On his first tour of NZ, Beau Miles will present two brand new films: A Bloody Long Run & Dodgy Canoe Renovation. Both stories are irrelevant, meaningful and cinematic.
Who’s this Beau Miles character? Another bloody Aussie. YouTuber, author of The Backyard Adventurer, wannabe farmer and maker of stuff from other people's junk. He needs to shower more. Known for oddball storytelling that aims to make seemingly mundane or hair brained ideas into something that's enjoyable, challenging and insightful.
Tell me about this bloody long run? In December 2020, Beau Miles attempted to be the first person to run the 220km McMillans Walking track. A crude and overgrown track that was cut into the mountains 165 years earlier by mass-murdering pioneer Angus McMillan.
Why is the canoe renovation dodgy? Getting hold of a banged up old fleet canoe that hasn’t been used for 20 years, Beau gives himself 24 hours to give it a complete overhaul. In between, at the top of the hour, every hour, he sets off in gumboots to run a mile around his paddock.
The screenings: (please note different times on each day).
Monday 29th August: Starting at 7.30 pm and running for roughly two hours (including intermission) the night will consist of the films, an unhinged talk and Q&A. With doors opening at 7.00pm.
Tuesday 30th August: Starting at 7pm and running for roughly two hours (including intermission) the night will consist of the films, an unhinged talk and Q&A. With doors opening at 6.30pm.
Venue: Further Faster, 57A Buchan St Sydenham Christchurch
Charity Running Event: We're hosting a 'Get Lost with Beau around Christchurch' silent auction! All proceeds will go to a charity of Further Faster's choice. The 90 minute morning run & coffee will be held on Wednesday 31st (starting at 6am). More information will be provided closer to the event, but come ready to bid for your chance to run with Beau for a good cause (multiple run spots will be available).
Tickets: $17-$25 +BF via eventbrite Limited numbers so get in there!