Directed, Filmed and Edited by Asher Shellim
About this short film:
Hidden near Australia’s oldest lighthouse, etched into the side of a shear cliff face approximately 30 meters down sits a forgotten military tunnel dating back to World War II. Some are of the belief that the tunnel dates all the way back to the First World War and was repurposed later on.
Though the exit is visible (with the use of a drone), the entrance and where the tunnel leads to is still unknown. It is believed that the tunnel was accessed via steel ladders that descended into a vertical shaft.
The purpose of the tunnel is yet to be confirmed, however there are numerous theories that surround the wartime tunnel, the most credible being that it was used as a searchlight emplacement / observation point.
I had this idea to put together a film that could potentially capture the tunnels mystery, ever since I was first made aware of its existence a few months ago. I’m always fascinated by history so close to home. Though the filming presented its challenges due to the location of the tunnel, I’m so pleased with the turnout.
Step back in time…