A feature documentary film about a small racing team that embarks on a journey to participate in the Targa tasmania rally races.

Directed by The Matarrese Bros.

This project is fiscally sponsored by The Frank Bette Center for the Arts


Tidewater is a feature length documentary following two friends as they journey overseas to participate in one of the last remaining Targa rally races.


Targa is a tarmac-based rally race now most famously held in three places in the world: Newfoundland, New Zealand, and Tasmania. These races are time-speed-distance rallies, meaning the racers goal is to cross the finish line at a precise designated time rather than cross the finish line first.

The racers

Martin Pond and Chris Seiwald have known each other a long time.

Martin has been working on cars since his early 20’s, starting his own automotive repair shop. His passion for racing has always been strong. Martin is all about getting to the finish line.

Chris is not a “car guy” but has always had a nose for adventure, traveling all around the world. With a pragmatic approach and a background in computer science, he appreciates the PRECISION and timed aspect of the race.

With Martin as the driver and Chris as navigator, together they have decided to take on the challenge of Targa for a second time. This time, to win!

Tidewater is fiscally sponsored by The Franke Bette Center for the Arts and all donations can be tax deductible, so help support this project today!

partners & sponsors

Promo video for the documentary Tidewater.