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Tugboat Captains, and their landlocked harbor.

Oh for the breath of the briny deep,
And the tug of a bellying sail,
With the sea-gull’s cry across the sky
And a passing boatman’s hail.
For, be she fierce or be she gay,
The sea is a famous friend alway.

Ho! For the plains where the dolphins play,
And the bend of the mast and spars,
And a fight at night with the wild sea-sprite
When the foam has drowned the stars.
And, pray, well
Like the rise and fall of a sliding keel?

Fair is the mead; the lawn is fair
And the birds sing sweet on the lea;
But echo soft of a song aloft
Is the strain that pleases me;
And swish of rope and ring of chain
Are music to men who sail the main.

Then, if you love me, let me sail
While a vessel dares the deep;
For the ship’s wife, and the breath of life
Are the raging gales that sweep;
And when I’m done with the calm and blast,
A slide o’er the side, and rest at last.
Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1899


Mission Statement

Matthew & Jessica Levandoski, the husband and wife team at Tugboat Pictures, have one singularly focused goal: to make idea driven, beautifully crafted cinema on a shoestring. 

Jessica produces, Matthew writes and directs.

It’s really that simple. Stay tuned. Their first production, “RUNTIME” is coming soon.


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