Skye’s The Limit, Directed by James Appleton Photography
Paddle Against Plastic 2017:
The Award-Winning “Skye’s The Limit” documents one woman’s solo circumnavigation of the Isle of Skye, Scotland, on a Stand up Paddleboard. The adventure serves to highlight the effects of plastic pollution on even stunning, remote and wild places such as this, and brings positive and engaging solutions to the issue. The film follows Cal Major’s epic and dramatic ocean voyage, vulnerable to Scotland’s famous winds, waves and tidal races, alone. Featuring beautiful scenery, wildlife, farm animals and Tunnocks teacakes.
You can watch the full film here.
The idea behind Skye’s The Limit is to document Cal’s voyage, but also to capture the audience’s attention and divert it towards the harm that plastic pollution is causing to our beloved UK shores, even in a place as beautiful as the Isle of Skye. The film brings positive and simple solutions to the issue of excessive single use plastic consumption in an inspiring, engaging, empowering and often light-hearted way.
The film has received several awards, and has had some incredibly positive feedback from audience members. Often times, Cal will be present at film festivals for Q and As, which has added immensely to the engagement and the sense of belonging to a tribe of positive voices, willing and hopeful to make a positive difference to our planet and our oceans, which give so much to us.
Here are some of the comments from audience members:
“Incredibly inspiring; moving and impactful. It’s made me want to try new things and change my negative relationship with plastic!”
” Everything about this film is really great. Not only a great cause, story, cinematography and music but Cal’s personality and passion for trying to rally people to help and stop littering and to recycle in the first place made it just that much better. This is defiantly worth an award as the cause through this adventure needs to be seen”
“I work with young vulnerable children and their families and it’s great to have some stories to motivate and inspire them (also now planning my own expeditions).”
“Really inspiring. Fantastic to have an injection of female inspiration.”
“Really great. Loved the interview with the adventurer from the SUP film [Cal Major]. Definitely made me think about using less plastic.”
“Enlightening Reassuring Exciting. Please bring your film tour to more places!!”
Skye’s The Limit will be screened at the following film festivals:
SheXtreme Film Festival Tour, People’s Choice Award. Bristol, Exeter, Falmouth, Newquay October 2017.
Kendal Mountain Festival November 2017
Wonderful Wild Women 2nd Birthday Party fundraising event, January 2018
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival January 2018
Fort William Mountain Festival February 2018
SheXtreme Pop Up Croyde, March 2018
Killarney Mountain Festival March 2018
Les Bois Film Festival March 2018
Adventure Travel Film Festival August 2018
Skye’s The Limit has also been screened at several charity events, schools, businesses and private screening events around the country.