Possibly the best and most honest movie depicting what it’s really like to be out there blue water sailing.
One Simple Question presents a unique experience to the viewer. Elements of history, education, and the environment are presented in a thoughtful narrative style while seamlessly guiding the viewer on an adventure of a lifetime. The story is positive without preaching and there is something for all viewers to learn and understand no matter what their point of view might be on important environmental issues. The story is unique in that it engages the viewer on their own terms. While to some the sailing community might be viewed as elitist and unapproachable, One Simple Question demonstrates just the opposite. It is an experience each viewer could imagine that they are one of the characters in the story, and they too, could participate in this journey of discovery.
Executive Vice President Production, Detroit Public Television
A stunning film about things big and small. A story of one couple living a simple life aboard a small sailing yacht and their quest to find an iceberg. And it’s also the story of something very big – the sweeping planetary changes that are becoming impossible to deny. Ben and Teresa are easy to love and impossible to forget.
Deb Castellana, Director of Communications
Mission Blue / Sylvia Earle Alliance
One Simple Question is an introspective adventure film that may well be one of the best video interpretations of small sailboat voyaging. As the film’s writer, producer, and on camera talent, Teresa and Ben Carey use the basic premise of searching for an iceberg to share with the viewer the experiences of cruising while raising awareness to many environmental issues that face us all.
While the film may lack the professional polish of a high budget production, the storytelling and passion for the cruising lifestyle shines through. It is refreshing to see new filmmakers tackle the many challenges that a program of this nature offers.
Director of Photography, Digital Cinema HD, National Geographic, CBS’s 60 Minutes, Discovery, NOVA
One Simple Question reminds us rather than just sit around waiting, worrying, and stressing that it’s much better, more useful, and fun to think clearly, dream big, and do something!
Wallace J. Nichols
National Bestselling Author of Blue Mind and Ocean Scientist
One Simple Question will inspire viewers to enjoy and relish the ocean and to become ocean advocates. It is a charming romance about two young people in love, and their uninhibited love affair with an iceberg. This film puts the “real” back in “reality” shows. I highly recommend it.
Professor Chris Palmer
Author of Shooting in the Wild, Distinguished Film Producer in Residence at American University, and Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking
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