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The Questions We Ask

Last summer I paddled a standup paddleboard (SUP) from Vancouver to Victoria — a journey of 150 kilometres and 5 days — and  convinced young filmaker Kalum Ko to take a week off highschool and tag along.

The resulting film, which blends my spoken-word narration with KK’s gorgeous visual, evolved from my belief that it wasn’t the specific SUP journey that mattered so much as the though process that lead me to attempt the big crossing.  Ultimately, we explore what adventure is, and why it still matters today.  After a  successful run on the circuit festival (Best of Banff World Tour, Hawaii, New Zealand, and many others) I’m tremendously proud to now share KK’s film, The Questions We Ask 

“Very thought provoking. [The film] says more in a few minutes than most ever say in an hour” – Rob Beedle, Global Surf Network

Director/Cinematographer: Kalum Ko ( @kalumko)
SUP/Narrator/Producer: Bruce Kirkby ( @BruceKirkby)
Support Kayak: Dave Quinn
Producer: Jeff Pew
Music: Divenire, Ludovico Einaudi

With support from Mountain Equipment Co-Op (

World Tour – 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival
Winner- “Most Inspirational” – 2013 Waterwalker Film Festival
Runner Up – 2014 Fernie Mountain Film Festival
Finalist – 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival
Finalist – 2013 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Finalist – 2013 Waimea Ocean Film Festival
Finalist – 2013 Virginia Beach Surf Film Festival
Finalist – 2013 Reel Shorts Film Festival
Finalist – 2014 Salish Sea Film Festival
Finalist – 2014 Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films
Finalist – 2014 Dirtbag Film Festival
Finalist – 2014 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival


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