Incredible footage from ordinary Australians captured the ferocity of the bushfires that raged across the country this summer. These videos have been viewed tens of millions of times across the world, but who filmed them and how did their stories end? A team of reporters and producers fanned out across the country to track down the people who found themselves in the centre of the firestorms. What emerges are incredible stories of survival, bravery and heartbreak.
We’re comparing the new Auckland city, population 1.4 million, with Perth, Australia; a city similar to Auckland in both size and crime issues. Alcohol, theft and disorder are these city’s big problems. San Francisco, USA; a city with a more extreme crime scene, dominated by the drug trade, gangs and high numbers of homeless people. In this episode it’s 8pm to 2am. We’re examining alcohol, drugs and disorder.
Nature’s Keepers features stunning high definition shots of 40+ distinct environments – coral reefs, tropical forests, marshlands, savannah, mangroves and more. Exploring our planet’s greatest natural treasures, it clearly demonstrates the very real threats to precious places and endangered. Encouragingly it also outlines amazingly high tech preservation schemes and profiles the passionate ‘guardians’ committed to preserving them.
Pro boxer Frank Lo Porto dreams of becoming the first Italian/Australian world champion in fifty years, and when current undefeated champion Austin Trout offers him a chance to fight for the title at short notice, Frank jumps at the chance. Facing an uphill battle to be ready in time, Frank undertakes a gruelling training regime that tests his mental, physical and emotional boundaries. But Frank is destroyed in the fight and returns home a broken, shattered man.
A light-fingered teen living in industrial suburbia struggles in the shadow of his Mother's desperate need for an organ donor. When he skips school to take a job at a second hand car yard he soon uncovers a front for a local crime syndicate. Convinced he can buy his Mother a second chance at life, he schemes to pinch a large drug haul, but soon discovers life sinking from naive penny pinching to the abyss of major crime.
Meal Tickets is a coming of age roc-doc filmed over ten years about the lives of high school band mates and their roadie who dedicate their twenties to seeking success in the music industry. Australian filmmaker, Mat de Koning, filmed 700 hours of footage of his best friends to give this no holds barred look at being a rock'n'roller in an age where the Internet and social media changed the game.
Two brothers are on a long journey across New South Wales, Australia in 1939. Travelling on foot, they trying to reach the city of Melbourne to start their own business. However, a series of events on the road lead them to the township of Riverton, where the brother's loyalty to each other is challenged when new dreams are discovered.
A feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community.