The Bothy Project

The experience of four artists exploring the Sheneval bothy, woven into a beautiful short film.
from The Bothy Project, shot by James France



Jen Randall


Alex Messenger


Natasha Brooks, Claire Carter, Tessa Lyons, Jen Randall


BMC TV, Lowe Alpine

Running time

11 minutes

Country / Nationality


Our Judges say:

An unusual, beautifully shot film which takes a different view of adventure. Slow paced, no adrenaline here... just peace, beauty, art, music and inspiration.

Hayley Lever Women in adventure judge

Three female artists and writers reach a far flung bothy. Delightfully entertaining, beautiful and above all real. A singularly well put together short film, you will love it.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

The Bothy Project is about exploring the wilds on your own terms, in your own style. Artists Tessa Lyons, Natasha Brooks and writer Claire Carter take themselves into the vast emptiness of the Sheneval bothy in the Scottish Northwest to let go and unravel. A run, a hike, a swim; a painting, a poem, an animation. Each woman’s experience is woven into this beautiful short film by Jen Randall, Light Shed Pictures. Commissioned by BMC TV and supported by Lowe Alpine.