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Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Trek: Aurora Australis -Film

Dir. by Louie Fisher.  Music by Will Chiles

The film is based on Douglas Mawson’s incredible 1912 solo trek in Antarctica. An amazing story of how, after losing his supplies and two friends to the ice, poetry and persistence kept a starving and exhausted man walking 100 miles across the harshest place on Earth.

Directed by Louie Fisher who also did sound, camera, special effects, editing, and co-wrote the script. I wrote and performed the music, produced and co-wrote the script.

(“Winter Mountain” written and performed by Inge Chiles.)

We made this film over eight months in rural Wisconsin (Pepin County) for $80.

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