In 2018 I suffered a major health relapse which has postponed further production of The Space Outside films. However, I have developed a blog which further looks at what the space outside means to others.
The Space Outside is a four part series that creates a supportive guide to leaving your comfort zone and exploring your abilities. It aims to give the viewer the inspiration, guidance, and confidence to take their first step on an adventure — be it big, or small.
The first film focuses on knowledge and inspiration; the second on practicalities; the third film will follow women on their adventures; and the fourth centering on how to become the adventurer. By chronicling the adventures of women that have already taken those steps outside, and demonstrating how all women are brave given the right support and motivation; the series equips you with vital knowledge, while fueling the imagination and desire to abandon our comfort zone – however temporarily. The rewards of which are beyond our knowing.
The Space Outside was inspired by the ‘Shextreme’ festival, a festival that champions women in adventure and extreme sport – because although this series celebrates courage, no matter what gender, it is in part a response to the fact that women have been adventurous for as long as men; but their feats are far less documented.
The films, produced by an all-female crew, are accompanied by spoken word poetry that gently coaxes us along the journey, and reminds us of our childlike desire to explore. Women such as polar explorer, Ann Daniels, explain how some of the most challenging experiences of your life, once navigated, can become some of the best experiences of your life; if you just stretch, and become curious about the space outside …