Atlantic Crossing: A robot's daring mission About

About the Film

This feature-length documentary is about RU27, the first autonomous underwater robot to cross the Atlantic Ocean, and the passionate scientists behind the mission. The documentary was made by award-winning filmmaker Dena Seidel, Director of Digital Storytelling, Writers House, Rutgers English Department. The film screening, a collaboration between Writers House at the School of Arts & Sciences and the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, is funded in part by the office of the Cook Campus Dean.

Atlantic Crossing on PBS

WNET - Channel Thirteen
WHYY - Philadelphia
WQED - Pittsburgh
WUSF - Tampa
KCTC - Seattle
KBDI - Colorado PBS Channel 12
KVIEHD - Sacramento
WFYI HD - Indianapolis
WENH - Boston
WPBY DT2 - Charleston, West Virginia
KUED PBS Channel 7 - Utah
PBS Channel KET - Kentucky
MPT2 - Maryland
UNCTV - North Carolina
WLED DT3 - Vermont
WCNY - Syracuse
NHPTV - New Hampshire
WNEO - Youngstown, Ohio
WEAO - Akron, Ohio
OPB - Oregon

Film Awards

John Muir Film Award

John Muir Film Award

Blue Ocean Film Festival Finalist
Blue Ocean Film Festival

best_documentary_feature Best Documentary Feature
Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
2nd Place Documentary Feature Winner

2nd Place Documentary Feature Winner
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival


Official Selection
FILManthropy Festival


Winner of Intercom Competition
Chicago International Film Festival

best_visual_effects Winner of Best Visual Effects
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

Honorable Mention
La Femme Film Festival

njff laurel

Winner of Best Documentary
New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2011


Award of Excellence
Los Angeles Movie Awards


Winner Best Home Grown Documentary
Garden State Film Festival 2011


Award Winner
Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival


2010 Gold Award Winner for Documentary Film
California Film Awards


Official Selection
Lighthouse International Film Festival 2011

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