Oceans Without Limits

Embark on a voyage of discovery into the Western Indian Ocean and find out how plastic pollution is impacting this tropical paradise. "Oceans Without Limits" is an epic and cinematic oceanic adventure with an element of science. A crew, made up of a Skipper, a Pro Diver, a Marine Biologist and a Filmmaker, go way off the beaten track to document their findings. They travel from South Africa to Madagascar, Seychelles, Maldives and a distant Archipelago called Chagos. Their discoveries are both unexpected and shocking!
* 55min version also available for Festivals should they wish focusing more on the plastic pollution discoveries

  • Mark van Wijk
    The Search for the Knysna Elephants, Origins, Prosperity
  • Ronet Van Der Walt
  • Gert Muller
  • Gert Muller
    Key Cast
  • Tristan Muller
    Key Cast
  • Mark Gibson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Television
  • Genres:
    Marine, Wildlife, Conservation, Plastic Pollution, Adventure, Science, Oceanic, Travel
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 6, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    170,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    Madagascar, Maldives, Seychelles, South Africa
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  • Cape Town Private Premiere
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    July 23, 2019
    Cape Town Private Premiere
Director Biography - Mark van Wijk

Mark Van Wijk is a world traveler, cinematographer and documentary filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. Mark’s passion for Adventure and Natural History, often appear as metaphors in his films and is celebrated in his first documentary, The Search for the Knysna Elephants – Animal Planet 2009.

In 2010, Mark began a creative collaboration with Dr Pedram Shojai, (www.well.org) making documentaries that inspire healthier, happier living, with respect and care for Mother Earth. Mark is currently making an exciting new documentary called Ocean’s Without Limits.

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Director Statement

I feel so strongly about the message contained in this film and even though this may sound like a cliche, I feel it desperately needs to be seen around the world. We have all seen the news, articles and countless disturbing Social Media posts about how plastic pollution is killing the Oceans, but there has hardly been any documentation on the situation in the tropical paradise that is the Western Indian Ocean. What we discovered during this journey, was quite unexpected and shocking to say the least. In spite of this, we met with people along the way who are moving mountains to create the change we so need to see. This is a story of an Oceanic adventure that reveals hard hitting discoveries, yet also gives us hope that it's not too late to change!