Amory Ross, or ‘Amo’ as he’s more widely known within the sailing industry, is no ordinary content capturer. This is a man who has sailed enough miles to take him to the moon and who has crossed some of the world’s most treacherous oceans, not just once, not twice, but four times. He is comfortable with being uncomfortable, and even in human and boat-breaking conditions at 50 knots, he will create magic the rest of us didn’t think possible.
You wouldn’t know it from his calm and quietly inquisitive demeanor, but deep down, there is a relentless competitive streak. A streak that sees him not only excel in his role of crew member in The Ocean Race onboard 11th Hour Racing Team’s 60-foot rocketship but also in his creative work - whether that’s documenting the beauty of a doldrums sunset or the darkest depths of the terrifying Southern Ocean.
Having captured some of the epic footage around 11th Hour Racing Team for the film Shaped By Water, we thought about starting this interview with the obvious question; “what does storytelling mean to you?” However, for anyone who knows Amory Ross (even just a bit), you’ll already know the answer to that question…
“It’s not about me.”