A new adventure film produced by a professor at Falmouth University has been picked up by Netflix.
Produced and engineered in Cornwall, Yukon Assignment is a breathtaking exploration of one of the last wilderness areas on earth and the story of how adventure can sometimes bring us together, regardless of age.
The film stars Cornwall-based adventurer and outdoor leader Chris Lucas and his father Niall Lucas as they traveled 500 miles of Canadian wilderness on an unassisted canoe adventure.
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The film was produced by Falmouth University lecturer Charlie Fripp, and not only has it already been promoted by Canada’s Visit Yukon tourism board, but it has been picked up by Netflix.
Chris said, “We are delighted that The Yukon Assignment is on Netflix this holiday season. Our goal with the film was to encourage people to dream big and dare to believe.
The film’s release was an adventure in itself, having premiered at the Plaza Cinema in Truro before going on a nationwide film tour and inspired others to embark on their own adventures.
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Charlie added, “We are delighted that the film has been picked up by Netflix after its successful movie tour and the release of Amazon Prime.
“We are truly grateful for all the support we have received from so many people at Falmouth University and it has been great to use the many lessons learned from making the film in our first year documentary module, Origin at Falmouth’s School of Film and television and it was inspiring to watch our students create their own stories, many of which were screened at the Cornwall Film Festival this year.
“We would love if after watching the movie people contact a loved one or plan their own adventure, whether it’s a walk in the park or something bigger.”
Yukon Assignment’s filmmaking team are now working on their next project, which takes viewers on a new adventure, while Falmouth’s Mark Jenkin is set to release his new feature film in 2022.
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