‘Fluid Trails’ the film, is a collaboration of a few key people and brands. The concept was always to spin some yarns about the recreational opportunities of the National Park through the eyes of an expedition on singletrack and white water. I am proud to introduce the trailer to the film.
The full film will first screen an the NZ Mountain Film Festival in Wanaka late June before being uploaded for free to air access for all on a TBC platform.
For now enjoy the trailer and stay tuned for more content, gear reviews, route guide and blog coming soon.
‘Kahurangi translates to Treasured possession’ - Deane Parker
Kahurangi National Park is the 2nd largest national park in NZ with some of the most diverse and spectacular landscapes in the country. Free flowing pristine rivers tumble out of alpine tussock lands and temperate rainforest. Untouched wilderness is intersected by one of NZ's Great Walks, The Heaphy Track and the recently completed Old Ghost Road, at 85km the longest single track in the nation. Bordered on the south by one of the biggest volume rivers, The Buller. Running through the heart of Kahurangi is the Mokihinui, a swift flowing torrent hemmed in by a stunning granite canyon. The Aorere tumbles out of the mountains in the North through bands of limestone, emptying into the ocean at Golden Bay.
‘It was a really good challenge, especially with a bike on my boat.’ - Muel
Deane Parker- Pioneering rivers on the west coast is a way of life for Deane, packrafting as bikerafting was his evolution of adventure travel. For Deane the plan of this journey encompasses so many pockets of Deane’s past
Samuel ‘Muel’ Jones- still running rivers professionally along with many other outdoor leadership roles, Muel is the mountain man always taking one for the team and one paddle or pedal stroke in front.
Rose Green- Fresh from a summer of extreme tandem downhill in Europe, Rose is a talented rider with endurance to burn. A nurse and Mum when not adventuring.
“By considering your brand being involved in this project you will be supporting one of the most ambitious adventure film projects made in NZ in recent history. International exposure on large and small screens with high quality film production will ensure large viewership and high value return on investment”- Deane Parker, project manager.
We are looking for partners to help us to fund the polishing of the film (sound design and colour grading) for premiering at the NZ Mountain Film Festival, Wanaka at the end of June 2019. The online premiere will be hosted by a to be decided on platform immediately after the film festival screening.
“Kahurangi National Park is such a diverse place”. Rose Green
Following on from the success of the 'Waiau-toa Odyssey' which won the Best NZ Made Film at the 2017 NZ Mountain Film Festival, 'Team Odyssey' are ready to take on a bigger 'bikerafting' journey. The film will explore the freedom, peace and excitement that this novel mode of travel gives these weekend warriors as they take in the breathtaking scenery and challenges of the Kahurangi National Park in the remote north west corner of the South Island
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