THE ORCHARD PRESENTS
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL AND ON DEMAND JULY 24, 2018
We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of Anchors Up, the brand new film co-directed by William John Ashurst and Simen Alsvik and starring Cameron Simpson as the fearless little rescue boat, Elias. Together with Alf Knutsen, Sigurd Slåttebrekk developed the character and franchise of Elias, the little Rescue Boat in 1998.
After a daring rescue mission in stormy weather, Elias, a brave young rescue boat, is recruited by a larger harbor. Once he gets to Big Harbor to begin his new job, however, he discovers that bigger is not always better. Originated almost twenty years ago the stories about the little rescue boat have been produced in 91 TV episodes, and audiences all over the world have been following Elias bouncing in and out of waves, in and out of danger and in and out of the most exciting adventures. The TV series has been sold to more than a hundred territories around the world, including Netflix for all English-speaking territories, and lastly China, with an upcoming broad exposure on linear TV and digital platforms. Anchors Up combines action, humour, suspense, and a touch of romance for children of all ages, and like with all the Elias productions: It is supported by astonishing landscapes and environments from the beautiful coastline of Norway.
Theatrical/VOD Release Date: July 24, 2018
Distribution Company: The Orchard
Directed by: Simen Alsvik, William John Ashurst
Starring: Cameron Simpson, Lucy Carolan, Danna Davis, Dermot Magennis, Marcus Lamb, Paul Tylak, Roger Gregg