Festival
Official Selection Ecocinema International Film Festival, Athens  

International Film Festival, Athens

Filmed and Directed by
Morgan Matthews
Joby Gee
Original Music
Sam Hooper
Associate Producer
David Brindley
Production Managers
Jo Sear & Claire-Louise Cooke
Executive Producer
Ben Chanan