- Roland Handel
In February 2015 a group of adventures left for Tasmania on a next-level film-making mission. The team had film-making equipment, trad climbing gear, BASE rigs, drones and everything else needed. They had to carry it all on a challenging trek through pristine and mystical forest and up mountainous paths to reach their destination: Frenchman’s Cap.
It’s thought the first Europeans to ever set foot in this area were escaped convicts who canabalised each other to survive and it is a rugged environment indeed. Tasmania is an island of extremes; environmentally-minded activists keen to protect the natural beauty frequently facing off against logging and mining companies eager to plunder the natural bounty for short-term gain.
The film crew wanted to make a film set in this amazing landscape to remind people, even those who may not ever get the chance to visit of the importance of protecting these amazing places.
THE LORAX PROJECT was first released in 2017 to rave reviews around the world. In 2019, the film was released online.
The Lorax Project Awards
WINNER ‘Jury Award’ Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2019 (CAN)
WINNER Silver Edelweiss Award’ for Best Short Film – Torello Mountain Festival 2018 (ESP)
Official Selection – Bright Mountain Film Festival (AUS)
Official Selection – Cradle Mountain Film Festival 2018 (AUS)
Official Selection – NZ Mountain Film 2018
Official Selection – International Festival of Mountain Films 2018 (SK)
Official Selection – Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2018 (BUL)
Internationales Bergfilm-Festival Tegernsee 2018 (DE)
Les Ecrans de l’Aventure 2018 (FR)
Medzinarodneho Festivalu Horskych Filmov MFHF 2018 (SK)
Torello Film Festival 2018 (ESP)
BANFF Mountain Film Festival 2018 (CAN)
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival VIMFF 2010 (CAN)
MFHF 2019 (SK)
Wasatch Mountain Film Festival 2019 (USA)
“I know I’ll never see all the things I want to, so images, in print or in video, really provide me the opportunity to experience at least to some degree, many of the world’s natural wonders.” (More…)