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RUNNATION FILM FESTIVAL 2021/2022
2021 marks the seventh year of the RunNation Film Festival. The festival is an original, inspiring event that has been attended by running celebrities, thousands of runners and non-runners around Australia, New Zealand & many parts of the world. We receive film submissions from Australia & across the globe and curate it into an incredible two-hour screening. It is not just about running; It is about the celebration of the human spirit, using running as a medium of storytelling.
Featuring seven films:
RUNNING ISN’T CANCELLED
RT: 5 min |Protagonist: Tyrone Alomia, Hector Espinal, Jason Suarez and Manny Rodriguez |Dir: Ben Clark | United States
We are excited to introduce the Pansa Boyz. Born and raised in New York, these heavyweight personalities celebrate inclusiveness in the NYC running community. Last year, like many of us, they were on a mission to race in Ragnar. Then, COVID-19 happened, impacting the team's health and testing the team's ability to stay connected.
This short film is an inspired journey where "Social distancing does not mean running is cancelled."
PEAK OF POSSIBILITY
RT: 21 min | Protagonist: Tanya Bottomley |Director: Ben Wallbank| New Zealand
A film from a grassroots New Zealand filmmaker shares the intimate and challenging story of Tanya Bottomley, her past in a domestic violence relationship and the discovery of ultramarathons as her saviour.
In December 2020 Tanya becomes the first person ever to attempt a non-stop, 24-hour repeat of Wanaka's Roy's Peak to see what she's capable of and to inspire all of us that we can dream big.
RT: 16 min |Protagonist: Katie Visco and Henley Phillips |Prod: Yellow Tent Nomads | Australia
In 2019, in pursuit of a life-long dream, American ultrarunner, Katie Visco, sets off on foot across Australia with her husband, Henley Phillips, as support on a bicycle. Starting out on the coast in Darwin, Northern Territory, the couple runs and bicycles 2,112 miles through some of the most formidable and harsh environments on the planet to reach the coast in Adelaide, South Australia. What begins as a way for Visco to push her own limits ultimately becomes a story of togetherness as the two support each other through thick and thin, sand and wind, flies and heat under the unrelenting Outback sun. The journey is one that highlights the absolute best of the human spirit.
RUN AROUND THE WORLD EPISODE 11
Runtime: 13 minutes | Protagonist: Bryon Powell, Knox Robinson, Sabrina Stanley |Dir: Ben Clark | United States
Wild antelope, buffalo and trout run free in Vermejo- a landscape preserving secrets that readily reveal themselves to travellers on foot. In Run Around the World Season 2, Episode 11, Bryon Powell, Knox Robinson and Sabrina Stanley explore the history and unique landscape of the 560,000-acre preserve. In one week and over a 30-mile Ultra Marathon run they witness why it has and will remain one of the last untouched regions of the West.
MUDDIEST KNOW TIME
RT: 4.15 min | Protagonist: Milly Young | Dir: Alex Clapin | Australia
This is the story of one woman’s attempt to run 100 miles through remote Southwest Tasmania.
Milly Young took up running in 2020 amid the COVID 19 pandemic lockdowns and incredibly, only 8 months later, embarked upon an adventure that would provide the ultimate test.
Muddiest Know Time follows Milly’s journey deep into the Southwest wilderness and shows what can be achieved with a sprinkle of creativity, a big heart, and a strong spirit.
OUR CONNECTION TO BLUE MOUNTAINS
RT: 14 min.31 sec | Protagonist: Brendan Davies, David King | Dir: Jamie Trimmer | Australia | Photo Credit: Carlos Carrion
Featuring Brendan Davies and David King, both locals, the film explores their deep connection with the Blue Mountains.
The Blue Mountains are known for their dramatic scenery, rugged sandstone tablelands, wilderness, valleys, waterfalls, and rainforests. Brendan is a professional trail runner and explores countless areas through running. He starts to prepare for Ultra-Trail Australia 100km and also, the career transition to an outdoor adventure guide. David King, a Gundungurra man, has indigenous ancestors that have lived in the mountains for thousands of years. David continues to educate people on his past, the mountains, environmental activities, and through Swamp Care.
RT: 30 min | Protagonist: John Kelly, Damian Hall, Mike Hartley, Martin Stone, Nicki Lygo, Matt Neale, Nicky Spinks |Dirs: Ellie Green and Matt Green | United Kingdom
Totally FKT is a documentary centred around two ultra-running attempts on the Pennine Way fastest known time (FKT). After 31 years the record is finally broken on this notorious long-distance trail in Britain. Features athletes John Kelly and Damian Hall with their dedicated crews and pacers as they take on the most challenging task of their sporting careers to date.