New York Premiere of ‘Hell or High Seas’ At The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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October 10, 2021

Hell or High Seas follows U.S. Navy veteran Taylor Grieger and writer Stephen O’Shea as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime — sailing around Cape Horn, the world’s most treacherous ocean waters. The documentary is a moving portrait of a veteran using his own painful journey with PTSD to find healing for himself, and pave a smoother path for veterans returning to civilian life. From director Glenn Holsten, producer Chayne Gregg, and executive producer Robert Irvine, HELL OR HIGH SEAS is an adventure film with a deep, universal message about perseverance and hope.


Hell or High Seas educates audiences to the very real struggles many veterans face when they return home. In screenings and outreach efforts, the film will create a thoughtful dialogue about how we can change this situation, and how each of us can play a role. Veterans who are struggling will realize that they are not alone, and that the symptoms attached to their transition are normal.

We are continuing to fundraise for these screenings; this crucial final step will enable us to engage directly with veteran communities.

All donations are tax deductible via the Philadelphia Film Office.


Continuing the mission he began in Hell or High Seas, Taylor has cofounded the American Odysseus Sailing Foundation.

The foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides veterans a first-responders living with Post Traumatic Stress the opportunity to heal at sea using research-based methods of learning to live with trauma through Adventure Therapy (AT).

The foundation provides relief, assistance, and opportunities through sail training, coastal cruising excursions, and offshore sailing expeditions.


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