We’re big Beau-heads over here at We Are Explorers. Go figure – the man loves storytelling, cooking up adventure on the back of a coaster, and any Beau-powered mode of transport he can get his calloused hands on.


Beau Miles is touring Australia starting next month and we couldn’t be more frothy about it. In fact, We Are Explorers will have a stall at the screenings, staffed by WAE contributors from around the country, so come and say hi!

Beau’s events are Secret Screenings which will see unreleased films hit cinemas for a bit of good ol’ audience feedback. There’ll be a Q&A with Beau on stage and an insight into the behind the scenes world of adventure filmmaking.

In honour of the event, I (digitally) went around the WAE office and asked everyone to share their favourite Beau Miles film and why.

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Run The Line

Sian Brain – Digital Campaign Lord

Run The Line was my first introduction to Beau Miles. Living in the Northern Rivers this one was very relatable, there’s an old train line that crosses through farmland, disappears deep into the rainforests and then pops out every now and then to cross a road with its rickety wooden legs.

I’ve always thought it would be exciting to explore the line, then Beau went and ran 43km along a hidden railway line near his home, and I was satisfied. That’s the thing about Beau, the adventures we think about fleetingly, he does.


Oddball Tennis

Jack Brookes – Social Media Guru

How do you choose a favourite? It’s hard to single out one of my top adventure films, so I landed on Oddball Tennis purely for its unique simplicity.

It’s one of those ideas that you would talk about with your mates, laugh about how funny it would be, find no reason not to, and never do it. It’s just good, wholesome, ridiculous fun. And Beau captures it in a way that makes you want to jump in the car and tour the courts with him and the boys.


A Mile an Hour

Amy Fairall – News & Features Operations & Logistics Lead

I see A Mile an Hour as one of Beau’s most iconic adventures. 

Not because of the mile-long laps he runs around his block equate to a marathon over 24 hours (running, shmunning!), but because of all the odd jobs and finicky tasks he gets done in between. 

Of course, in true Beau fashion, he makes a table and two wooden paddles over the course of the day. But my fave moment is when he simply hangs a picture in his house. 

‘Been meaning to do that for two years!’, he exclaims. ‘Ten minute job, awesome.’

How bloody relatable. Maybe Beau isn’t so different from us after all.



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Roundabout Theory

Anna Wall – Senior Campaigns Soothsayer

From making hay bales to snow kayaking, Beau’s 12 Days of Newness series is rife with absurdity, following him as he tries 12 things he’s never done before (This is 12 films Anna! – Ed).

On day four Beau embarks on a treasure hunt of the strangest variety, exploring Canberra’s (apparently plentiful) roundabouts in search of ‘treasure’ to fund a date with his wife.

As a kid, I had a weird obsession with roundabouts – so much so that I had a goal to one day live on a roundabout – one of the good ones with grass and trees and stuff, obviously. I dream big, I know.

So, when I heard about Beau’s roundabout theory – that due to centrifugal force, roundabouts must be home to a great loot of treasure that’s fallen from cars – it struck close to home. Finally someone saw what 8-year-old Anna did in these ’river bends of gold’.

‘A man can’t be doing this all day for five cents, two Allen keys, a nice spring, and a nice bolt’, Beau says – does he strike gold for Helen? I won’t spoil the ending.

While it might be a stretch to call this an ‘adventure’ the sheer ridiculousness of it sums up exactly what we all love about Beau – his hilariously outlandish outlook and enthusiasm for life gives us all the belly laughs (and inspo) we need.


Run The Rock

Henry Brydon – Chief Ideation Officer, Sales Lead (AKA ‘The Closer’), Karen from HR, Dad

Picking a favourite Beau Miles film is like picking a favourite child, it’s pretty much impossible, but hold a gun to the head and there’s always one.

Alright alright, I love Run the Rock because it perfectly embodies why I enjoy Beau’s films. He makes an adventure out of something utterly ludicrous – like running a half marathon with a rock and a wheelbarrow – and brings it to life with his trademark wit. 

It’s hard not to watch this film and start eyeing up the potential for adventure in a world around us that is brimming with possibility.

My favourite quote: ‘I genuinely love doing things that some of us think, but not many of us do. It feels kind of special or secretive. As if I’m Batman or Banksy’.


The Commute & The Human Bean

Tim Ashelford – Sentence Optimiser & Keeper of the Puns

Now I don’t want to flex on everyone (yes I do), but I’ve known about Beau for a fair while. Not through any skill of my own mind you, he landed in my inbox a few years ago, with an ARTICLE.

Yep, back when Beau was first making and promoting these things he reached out to write about why he walked 90km to work, and we couldn’t publish it quickly enough. He’s a bit of a wordsmith too, it turns out.

Anyway, that’s why to this day The Commute is one of my favourites, it’s classic Beau Miles and it blows my mind that it was only two years ago that I first saw the story brought to life.



That being said, I also have a soft spot for The Human Bean, not just because the title is *chefs kiss* perfection, but because it is utterly mad. I don’t know anyone else who can eat such boring, dull, and repetitive meals with such passion and the sheer pleasure of seeing him run an ultramarathon at the end of 191 beans (and only beans) was a sight to behold.


See you at the screenings?

As you can tell, we’re pretty amped – but in our honest opinion, you’d be mad not to be! The man has range and he’s really just getting started on his journey to teach us that with a bit of imagination, adventures don’t have to be far from home.

Beau’s films have always had environmental aspects to them, but he’s recently doubled-down with projects like Bad River – the first film from the series saw him kayak down Australia’s most polluted river, the Cook’s River, in south western Sydney, to highlight how quickly we’ve changed or even erased natural parts of the landscape.

We’re expecting more of this good message in his upcoming films but how’s he going to tackle it? Couldn’t tell ya, the screenings are secret.

Grab your tickets now and we’ll see you there!