Kiwi Breeze

  • 10 10
  • 2017
  • 11min

A filmmaker discovers what happened to the dream of who was his next-door neighbor 16 years ago, a man who built an ocean-going yacht in his back garden.


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Kiwi Breeze. The amazing dream of my next-door neighbor

His friends and family thought it would never happen, but after 9 and a half years, Steve Kermode finally completed the ultimate DIY project.   Steve had spent almost a decade, building a 44ft ocean going yacht in his back garden and was ready to set sail to his native New Zealand with his family.

Growing up on a quiet residential street in south London, filmmaker Ruari Muir, had always remembered his unusual boat-building neighbour.  16 years later, he finally catches up with the Kermode family to find out what happened on their epic journey. 

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