Operation Moffat

Operation Moffat takes inspiration and wit from the colourful climbing life of Britian’s First Female Mountain Guide Gwen Moffat. Writer Claire Carter and Filmmaker Jen Randall scramble, swim and barefoot climb through Gwen’s most cherished British landscapes, grappling with her preference for mountains over people, adventure over security, wilderness over tick lists. With new take on landscape photography, archive footage and action sequences this is a film rooted in a real love of wild places.

  • Claire Carter
  • Jen Randall
    Project Mina, Push It
  • Alex Messenger
  • Gwen Moffat
    Key Cast
  • Claire Carter
    Key Cast
  • Jen Randall
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    60,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Banff Mountain Festival
    Banff, Canada
    October 9, 2015
    North American Premier
    Judges Special Mention
  • Kendal Mountain Festival
    November 20, 2015
    Best Climbing Film, The Peoples Choice Award.
Director Biography - Claire Carter, Jen Randall

After studying Time Based Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design then Film Production at Vancouver Film School, Jen Randall now runs award-winning production company Light Shed Pictures, based in Glasgow, Scotland. Best known for climbing documentaries Push It (2012) and Project Mina (2014), she generally works with a wide range of clients to create short, specialist factual films with humour and heart. Jen also works with photography, writing, and leads large-scale youth film projects.

Claire graduated with distinction from the University of East Anglia Creative Writing MA in 2010, and is now a writer and creative consultant in the outdoor industry, working for bodies such as the National Trust, British Mountaineering Council, European Outdoor Summit and runs independent mountain arts and literary events. She is co-editing a new anthology of women’s wilderness and adventure; ‘Waymaking' to be published by Vertebrate Publishing in 2016. Claire is the Film Officer for Kendal Mountain festival and Film Judge for Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

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