The ultimate Aussie adventure is about to take flight.
Motorkite Dreaming is a new feature film that follows two amateur daredevils who take a 4000km journey across Outback Australia in second-hand microlights – essentially hang-gliders with lawn mower engines. Along the way, they pass through 20 Aboriginal language nations, learning from these remote communities about the oldest living culture on Earth.
The adventurers discover a country few of us ever visit – our own. This is a bird’s-eye view of our most remote and beautiful places, and a unique insight into the oldest living culture on earth.
The documentary will tour Australia throughout August, hitting screens across SA, VIC, NSW and QLD. Audiences will have the opportunity to meet the adventurers from the film at these special Q&A screenings: director Charlie Hill-Smith, Aboriginal rock and roll royalty Carroll Karpany, microlight pilot Daryl Clarke and his partner Elsie Clarke.
The film follows Daryl and his co-pilot Aidan Glasby in the air, while on the ground fiancées’ Elsie and Lexi Keneally take big risks driving the fuel supplies needed for such a crazy adventure. Their dream is to pull off a daring feat no one has attempted before. Flying from south to north across 4 deserts, the intrepid couples must navigate extreme conditions, crocodile-infested swamps, and their own fears.
Led by two Aboriginal guides, including Carroll Karpany (from the seminal indigenous rock band Us Mob), the flying circus heads deep into the spiritual heartland of Australia. Soaring over this remarkable land allows them to connect with a culture tens of thousands of years old.
Whether they are swooping low over Lake Eyre, or across the Great Sandy Desert, this film offers a perspective on Australia few can ever hope to see in their lifetime. And yet it’s all there at our doorstep.
Motorkite Dreaming delighted audiences at its premiere screenings in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra last month as one of just two Australian films selected for the Hot Docs at Palace Cinemas inaugural festival. The director and adventurers will be in attendance at the Adelaide premiere at Wallis Cinemas Piccadilly on August 11, followed by a national schedule of screenings which will allow audiences an opportunity to meet the filmmaker and adventurers, and learn more about this extraordinary adventure.
“Motorkite Dreaming is the perfect vehicle to take an audience deep into the beautiful bush of Aboriginal Australia. It’s a story that smells like an adventure, but one that takes audiences to places where they might open their eyes to a culture of mind-boggling complexity, beauty and humour.” Director Charlie Hill-Smith
MOTORKITE DREAMING releases nationally on August 11.
MOTORKITE DREAMING DATES:
Thursday 11 August Adelaide SA Wallis Cinemas Piccadilly
Friday 12 August Mount Barker SA Wallis Cinemas Mount Barker
Saturday 13 August Adelaide SA Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
Monday 15 August Brisbane QLD Palace Centro
Tuesday 16 August Byron NSW Byron Theatre
Wednesday 17 August Lismore NSW Event Cinemas
Thursday 18 August Sydney NSW Randwick Ritz
Saturday 20 August Newcastle NSW Tower Cinemas
Sunday 21 August Wollongong NSW Gala Cinema
Wednesday 24 August Melbourne VIC Lido Cinema
Friday 26 August Melbourne VIC Cameo Cinema
More screenings to be announced in the coming weeks.
For more details and tickets visit: http://www.motorkitedreaming.com