ONE AND A HALF CANOES – EXPEDITION ACROSS THE TORRES STRAIT
52 minute feature documentary episode for Red Bull Media House ‘explorers adventures of the century’.
The last Aborigines to walk to Australia, crossed the Torres Strait land-bridge 6000 years ago.
No one has made that crossing since. One man is about to do it in one and a half canoes.
Zeb Walsh is a world champion paddle-boarder who lives for adventure-paddle. He has already distinguished himself from the rest of the worlds’ elite paddlers by leading the only team to ever cross Bass Strait – one of the planet’s most dangerous stretches of water. Having already paddled across Bass Strait with his bare hands – he will now complete the seemingly impossible; and cross the second sunken land bridge of Torres Strait. But its over 230km of paddling, camping & hunting – he can’t do it alone.
To attempt this paddle on a piece of fiberglass would not do this voyage justice. Our team will carve their own vessel from an appropriate tree in Papua New Guinea. Carve their own oars – and paddle their own canoe.
This is a once 200 generation adventure.
Field Producer: Mick Wilcomes
Director of Photography: Blake Copland
Editor: Blake Copland
Writer: George Opadchy
Camera crew: Blake Copland, Ben Raymond, Mick Wilcomes, Curtis Redden
Sound Recordist: Ash Den
Full feature doco to be aired on Red Bull TV in 2017.