Our feature-length documentary 'The Rally' first premiered on the National Geographic channel in May 2015. Check out their website for more screening dates: www.natgeotv.com.au/tv/the-rally
Since 2012 we've been taking care of production for a Cancer Council fundraiser called Shitbox Rally. Back then there were two people on crew, filming every day and editing every night. It was crazy. The following year we had a few extra helpers. The year after that we aimed for the stars and made a feature-length documentary! In the pre-production process, National Geographic became interested in what we were making. When the 2014 rally was done and dusted, we met up with them in Sydney, showed them some footage and they agreed to finish it off. And boom!! 8mths later, we had a 90min feature-length documentary making its world premiere on the National Geographic People channel.
Shitbox Rally 2014 saw over 500 people travel across Australia from Perth to Darwin in 7 days, in cars worth less than $1000, all in the name of charity. Sounds crazy right? Well it is. And that's why we made a film about it. That route was by far the most challenging and longest ever attempted; 4,250kms from Perth to Darwin via the Kimberley and Gibb River Road. The documentary follows some feature teams through their journey and the story behind rally founder and director, James Freeman.
Producer: Luisa Mirabilio and Richard Mayer
Executive Producer: James Freeman
Camera operators: Cam Suttie, Luisa Mirabilio and Simon Koloadin
Editor: Joel Noble
Aerial production sponsor: Coptercam
Photographer: Jarrad Seng
For more on Shitbox Rally visit their website, www.shitboxrally.com.au