Australia, 85 minutes, 2013
Directed by Julian Harvey
Screening: Arctic Adventures Show, Mon Feb 10 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm) - North American Premiere Rio Theatre (N.B. 19+ adults only!) MAP
Two adventurers attempt to drag their home-made kayaks more than one thousand kilometres across a remote island in the arctic.
A feature documentary following two young Australians, as they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. The pair attempted to drag their home-made kayaks more than one thousand kilometres across a remote island in the arctic. Equal parts rock n' roll and youthful exuberance, resulting in disaster. They battled freezing temperatures, knee-deep mud, razor-sharp rocks, got chased by wolves and hid from polar bears.
Edited from a hundred hours of stunning high definition footage shot by the pair, 'The Crossing' is an insight into the minds of two young adventurers biting off far more than they can chew. This story is an antidote to a world of instant gratification, showing that you can achieve anything - but sometimes there ain't no easy way.
No stranger to adventure, director Julian Harvey has tagged four of the “Seven Summits”, including a five-week expedition to establishing a new climbing route on Antarctica’s highest
peak, Mount Vinson. His passion for adventure has given him a unique insight into telling this story.
Julian’s main passion these days, film, has seen him produce and direct in some of the most remote places on the planet. He now makes up one half of Distracted Media with his long time collaborator, Enzo Tedeschi.