The Outdoor Film Circuit’s Hottest Three-Minute Short is Now Online

Bruce Kirk­by—one of the world’s lead­ing voic­es in Adven­ture writ­ing and photography—partnered with award-win­ning film­mak­er Kalum Ko to cre­ate “The Ques­tions We Ask,” an inspir­ing 3‑minute short that received a lot of buzz on the out­door film cir­cuit and that is now avail­able to watch online. 

“The Ques­tions We Ask” is a think-piece. Ko fea­tures footage from Kirk­by’s  100-mile SUP expe­di­tion from Van­cou­ver to Vic­to­ria, British Colum­bia to cre­ate a frame­work with­in which he and Kirk­by explore why we pur­sue adventure—a ques­tion to which Kirk­by, a fam­i­ly man liv­ing in Kim­ber­ly, British Colum­bia, has spent a life­time search­ing for an answer. And he needs a good one.

To date, Kirk­by has logged over 2,000 expe­di­tion hours in more than 80 coun­tries. And he’s pub­lished his sto­ries every­where from Out­side mag­a­zine and Cana­di­an Geo­graph­ic to  The Clymb and The New York Times, and shared many more while work­ing as host of CBC’s prime-time adven­ture series, “No Oppor­tu­ni­ty Wast­ed.” Nation­al Geo­graph­ic once hon­ored one of Kirk­by’s pho­tos as being among “the most com­pelling images of the decade.”

After spend­ing a life­time pur­su­ing adven­ture both recre­ation­al­ly and pro­fes­sion­al­ly, Kirk­by knows the nag­ging doubts and ques­tions we ask our­selves all too well. And this time, his sto­ry is the answer.

If you like the film, reach out to Kirk­by and Ko here. Or check it out when  Banf Moun­tain Film Fes­ti­val comes to a town near you.

Here are a few acco­lades the film received at festivals:

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

SUP/Narrator/Producer: Bruce Kirk­by ( @bruce_kirkby)
Sup­port Kayak: Dave Quinn
Pro­duc­er: Jeff Pew
Music: Divenire, Ludovi­co Einaudi