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Loading Docs 2017 - Luckie Strike Web (Full Length) – 2017 Sport Documentary Adventure

Loading Docs 2017 - Luckie Strike

Web (Full Length) – 2017 Sport Documentary Adventure

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This Loading Doc short follows cavers Dave Ellacott and Mike Allen on their mission to connect Luckie Strike and Junior Mudball, two vastly different cave systems at Waitomo. Luckie Strike features extraordinary rock formations, waterfalls, and vast caverns. Junior Mudball is as its name suggests, mostly mud. The short sees them at work, galavanting through streams, abseiling down crevasses and scraping through mud — and reflecting on what they love about it. Luckie Strike was picked by National Geographic for its Short Film Showcase. A longer version is in the works.

Key Cast & Crew

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Will Prosor

Cinematographer

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Melissa Nickerson

Director, Editor

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Craig Gainsborough

Producer

...if Junior and Luckie Strike could be connected, this would create a magnificent through trip. Cavers could visit the back of Luckie and exit through Junior, minutes from the road, instead of undergoing a taxing four-hour journey back the way they came. This idea has inspired people to spend time digging in the claustrophobic Junior over last few years.
– Director Melissa Nickerson on the mission to connect the two cave systems, NZ Geographic