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In 2001, one of the world's most accomplished climbers and adventurers, Jon Muir, began a 2,500 kilometre odyssey to cross Australia from the south to the north coast on foot. For 128 days, Jon and his dog Seraphine, survived entirely off the land - hunting and gathering along the way. Jon was taxed to the limit physically and emotionally. Often close to despair, he drew on his instinct for survival, his deep understanding of the land and his remarkable inner strength.

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Ian Darling  Jon Muir
Jon Muir  Ian Darling
Ian Darling  Jon Muir
Executive Producers
Philippa Bateman  Mitchell Block  James Hersov
Sally Fryer

Production Details

Production Completion
Production Company
Shark Island Productions Pty Ltd


Australian Sales
Ian Darling
International Sales
Direct Cinema

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • London Australian Film Festival
  • Heartland Film Festival
  • Columbus International Film & Video Festival
  • San Francisco Documentary Film Festival
  • Taos Mountain Film Festival
  • Mezinárodn˘ Festival Horsk˘ch Filmov
  • Kendal Mountain Film Festival
  • Trento International Festival Of Mountain and Exploration Films
  • International Festival of Mountain and Adventure Films
  • Heartland Film Festival
  • Graz Mountain Film Festival
  • Dundee Mountain Film Festival
  • Banff Festival of Mountain Films