Ocean to Sky is a multi-award winning Australian film that will premiere just one night on Mount Vic Flicks on Monday June 21 at 7:30 pm in the presence of director Michael Dillon.
In 1953, the same year that Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Everest, he invented a new type of ship in his native New Zealand: the jet boat.
On these boats, Hilary, the first man to climb the largest Himalayas, was also trying to be the first to climb the largest river in the Himalayas, the Ganges.
It was shortly after the tragic death of his wife and his youngest daughter in a plane crash. And Hilary, severely depressed, had hoped this would be a healing journey.
But just as India weaves healing magic, Free Guy full movie Hillary’s life is in great danger and his son and close friends try to save him.
The film awards include: Grand Prize of the Mindi Film Festival, Bilbao, Spain 2020; Winner of the International Travel Film Festival, Moscow, 2020; Best Australian Documentary Film, Melbourne Documentary Festival 2020; Best Australian Director, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2020.
The film has local relevance, as director Michael Dillon spent most of his youth on weekend adventures in the Blue Mountains as an explorer and collaborator with the Duke of Edinburgh (he was the first Australian to receive the Gold Award from the Duke of Edinburgh). He did a lot of rock climbing at The Three Sisters, explored canyons and went biking in the area, and his only injury was a fall from his bike as he was coming down Victoria Pass.
He made his first film with his friend Russell Brown, a former Meadow Bath resident. Dillon on camera and Brown on sound documented one of the first trips to the Annapurna region of Nepal, in 1972, and sold their film to BBC Television.
Dillon’s career in the film industry began at the age of twelve when he made his first film, History of the Earth.Using Derwent’s pencils on a long strip of paper, he passed it frame by frame through a film that he had made with his meccano team.
A decade later, he bought a real Skippy the bush Kangaroo camera (from the production company, not a kangaroo) and went to the Himalayas to make the aforementioned movie, A Trek in the Himalayas. This movie made her choose to portray Hillary’s journey from the ocean to the sky.
He became the official director of Sir Edmund Hillary, with whom he made six documentaries, including National Geographic’s “Back on Everest.”
The selection process is being organized to raise funds for water supply projects in the Nepalese villages of Belmanj and Forzi.