Lo­cal fifi lm-maker scales new heights in Ja­pan

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“The the­ory which Col Lim­pus pro­posed, and which we proved, was that they get trapped in a mas­sive ma­rine cur­rent which sweeps them all the way to Peru.

“We were able to film the full life-cy­cle of log­ger­head tur­tles. We spent a cou­ple of weeks in south­ern Peru, 80km off­shore in these rick­ety fish­ing boats.

“We filmed a log­ger­head which had been caught by a long-line fish­er­man, and Col took some DNA sam­ples which proved the an­i­mal had hatched in Queens­land.

“We got some stun­ning footage, in­clud­ing of an adult log­ger­head pulling clams out of the co­ral.”

As an in­de­pen­dent film-maker, Ross is used to spend­ing as much time rustling up fi­nance as he is be­hind the cam­era.

“I’ve got four films on the draw­ing board at the moment and I am work­ing to­wards pro­duc­ing them in 3D,” he said. “It can be a hard slog. “Gen­er­ally, we need pre-sales be­fore we can jus­tify the ex­pense of mak­ing a doco.

“There’s no point spend­ing big money and long hours on a movie no-one wants.”

Ross was able to film “Lost Years” with fi­nan­cial sup­port from Screen Aus­tralia and Screen Queens­land.

The doc­u­men­tary will be screened on the ABC on Sun­day, 28 Novem­ber at 7:30pm.

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