Last night, Mrs. Narc and I had the pleasure of watching “The Australia Project”, a BSProductions film. It follows the adventures of Matt Segal, Rob D’Anastasio, Emily Harrington and Brian Solano as they tour around Australia in the summer of 2004. Guest appearances are also made by James Litz, Randy Puro and Brian Capps. Areas like The Grampians, Nowra, Bungonia Gorge, Point Perpendicular and Armidale provide a perfect canvas for the differing styles of all these climbers.
Of all the movies I have reviewed lately (Spray, MVM Vol. 2, Dr. Topo DVD), I would have to say that “The Australia Project” is definitely my favorite. It has great rock, cool problems and a diverse group of climbers that keep things interesting the entire movie. If you liked the small feature on The Grampians that was in the extras of Dosage 3, you will most definitely like this full length feature.
Usually when I watch a movie of the “climbing porn” variety with Mrs. Narc she is easily bored, but not so with “The Australia Project”. Here is what she had to say:
I really enjoyed the DVD. Both the climbing and the commentary were enjoyable, though I could have done without the Joe Kinder intro, the superfluous screaming and the animal harassment – I’m not a fan of “bowling for wallabies”!
With this movie being a bit older, the major bonus for you is that you can now get your own copy of “The Australia Project” for only $10 plus shipping. Check out the official BSProductions blog for more details.