We Are Explorers are over the moon to announce that our short film, LIMITLESS about the story of living legend Jezza Williams, has won the award for Best Film at the Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival over the weekend. Woohooooo! What an honour!
Filmed and produced by Hayden Griffiths and Henry Brydon, the film tells the incredible story of Jezza Williams, an all-time adventurer, C5 tetraplegic and founder of inclusive adventure and tourism company, Making Trax. Even better, Jezza was present at the festival to accept the award!
The Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival is the first independent international adventure film festival in Australia and boy was it a hit! The whole weekend was packed with inspiring, gob-smacking, tear-jerking, belly-aching films, from all around the world, plus plenty of local stories told by Aussie filmmakers.
LIMITLESS was up against 33 other phenomenal short films that saw people skiing down rooftops in Avoriaz France, paragliding over 8000m high peaks in Pakistan and creating new climbing routes in Eua Tonga.
Other award categories of the festival included Best Cinematography, awarded to 8000+, Most Inspiring Film, won by My Big White Thighs & Me and People’s Choice, awarded to Run The Line. It felt pretty special to be awarded alongside these astonishing films! Congrats to everyone who was selected too – over 300 films were submitted to the festival team.
We Are Explorers are stoked to be involved in such an incredible community-driven event that was jam-packed with adventure, extraordinary story-telling and a love for the great outdoors. We can’t wait to see this festival no-doubtedly flourish in the years to come.
LIMITLESS was made possible with support from Christchurch Tourism and Kathmandu. A massive thank you and congrats to everyone involved and cheers to Jezza for sharing your story with us!
Jezza does crucial and inspiring through Making Trax to make adventure and travel accessible to all. Check out Making Trax and show your support for this wonderful initiative.