In Cinemas April 24

Coarse Language

Film synopsis

The Crossing’ is a feature documentary following two young Australians, Clark Carter and Chris Bray as they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. The pair attempted to drag their home-made kayaks more than one thousand kilometres across a remote island in the Arctic.

Their story is equal parts rock n’ roll and youthful exuberance,resulting in disaster!

They battled freezing temperatures, knee-deep mud, razor sharp rocks, got chased by wolves and hid from polar bears until finally being forced to admit their dream was over.

After 58 days alone in the wilderness, they had covered only a third of the distance. Unable to let go of their dream, three years later Clark and Chris confidently returned to finish the job.

They were a little older, wiser and thought they knew what to expect from the island.

They re-designed and re-built a custom cart to carry the five hundred kilograms off food and equipment needed to survive a hundred days in the Arctic. After a positive start, things yet again take a turn for the worse. The duo soon realised the island isn’t going to let them across without a fight.

Edited from more than a hundred hours of stunning high definition footage shot by Clark Carter and Chris Bray, ‘The Crossing’ is an insight into the minds of two young adventurers biting off far more than they can chew.

This story is an antidote to a world of instant gratification, showing that you can achieve anything -but sometimes there ain’t no easy way.

Running time

85 minutes

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Clark Carter
Chris Bray


Julian Harvey


Clark Carter


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