Winner, Best Eco-Adventure, XDance USA
Winner, Most Popular NZ Film, NZ International Film Festival
Winner, Best of Banff, Banff Mountain Film Festival
Winner, Best Editing, California Film Festivalâ€¨
Winner, Best Adventure Film, Cairns Adventure Film Festivalâ€¨
Winner, Special Jury Award, New Zealand Mountain Film Festival
This remarkable film uses the world’s most exciting adventures to address the world’s most crucial issues. Through the untold story of extreme sport pioneering (surfing, skiing and flying) and 45 years of stunning original footage, we are alerted to what was once 'normal' for our planet, how dramatically it has changed in one lifetime, and how the spirit of innovation can save it.
Subverting the usual style of documentary, this film inspires innovative solutions through entertainment as opposed to instruction. Beginning on a New Zealand sheep farm in the 1960s and concluding with the world’s most ambitious green energy project, the theme of ingenuity is propelled by captivating action and adventure.
Director/producer, Clive Neeson, is a man straddling two worlds. On the one hand, he and a handful of friends pioneered the New Zealand phenomenon of extreme sports. On the other, Neeson gained a Masters degree in physics under fusion energy pioneer, Bruce Liley, and innovated digital technologies, such as the world’s first climate monitoring machine.
In the extraordinary wilderness of New Zealand a maverick bunch of young daredevils began experimenting with something that would change the world of adventure travel. In 45 years of the most stunning original footage we join the original extreme sports pioneers like A.J. Hackett, in the true-life story of adrenaline seeking. Through the 60′s and 70′s we explore the road less traveled to discover virgin paradises that few ever knew of – before they tragically disappeared. Yet the very same pioneering spirit provides the answer to turning it all around.
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About the Film
- Release Date
- Adventure & Exploration, Award Winners, Skiing & Snowboarding and Surf and Sailing
- A.J. Hackett, Allan Byrne, Ton Deken, Kristin Boese, Sky Solbach, Dave Smithers and Jeff Campbell
- Clive Neeson
- Clive Neeson
- Download Filesize
- HD (16:9) 2.37 GB