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Skeleton is a head-first, full-throttle slide down a winding, icy track. It’s one of the most dangerous and demanding sports there is. And, for four fearless young women from Australia’s beaches, it’s their unexpected chance at Olympic glory. Even though they’ll work together to qualify for the Games, in the end, only one will be selected to compete. Handpicked for the challenge, science is now pushing them to new extremes. This exhilarating documentary follows the fate of the team - the athletes, manager and coach - as they hurtle towards the 2006 Torino Winter Games, tracking both the scientific juggernaut and the all-too-human drama.

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Andrea Ulbrick
Andrea Ulbrick
Sally Regan
Executive Producers
Penny Robins
Dir. of Photography
Simon Smith


Tara Morice (narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
Art and culture, History and national identity
Production Company
Film Australia Limited

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Banff World Television Festival