Turning the Tide

    Pitch Video

    Three coastal stories join together in a chorus of love for the wild and of a thriving vision for our future.

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: All Audiences
    Target Length: 60 minutes
    Budget: $50,000

    Created By

    Sam Phillips ,  British-Columbia


    Turning the Tide follows a humpback whale named Yoda + her young calf as their journey along the west coast of Canada connects the threads of impact between 3 powerful stories. Janie Wray is a marine biologist who has dedicated her life to recording the humpbacks in order to set aside the sanctuary they need to recover. Luke Wallace is a folk musician whose songs unite the coast with a striking balance of simple living and wide-scale impact. Indigenous leaders are gathering communities and asserting their sovereignty with healing at the heart of their peaceful resistance to protect the lands they belong to. Turning the Tide explores coastal community grown with love. When the world seems to be falling apart, we look to those who are bringing us back together.


    Turning the Tide Facebook Page
    Humpbacks and Their Humans
    Luke Wallace Music

    The Team

    This team has heart. We are a collective of coast-lovers looking to bring love to life through impactful documentary filmmaking. Reach out if you feel aligned with this project, and want to come on board as Executive Producer or Cultural Advisor!

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