Film Page

Several miscellaneous short films are featured on this page.

  • Kakadu with Speed
  • Fire Training
  • The Big Freeze

These films are a mixed bag of everything from touring in a hire car that knows no speed limit to the burning of a cabin during a fire training exercise to old-fashioned snow antics.

Kakadu with Speed

Back in the day when the Northern Territory had no speed limits, two intrepid backpackers went on a trip to Darwin. The best way to see Kakadu National Park, they thought, was to get a hire car and go flat out. They set out planning to hire a V8 Holden Statesman but the only car they were able to get was a 4-cylinder Toyota Corolla.

Unperturbed by this turn of events, they still took off with the accelerator pedal pushed to the floor and spent the next three days touring Kakadu and back. The car spent nearly the whole time with its little 4-cylinder motor ticking over at 5,500rpm at a maximum speed of 180km/hr.

Music Credits
Song Title: I’m the Urban Spaceman
Artist: Neil Innes amazon_buy


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Fire Training

This small film is of a fire training exercise held at a remote gold mine in Western Australia. A disused cabin was set alight and the newly formed fire-fighting team were given the chance to utilise the skills that they had learned during their training.

The film-makers would like to thank the Davyhurst fire fighting team for their permission to film the events of this exercise.

Music Credits
Song Title: Bombtrack
Artist: Rage Against the Machine
Album: Rage Against the Machine (1992) amazon_buy


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The Big Freeze

Every now and then the UK and Ireland gets cold enough to have snow during the Christmas period.

This particular year was dubbed The Big Freeze due to the sustained period of sub-zero temperatures and significant snowfall that was received.

Music Credits
Song Title: The Entertainer
Artist: Marvin Hamlisch
Album: The Sting (Soundtrack) (1998)


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