Blind Ambition

Blind Ambition

Greek Premiere
Joseph, Tinashe, Marlvin and Pardon are part of a wave of Zimbabweans who left their economically-hit homeland for a better life elsewhere. After their perilous journeys they arrive in South Africa, eventually get jobs in restaurants, gain interest in the intricacies of wine, become sommeliers, meet and bond with one another, and are encouraged to form the first-ever Zimbabwe team to compete in The World Wine Blind Tasting Championships – the Olympics of the wine world. This documentary follows their ambitious path to their unlikely spot in this annual competition held in France and primarily made up of western European teams, where they must sample twelve different wines and guess the country, winery, and vintage – a challenge for any oenologist. An Olympian story that Bacchus would approve, Blind Ambition is an inspiring, robust look at four committed men facing tough competition with an undaunting vision and mission that goes beyond winning medals.
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Direction: Warwick Ross, Rob Coe
Script: Warwick Ross, Rob Coe, Paul Murphy, Madeleine Ross
Cinematography: Martin McGrath, Scott Munro
Editing: Paul Murphy
Sound: Liam Egan
Music: Helena Czajka
Producers: Warwick Ross, Rob Coe
Co-production: Third Man Films
Executive producer: Ross Grant, Neil Harvey, Adrian Mackenzie, Cameron O'Reilly, Madeleine Ross, Paul Wiegard, George Hamilton, Isabelle Stewart
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Australia
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 96΄
Contact: Protagonist Pictures
Awards/Distinctions: Audience Award – Tribeca IFF 2021

Warwick Ross

Filmography

2013 Red Obsession
2021 Blind Ambition

Rob Coe

Filmography

2021 Blind Ambition