The North Drift + Q&A

Saturday, 16 September, 2023 at 5:15 PM


Montrose Playhouse
The Mall
Montrose DD10 8NN
United Kingdom
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The North Drift embarks on an investigative journey through European waters to unravel the mysterious paths of plastic waste. Intrigued by the inexplicable appearance of a German beer bottle on the remote Lofoten Islands in the Arctic Ocean, filmmaker Steffen Krones teams up with engineers and notable scientists to track the waste's voyage. They create GPS-equipped buoys, launching them into the River Elbe and monitoring their drift into the North Sea. Throughout this journey, Krones' friend Kris Jensen, an Inuit tour guide in the North Polar Sea, provides a unique perspective on human impact in this remote region. Their intertwined stories underline our interconnectedness with the environment and our potential to effect change. This film is not just an investigation of plastic pollution, but a call for us to take responsibility in protecting marine ecosystems. (Directed by Steffen Krones, Germany, 92 min)

In English and German with English subtitles

The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with filmmaker Steffen Krones.



Steffen KronesAbout the filmmaker:

Steffen Krones, a German filmmaker, began his career through skateboarding and later pursued digital media design. After moving to Canada, he collaborated with other filmmakers, directing award-winning videos, short films, and documentaries, such as The Journey of the Beasts which was presented on German TV Channel ARD as a 'must see'. Krones works across various media, producing content ranging from commercials to innovative hybrid formats. 


With short film:

The Last Ski Maker in Scotland

The Last Ski Maker in Scotland

In the Scottish Highlands, Jamie Kunka carves a unique path, crafting sustainable wooden skis amidst the uncertain future of skiing in Scotland. This charming short traces how a single inspiring film ignited Jamie's journey, positioning him as the last ski maker in the country. (Directed by Euan Wilding, UK, 7 min)

Euan WildingAbout the Filmmaker:

Euan Wilding, a Scotland-based filmmaker and director with over ten years of experience in the third sector, focuses on creating original and imaginative films for like-minded organisations. His work has been featured at the British Museum, the V&A, and the Houses of Parliament.

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