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Briagolong Film Festival

5-7 June 2015 long weekend

In 2014, Michèle Adler, family and friends cycled the Stuart Highway from Tenant Creek to Darwin (~1000 km) to celebrate the centenary of Ted Ryko’s (Michèle’s grandfather) epic ride from Adelaide to Darwin in 1914 (~3000 km).

Rod McMillan, as part of the back-up crew, filmed the re-ride event and presented a short documentary, Ryko's Ride, at the Briagolong Film Festival.  The film weaves together the re-ride of 2014 with Ted’s record-breaking ride of 1914. The film and the Q&A session were very well received by the enthusiastic audience.

Also presented at the Festival was UK film-maker Joe Morgan's short film, A Good and Faithful Servant, which was shot at Peach Flat, Briagolong.  

Ryko's Ride - Michèle leads Ian Dunn into the NT


Ryko's Ride - Michèle and son James

 A Good and Faithful Servant filmed at Peach Flat, Briagolong (2014). Director = Joe Morgan. Camera = Tom Chapman.

A Good and Faithful Servant filmed at Peach Flat (April 2014)

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