Documentary | 2015-2017 | BBC [uk] | Great Britain

Project data

Length of movie30'


  • BBC 1 Northern Ireland

Brief synopsis

In 2015, Belfast musician Joby Fox is so horrified at refugees and migrants drowning in the Mediterranean that he goes straight to Greece to help. Amongst the volunteers standing on the Lesvos beach waiting for the boats to arrive, he realises the real need is out at sea. He comes home with a mission - to fund and operate a rescue boat. He calls on the support of an old friend, Jude Bennett, and Rathlin ferry skipper Michael Cecil. In the face of an international crisis can they really make a difference? The Crossing follows their dream.


Camera Departmentdirector of photography Ben Jones [2]
Camera Departmentdirector of photographySam Jones [1]
Director's Departmentdirector Ben Jones [2]
Director's Departmentco-directorSam Jones [1]
EditingeditorDeclan McCann
Producerexecutive producerMichael Beattie
Producerexecutive producerAlison Millar

Production companies

Erica Starling Productions [uk]