1. Filmed on location in Outback Queensland, '1848' is a short film that charts the final days of Ludwig Leichhardt's fateful third expedition. It was produced as part of Griffith Film School's 2011 Graduation Slate.

    Synopsis:
    Australia, 1848. Blinded by the fear of failure, explorer Ludwig Leichhardt forges on in his quest to be the first European to traverse the breadth of Australia’s ominous interior.

    As well as showcasing in film festivals and competitions, this film has also screened across the world as part of lectures, presentations and events concerning Leichhardt.

    Official Selection - 2012 Geneva Film Festival
    Official Selection - Beijing Film Academy's 11th International Student Film and and Video Festival
    Official Selection - 2012 Down Under Berlin Australian Film Festival
    2012 Short Film Corner - 65th Cannes Film Festival

    Silver ACS Award 2011 (For Cinematographer Lachlan Hughes)
    Best Director - Griffith Showcase 2012
    Nominated for Four Awards at the 2012 Queensland New Filmmaker Awards. (Best Overall Tertiary Film, Best Sound, Best Original Music, Best Cinematography)

    Cast:
    Ludwig Leichhardt Brett Molloy
    Arthur Mungo McKay
    Kelly Nathan Wright
    Billy Howard George

    Writer/Director Simon Taylor
    Producer Ashleigh Doss
    1st A.D. James Woods
    Cinematographer Lachlan Hughes
    Sound Designer Andrew Couzens
    Production Designer Lauren Rendell
    Editor Nick Polson
    Script Supervisor Ian Alberto

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  2. In 1848, explorer Ludwig Leichhardt strives to achieve his quest to unlock the secrets of Australia’s ominous interior.

    http://www.1848film.com

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