Surviving The Outback Trailer
I’m a huge fan of the TV show Survivor. I’ve often wondered what it would be like to compete on that show. When I have my doubts I realize that it’s a TV show…there are medics on standby, producers, a camera crew and most important, Jeff Probst. Then I start thinking I could compete because while it does show some challenges, I wouldn’t die. This is not the case for the documentary called Surviving The Outback.
In this documentary it’s just one guy, filming himself. If he slips and breaks his leg, he has a broken leg in the middle of nowhere. He can’t win a rewards challenge. He does not get to see his loved ones. This is legit Survivor. Watch it and tell me if you have what it takes because I don’t and I’m OK with that now.
Could you escape alone across hundreds of miles of remote bush, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique tools from 1932? Mike Atkinson wasn’t sure either — but that’s what he tried to do with no back-up crew or two-way communications with the outside world, hoping his skills as a survival instructor, adventurer and military pilot would help him survive long enough to traverse the most stunning landscape in Australia.
100% self-filmed with action cameras and drones, this stunning, epic modern day adventure places Mike in the historic predicament of two stranded German aviators who survived 43 days before being rescued on the brink of death by local Aboriginal people.
With action, drama, humor and crocodiles handled in a very…. Australian way, Mike’s footage and images have aired on prime-time TV, current affairs, newspapers and Australian Geographic Magazine, but until now the full storyhasn’t been told.