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Right Over the Edge: The Search for the North Pacific Right Whale

Directed by:

Kevin Campion, Shawnecee Schneider, Lindsay Trex Walker

2023

64 minutes

Premiering at Friday Harbor Film Festival! Join a voyage to find one of the rarest animals in the biggest ocean on the planet. Searching for a whale in a haystack from Seattle to the Bering Sea is the adventure of a lifetime.

SCREENINGS

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 1:15 PM

Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 10:15 AM

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On-Demand (Worldwide). October 30 - November 5

Right Over the Edge Official Trailer

This film is sponsored by:

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ABOUT THE FILM

Less than 200 years ago, North Pacific right whales thrived in the Pacific Ocean. Beginning in 1835 and continuing into the 1970s these charismatic animals were intensely targeted by commercial whaling. Today only thirty remain off the coast of North America.  A group of friends has fallen in love with the world’s rarest whale after a sighting near their Seattle home. Being sailors, they put to sea to find one.

 

Right Over the Edge voyages with this crew out of the Salish Sea, north into the Bering Sea, and way out of everyone’s comfort zone. The more they learn about the North Pacific right whale’s tragic history and present threats, the harder they search, believing that finding one will bring the world’s attention to a species of whale likely to go extinct if urgent action isn’t taken to save them. 

Right Over the Edge: The Search for the North Pacific Right Whale

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ABOUT THE DIRECTORS

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Kevin Campion

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Lindsay Walker

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Shawnecee Schneider

Kevin Campion

Kevin Campion, a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, is the founder of Deep Green Wilderness and Orion’s most recent caretaker. Captain Kevin believes strongly in a sailboat’s ability to capture the imagination and engage with the environment. He holds his 200 Ton Masters License from the US Coast Guard and is a PADI certified Rescue Diver. After earning his captain’s license and a degree in evolutionary biology, Kevin headed out to sea. Since that day he has crossed two oceans and sailed a variety of boats on four of the seven seas working as Captain for Salish Sea Expeditions, Beam Reach and Camp Four Winds, and as engineer for the Sea Education Association and the Ocean Classroom Foundation. 

 

With Deep Green Wilderness, Captain Kevin sees a way to combine his love of sailing with his passion for teaching ecology and conservation. He enjoys introducing people to the wealth of diversity you encounter when you leave the dock and hopes his work with Deep Green Wilderness will promote responsible stewardship of our public lands and waterways. Kevin’s keen eye for wildlife and passion for the environment serve him well aboard Orion. Off-duty, Kevin serves on the board of directors for the SeaDoc Society and has been known to entertain the crew with his guitar or tales of poisonous frogs and secret surf spots from his travels in Central America.


Lindsay “T-Rex” Walker

Education Director, Seattle, Washington

Part-time Captain, surfer &  Sun Meditator


T-Rex has been sold on NP right whales since day one.  When not onboard Lindsay hold down the fort in the office and keeps the lights on for DGW.  After a transformative meeting with children’s bard Raffi, T-Rex has dedicated her time and energy to conservation education and a life at sea.


Shawnecee “Leon” Schneider

Co-Producer, Oakland, California

Filmmaker, Activist & Whale Horoscope Interpreter


Four years ago Shawnecee made Kevin pinky promise they would remain friends after they started making films together and here she is back onboard for film number two.   Shawnecee is the only one of us that knows what she is doing behind the film camera and therefore we listen to what she says.

CREDITS

Directors

Kevin Campion

Shawnecee Schneider

Lindsay Walker


Producers

Kevin Campion

Shawnecee Schneider

Lindsay Walker

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