Adventure Filmmaking

19 – 26th August, Mallaig – Oban, £795

Teaming up with film maker and Sail Britain crew member Tom Sweetland, our focus this week will be on adventure film making, photography and storytelling, and of course with expert sailing tuition and wild-guiding from Sail Britain’s founder, Oliver Beardon as we explore the Scottish Islands. 

On a journey to discover and document the ocean’s beauty above and below the waves, we’ll visit some of the incredible wilderness and wildlife found here, with our expert crew sharing tips and experience on the best techniques and how to weave this together.

With plenty of time to practice and explore, there will hopefully be an opportunity to make a short film over the week highlighting the importance of this area in the context of the UK’s marine landscape. The time of year is perfect for sightings of Basking Sharks, whales and dolphins.

Combining adventure sailing with learning or honing skills in film and editing, this week will give participants a unique opportunity to experience the ocean from a new perspective. And with the dramatic scenery of the islands, in few other places around our coasts are you treated to such a feast for the eyes!

Film makers of all levels are encouraged to come along and capture some of this magnificent voyage, bring along whatever camera equipment you have and Tom will help you get the best out of your kit.

About our Trip Leader

Tom Sweetland is an award winning independent film maker, writer and director. He is passionate about creating authentic human-based stories that can challenge perceptions, and create an open discord on sensitive subjects. He sailed as a crew member with Sail Britain in 2021, and made the stunning short film Under the Surface which tells the story of our week onboard. We are really excited to explore further with this trip!

The trip fee covers the cost of the boat, crew, all equipment and training you’ll need onboard, as well as your food and a cosy bunk onboard. Not included is your travel to and from the start/end points of the voyage and any expenses ashore, although these tend to be very limited out in the wilds!