Born to wildlife cinematographers, Clive Neeson was capturing surf and ski adventures on film as a teenager. 45 years later Neeson’s footage makes up the bulk of his feature-length documentary Last Paradise, which follows Kiwi extreme sports innovators and the changing face of the planet. Trained as a physicist, Neeson has worked globally as a consultant in technology innovation, and catastrophe investigation.

I was drawn to things that were scientific, places that were unknown, activities that were not known then, and people who we met as kids but went on to form these new sports which are now the hub of New Zealand’s industry, like bungee jumping and rafting. Clive Neeson, in an interview with Lumiere website