Lowest to Highest

Lowest to Highest

Starring Paul Pritchard, Duncan Meerding, Walter van Praag, Conrad Wansbrough, Daniel Kojta.
Directed by Matthew Newton.
Classification: E, 40 mins.
Official Site: http://rummin.com/lowest-highest/
Country: Australia.

Join us for the Premiere of the new Tasmanian Short Film ‘Lowest to Highest’ on May 24th at 6.30pm. A limited season of screenings of two Tasmanian shorts together: ‘Lowest to Highest’ + ‘Doing It Scared’ is a great opportunity to see heart-felt, Tasmanian film making.

LOWEST TO HIGHEST (28 minutes)
Through the boundless landscape of Australia, five friends attempt to be the first to cycle from the continent’s lowest point, Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre, a vast salt lake in the desert at 15 metres below sea level, to the highest point, the snow-capped summit of Mount Kosciuszko. The 2150km journey would be hard enough for anyone but Duncan is blind, Walter can’t breathe, Daniel can’t walk, Conrad can’t bend, and half of Paul’s body doesn’t work. What could possibly go wrong?

DOING IT SCARED (12 minutes)
British climber – now resident of Tasmania – Paul Pritchard, was one of the leading climbers and mountaineers of the 1980s and 1990s, renowned for his hard and extremely bold first ascents. In 1998 Paul was abseiling in to climb the Totem Pole in Tasmania when he dislodged a rock with his rope that hit him on the head, leaving him with a severe head injury that he was lucky to survive.
The aftermath of the accident left him with hemiplegia, which means he has little feeling or movement in the right side of this body. Despite this disability, Paul’s continued to live a life filled with adventure. Eighteen years later Paul returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

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