About THE RIDE...

Strap yourself in as four Aussie blokes swap wheelchairs for quad bikes and embark on the ride of their lives. This documentary charts their 5,000km adventure across the outback, as they visit the crash sites where their lives changed forever. Three men are paraplegics and one a quadriplegic, making this no ordinary road movie. Their encounters with mud, deserts, floods and exhaustion test their resilience and endurance to breaking point. Fuelled by bold humour and disarming honesty, The Ride is a wild traverse across the terrain of the human spirit, as four men make peace with the tragedy of their past.

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Thanks to these organisations for helping promote The Ride. Please contact us for information on how your organisation can get involved.

Spinal Injury AssociationIndependence AustraliaParaquad SAParaquad TasmaniaParaplegic Benefit FundATDPerry Cross Spinal Research FoundationExplorOz

  • AGAINST THE GRAIN PRESENTS, THE RIDE, A FILM BY SANDRA COOK - CRAIG PARSONS, JIM CAIRNS, ANTON ZAPPELLI, TERRY MADER - CINEMATOGRAPHY BY CONAN FITZPATRICK, SOUND RECORDIST ROB STANKOVICH, EDITED BY TIM WOODHOUSE - OFFLINE EDITOR ELENDIL ARCHER, ONLINE EDITOR ERFAN KHADEM, MUSIC BY ROBERT CLARK, SOUND DESIGNER JOHN BRIDGES - ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS SCOTT BRYAN & MARCEL PETRIG & SCOTT LANE & IAN GREEN - TITLES & GRAPHICS BY HACKETT FILMS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS JIM CAIRNS & SUSAN MACKINNON - DIRECTED BY SANDRA COOK, PRODUCED BY SANDRA COOK