the film

From the Bow Seat is a 64-minute not-for-profit educational documentary exploring some of the environmental issues impacting the Gulf of Maine.The film follows my family on a week’s sail along the Maine coast while we interview local experts including:

• Colin Woodard, author of The Lobster Coast
• Stephen Kress, Founder of Project Puffin
• Sherm Stanley, 84-year-old fisherman from Monhegan
• Carl Wilson, Chief Lobster Biologist for Maine Department of Marine Resources
• Diane Cowan, Executive Director of the Lobster Conservancy
• Foy Brown, Boat Builder and North Haven lobsterman

My goal for the film was twofold: to educate my two teenage daughters and to share this information with others. By involving my daughters in the research, filming and interviewing, I created a film I hope will pique the interest of the younger generation and inspire them to active stewardship.

Linda Cabot
Director/Writer of From the Bow Seat