We launched the One Simple Question Kickstarter Campaign today. Our goal is to raise $8,000—a tall order for a sailing duo setting out to make their first film!
It’s Thoreau meets Shackleton!
This film, at its core, is a sailing documentary. The film chronicles our voyage north to the cold and foggy waters of Newfoundland & Labrador in search of an iceberg. Unlike glorified reality TV, with its hotels and hot showers between commercials, One Simple Question intends to accurately portray life at sea aboard a small sailboat. We won’t edit out the dark, cold sail changes at 0300, or the sleepless off-watch hours spent lying wet in our bunks, clad in full foul weather gear.
Why an iceberg? Their beauty and magnificence can only be experienced in person, yet how many people in their lifetime will actually see one? These still and seemingly lifeless objects may not be around forever. As polar ice caps melt, and glaciers retreat, the iceberg population declines.
To see an iceberg is truly a simple quest. Yet that inherent simplicity is what makes it so endearing. Like Thoreau’s journey to live deliberately, gain understanding, and discover happiness through simplicity, One Simple Question uses the iceberg as its cabin in the woods to explore the virtues of simple living.
These messages are timely. Currently there is much discussion about the “New American Dream”, and the Climate Change controversy still rages. We think the discussion of these two engaging issues, wrapped in an exciting sailing adventure will make a great film!
If you agree, please make a pledge to help support this documentary. Of the $8,000 needed, 100% goes towards the purchase of camera and other production equipment needed to get started. We have a filmmaker sailing with us for the majority of the voyage, so good footage is guaranteed, if we have the equipment! BCC Elizabeth thanks you!