14-year-old Laura Dekker from The Netherlands decides to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. After careful planning and a persistent battle with Dutch authorities, she sets out on a challenging journey. While it is director Jillian Schlesinger who films Laura when she is in port, it is Laura herself that documents her experiences and thoughts when she is alone at sea. Her spirit of adventure leads her to exotic destinations such as the Galapagos Islands and French Polynesia. MAIDENTRIP is an exciting and inspiring film about a uniquely determined teenage girl.
Brooklyn-based filmmaker JILLIAN SCHLESINGER works in various roles on documentaries and promotional content for television. MAIDENTRIP is her directorial debut and received the Audience Award at South by Southwest (SXSW) earlier this year.