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Persistence Media of Portland’s trailer for a docu-reality style TV show about lobsterboat racing, called Relentless Quest, World’s Fastest Lobsterboat, has received thousands of views since being placed on YouTube (www.youtube.com) in early summer. That, paired with national exposure via a New York Times article that featured the races in the lobstering mecca of Stonington, Maine, bodes well for the company’s plans for a nationally distributed program.
“Americans got a taste of Maine’s unique lobsterboat racing scene through the Relentless
Quest video on YouTube and the New York Times coverage,” said Persistence Media Executive Producer Gene Landry in a press release. He added that people are really attracted to the sport, and said that certainly bodes well for the company’s plans for a series.
Persistence Media has already captured nearly 50 hours of high-definition video from five different lobsterboat races. Landry said the production could take several paths depending on which networks agree to broadcast the races. Landry said possibilities include a series of half-hour reality-style shows on the network of the Boston Red Sox (NESN), a one-hour docu-reality show for distribution on a national HD network, and a documentary for release at independent film festivals.