Australian Adventure Documentary – The Past and Present

 

OZDOX- THE AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY FORUM
in association with ADG and AFTRS presents:

 OzDox – The History of Australian Adventure Documentary



























* OPENING PRESENTATION OF EARLY ADVENTURE FILMMAKERS  & FILMS

* PANEL DISCUSSION WITH SOME OF THE NEW ADVENTURE FILMMAKERS  

WHEN: Wednesday 14 May, 2014
TIME: 6.00pm arrival for 6.30pm start
WHERE: AFTRS Theatre
Entertainment Quarter, 130 Bent St, Moore Park NSW
Map: http://www.aftrs.edu.au/about/contact-us/sydney.aspx
ENTRY: Suggested donation $7
RSVP not required, but be early to ensure your seat.
This event is open to the public.
Parking fees discounted after 6pm.

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PRESENTATION:
“WHO WERE THE TRAILBLAZERS OF AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY?”
SOME ARE VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN BUT MOST ARE HOUSEHOLD NAMES AND COVER BUSH & WORLD SAFARIS,
POLAR EXPLORATION, EARLY SURFING & UNDERWATER SCENE, ETC. HEAR THIS UPLIFTING HISTORY
ABOUT DRIVEN PEOPLE DOING EXTAORDINARY THINGS.
PANEL DISCUSSION:
“WHO ARE THE NEW PIONEERS OF AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY?”
SEE CLIPS OF THEIR WORK AND HEAR HOW THEY BECAME FILMMAKERS,
THE MOTIVATION BEHIND THEIR WORK, ETC.

PANELLISTS:
MICHAEL DILLON “Beyond Everest”
MARCUS GILLEZEAU “Storm Surfers 3D”
JEN PEERDOM “Miracle on Everest’
JUSTIN JONES “Crossing the Ice”
JULIAN HARVEY & CLARK CARTER “The Crossing”

More about the panel:

MICHAEL DILLON
One of Australia’s leading cinematographers and makers of adventure and exploration
documentaries, having won more awards in this field than any other individual worldwide.
He has made five adventure documentaries with Sir Edmund Hilary, the conqueror of Everest,
and his latest “Beyond Everest” about Sir Edmund Hilary’s ongoing work with the Sherpa
people of Everest has won five international awards.
MARCUS GILLEZEAU
AACTA and Emmy Award winning filmmaker, executive producer and entrepreneur
Marcus Gillezeau is the CEO of firelight Productions, a Sydney based film and TV
company specializing in all-media, documentary and 3D production.
Marcus has over 20 years experience in the film & TV industry.
He mastered cross platform delivery and promotion techniques with the
tele-feature “Scorched” and applied same to his latest adventure documentary,
the multi-award winning “Storm Surfers- 3D”.
JEN PEEDOM
Drawn to exploring the human condition in extreme conditions, Jen Peedom has
succeeded in directing a number of award winning documentaries, among
them “Solo”,  “Living the End”, “Life” series, “Miracle on Everest”
and “Race Around Oz” picking up several directing awards along the way.
In 2003 while working as Managing Director of IF Magazine, she was awarded
NSW Young Businesswoman of the Year. Jen Peerdom is recognised as one of Australia’s
top Adventure filmmakers.
JUSTIN JONES
Part of the Cas and Jonsey filmmaking team, two Aussie Explorers constantly pushing
the boundaries of human endurance.  First, paddling 3300km without assistance across
the Tasman Sea from Australia to NZ as seen in their documentary “Crossing the Ditch” .
Then in 2012, they made history by completing the longest unsupported polar
expeditions of all time, walking/skiing from the edge of Antarctica to the
South Pole and back, a voyage of 2275km as shown in their latest film,
“Crossing the Ice”.
JULIAN HARVEY & CLARK CARTER
No stranger to adventure, director Julian Harvey has tagged four of the “Seven Summits”
including a five week expedition in establishing a new climbing route of Antarctica’s
highest peak, Mount Vinson. His credits include the award winning feature “The Tunnel”
and the adventure feature documentary “The Crossing” Of the latter, his passion for
adventure has given him a unique insight into telling this story.
Adventurer CLARK CARTER is a member of the prestigious Explorers Club and is passionate
about two things – adventure & filmmaking.
Along with fellow adventurer Chris Bray, he set out to cross 1100kms of Arctic wilderness
that is Victoria Island, unsupported – the focus of the adventure documentary
“The Crossing”.