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
simeon.michaels@bigpond.com

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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.