The Salish Sea is three bodies of water straddling the border of Canada and the USA - the Strait of Georgia, Juan de Fuca Strait and Puget Sound. We called our journey the Salish Sea Expedition and the trailer Three Waters. We settled on THE PERFECT STATE as the title of the film after many iterations.

The Salish Sea Expedition on board SV Ark Angel in 2013 included Hornby Island, Mitlenatch Island, Savary Island, Pender Harbour, and Thetis Island in Canada. We traveled on MV Springtime from Bellingham to Yellow Island, San Juan Island, Port Townsend, and Orcas Island in the USA. Extra scenes were added later from the Fraser River delta, Burnaby and Vancouver Island.


Featured in the film are weaver Debra Sparrow from Musqueum, BC, designer Michael McNamara from Blue Sky Designs on Hornby Island, BC, artist Steve Mayo from Bellingham Bay, WA, and oyster farmer Greg Wood from Hollie Wood Oysters on Denman Island, BC.

We also interviewed many dedicated people along our journey whose stories will be told in mini episodes we call B-sides.