The Explorer (feature)

The Explorer is a period drama set in the opening decades of the 20th century between the UK, Australia and Antarctica.

Based on the ‘greatest survival story of all time’, the film tells the story of Sir Douglas Mawson and his exploration party as they set out to survey the furthest reaches of the known world; the vast unknown wilderness of Antarctica.

Driven by ambition, fear and a deep desire to reclaim the honour of his family name, Mawson pushes his three-man team further than any surveying expedition has gone before. But when tragedy strikes and his leadership is thrust into doubt, Mawson must summon all his strength and overcome the demons of his past as he attempts to lead his party back to safety.

A tightly drawn psychological drama played out against the vast Antarctic wilderness.