The Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) is the oldest and toughest long-distance trail in the country. 655km long, it follows the ridge-line of the Great Dividing Range from Melbourne to Canberra, leading adventurers through some of the most harsh, remote, and breathtaking wilderness on the continent. This is the story of two friends setting out to run the AAWT – a feat only ever achieved a handful of times – to rediscover and share their own connection to nature.
Embark on an unforgettable journey with these two run-of-the-mill Sydney-siders as they explore the stunning and uncharted beauty of Australia’s most unforgiving terrain. Through their 16-day adventure, Matt and Giles fight through setbacks and adversity – showing their audience the incredible power of connecting to nature, and inspiring them to step outside and attempt the same.
This is a story unlike any we have seen before in Australia – but may be just what we need to ignite a conversation that leads to real change.
The heart of this film is the blossoming friendship between Matt, a seasoned marathon runner, and Giles, a determined newcomer to trail running, as they push themselves to their limits. Having met only a handful of times, the friends are united in a love for the wilderness and their desire to share that with the world.
This film captures their journey through the Australian alpine wilderness, as they overcome their own breaking bodies and other setbacks in search of their “why”. The cinematography showcases the grandeur of the landscape with wide-angle and aerial shots, and the use of GoPro cameras provides an immersive perspective of their physical struggles. The flowing editing style keeps the focus on their emotional journey as they overcome their physical challenges and delight in the wilderness they traverse. The result is an immersive and impactful viewing experience that highlights the power of connection – to nature and each other – and inspires the watcher to head outdoors.
DURATION: 25 MINUTES
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