Boundless

An 80-year-old Woman Airforce Service Pilot remembers her audacious attempt to fight for military status and for a flag to be placed on her fellow pilot’s coffin near the end of WWII. After flying a collective 60 million miles in service with 1078 other women pilots between 1942-1944 in a specialized training program designed to free the male pilots for battle, she and the Lost Last Class of Avenger Field are abruptly disbanded, shamed for taking the jobs of men, denied military status and forced to pay their own way home.

  • Sean Buckley
    Producer
    The Astronaut with Richard Dreyfuss, Milton's Secret with Donald Sutherland
  • Kate Campbell
    Producer
  • Sarah Thomas Moffat
    Producer
  • Tammy Rea
    Producer
  • Dini Petty
    Key Cast
    "Betty Ward "
    The Dini Petty Show
  • Ellen Dubin
    Key Cast
    "Jaqueline Cochran "
    Midway, Napoleon Dynamite, Mary Kills People, Star Wars Resistance
  • Lou Jurgens
    Key Cast
    "Younger Betty Ward "
  • T.J. Riley
    Key Cast
    "The Captain "
  • Kate Campbell
    Director
  • Kate Campbell
    Writer
  • Sarah Thomas Moffat
    Director of Photography
    Liam and May, Amazing Race Canada
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa mini
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Kate Campbell


Appearing in the Oscar-nominated film Gone Girl, and nominated for a Maverick Movie Award for best-supporting actress for her role in the feature film Badsville, directed by April Mullen, Kate is also an international vocalist and recording artist. Her music events clients include: The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, HBO, Warner Bros, The Getty Center, Universal, and Disney. She has also worked with Robby Krieger of The Doors and Jeff Goldblum and his Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

Splitting her time between Toronto and Los Angeles, Kate is also a passionate writer who has spent over a decade researching and interviewing women pilots who served in WWII, inspired by her grandmother who was a Canadian pilot. Kate wrote and directed her first short dramatic film about the Women Airforce Service Pilots entitled Boundless, produced by her company S.H.E Lifts Off Films, along with Buck Productions, Rolling Pictures Inc and Clark Stanley in Sept. 2019. Filmed at the Guelph Airfield and surrounding area, the short included 60 extras, 40 crew members, 11 cast members and flying warplanes. Canadian broadcast icon, Dini Petty, plays a leading role in the film. The film is finishing post-production and is set to make the festival rounds in 2021. The Boundless project is also in writing development to become a narrative miniseries.

Kate is also in development with a documentary that focuses on the invisibility of women in the military, the effects of abuse and trauma that many women in service face, as well as the effects of art therapy for veterans. Kate is also attached to direct her first feature film, a psychological thriller, produced by Filmcoop in Canada.

Kate is also a student pilot member of the Coachella Valley chapter of the Ninety-Nines Women’s Flying Org.

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Director Statement

The Boundless project has been my labour of love for over a decade. It is dedicated to all of the Women Airforce Service Pilots who so bravely served their country and who went unrecognized for far too long. It is also a love letter to my late grandmother who was a Canadian pilot and my best friend, 'Beppy', Betty Greply (nee Ward).
Boundless also stars Canadian Broadcast Icon, Dini Petty, who was also the 1st woman in the world to pilot a helicopter while simultaneously broadcasting.
Before filming, we discovered that my grandmother and Dini both flew out of Buttonville Airport in the 1960s.

The Boundless crew was made up of some brilliant women in key roles, including Cinematographer/ Producer, Sarah Thomas Moffat, as well as our 1st AD, Pip Dwyer, Production Manager Claudia Jurt and Producer Tammy Rea.

I am so thrilled to share this film and everyone's hard work with the world!