In 2020 the world changed forever. The challenges of social distancing, self-isolation and lockdowns were tough for us all.
Australia, by virtue of its isolation and vast spaces, has been spared the worst effects of the pandemic, while most global communities still wrestle with the impact of Covid-19.
As a result of Australian Ultra Runner Pat Farmer’s vision, 8 of the worlds best runners come together to run 1000 miles casting a message of hope.
There are few experiences in life that can transform a person more than entering the ocean. From the moment
a child sets foot in the water through to an adult submerging themselves, the experience is transformative, even
in some cases life changing. These are some of those stories.
My film follows the FreeSwim journey of wahine (woman) Ally Davey as she takes on 70km of open ocean around the stunning Coromandel coastline over three days to bring awareness to the protection of New Zealand’s oceans.
It does more than encapsulate stunning vistas and highlight the extraordinary New Zealand environment, but inspires people to be aware of the natural beauty that surrounds them and to protect it before it is too late. It’s an inspirational film, not an activist film. It highlights the wonder of exploration and the intrinsic benefits of getting wet and looking below the surface, championing endurance of the human spirit.
Moana Waiwai translates to Big Ocean, filmed in February and March of 2020 in the remote Northern Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand’s North Island.
Through the eyes and team of Australian cycling journalist and author Rupert Guinness, the Virtual Race Across America delivers over 4,500km’s and 73,000 mtrs of climbing in World’s First & Largest Virtual Ultra Cycling Event, VRAAM.
Come on a journey like never before, witnessing the highs and lows of taking on such an incredible challenge on a stationery bike.
20 hours a day for 12 days straight, Rupert will be joined by riders from over 30 countries who will also tackle VRAAM from the relative comfort of their living rooms, garages and pain caves.
Why do this? Quite simply to give people hope all over the world in extraordinary times.
Over 600 everyday athletes came together and competed in the country’s first ever functional fitness festival. Jervis Bay, NSW is home to The Bay Games, a two-day event that pushes these weekend warriors to their limits and beyond. Our cameras where there.