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Jennifer Peedom, David Michôd

11. siječnja 2007. godine Andrew McAuley započeo je svoj 1600 km dug put prema naslovu prvog čovjeka koji je od Australije do Novog Zelanda u kajaku preveslao jedan od najopasnijih i najpustijih oceana na Zemlji. Trideset dana kasnije, pomorska straža Novog Zelanda primila je njegov poziv u pomoć. Nakon što je preživio mjesec dana strašnih nevolja i muka na moru, boreći se s ogromnim valovima i strašnim olujama, McAuley je poginuo, samo jedan dan prije kraja svojeg putovanja. Njegovo tijelo nikada nije pronađeno, ali materijal koji je snimio jest. Taj materijal čini osnovu dirljivog i samoanalitičkog portreta ovog složenog čovjeka, njegove obitelji, ljudi koji su ga podupirali te njegova nastojanja da postigne nemoguće.

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Jennifer Peedom

Jen Peedom is a BAFTA nominated director, well known for her gripping, intimate portraits of people in extreme circumstances. Her credits include the internationally renowned documentaries Sherpa, Miracle On Everest, Living The End and Solo, which played in the Official Selection of major documentary festivals including IDFA and Sheffield and won numerous awards including an AFI for Best Documentary.

David Michôd

David Michôd wrote three shorts that screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008 – ‘I Love Sarah Jane’, ‘Spider’ and ‘Crossbow’. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and Victorian College of the Arts School of Film & Television and was editor of Australia’s leading industry/filmmaker magazine, Inside Film (IF).

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Solo

Australia
2008, 52', color, video

Directed by:
Jennifer Peedom, David Michôd

Screenplay by:
David Michod, Chris Thorburn

Cinematography:
Jonathan Biggins, Simon Higgins, Helen Barrow

Edited by:
Mark Fox, Scott Gray

Music:
Lisa Gerrard

Producers:
Jen Peedom, Chris Hilton

Produced by:
Essential Media & Entertainment