Sydney to Hobart kayaker seeks filmmaker

Sydney to Hobart kayak adventurer and environmental campaigner Simeon Michaels is looking for a volunteer to film the journey
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Sydney to Hobart Kayak Trip
Filming Opportunity

Adventurer Simeon Michaels who is looking for a talented film-maker to join him on this adventure – paddling from Sydney to Hobart to raise awareness about a new pulp mill to be built in the Tamar Valley in Northern Tasmania, and to campaign for a Round Table on Sustainable Business.

Simeon left Sydney on January 2 and arrives in Eden today. He expects to finish the journey in mid-March but there is the Bass Straight to come!

Simeon is looking for someone to film and edit a series of short clips that can be uploaded and distributed through his website and youtube. There will be plenty of spectacular footage to capture and vital issues to discuss. A complete documentary is also a possibility. Legendary adventure film-maker Larry Grey is otherwise engaged over the net two months, but has expressed interest in helping out with a documentary once the footage is in the can. Filmmaker David Warth has also offered to help.

The ideal person would:
• Have their own equipment
• Have experience in all aspects of producing, filming and editing clips
• Have experience filming extreme outdoor, and if not, then be highly self-sufficient, enterprising and creative

Simeon can provide transport with his land-crew if required and will cover the cost of mini DV tapes and other filming requirements.

The benefits:
• Helping to make the world a better place
• An adventure
• Experience
• High exposure for your work
• Opportunity to work with experienced filmmakers

If that all sounds perfect to you, please get in touch with Simeon as soon as possible by calling 0415 045 867 or email

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.