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Tracks -- The true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan who begins to photograph her voyage.
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Tracks -- A young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog.


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Marion Nelson (screenplay)
Robyn Davidson (book)
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6 March 2014 (Australia) See more »
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A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog. | Full synopsis »
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Lily Pearl ... Young Robyn

Mia Wasikowska ... Robyn

Philip Dodd ... Publican
Fiona Press ... Publican's Wife
Daisy Walkabout ... Ada

Rainer Bock ... Kurt
Felicity Steel ... Gladdy
John Flaus ... Sallay
Ian Conway ... Chilpi
Evan Casey ... Evan
David Pearce ... David

Jessica Tovey ... Jenny
Darcy Crouch ... Tolly
Brendan MacLean ... Peter
Jamie Timony ... Bernard

Melanie Zanetti ... Annie

Adam Driver ... Rick
Ryan McMillan ... Bob
Leah Michelle ... Niece

Emma Booth ... Marg

Robert Coleby ... Pop
Steven Parker ... Pete
Leo Payten ... Young Boy
Jed Payten ... Young Boy

Bryan Probets ... Geoff
Elsie Wanatjura ... Dancing Woman
Rene Kulitja ... Dancing Woman
Happy Reid ... Dancing Woman
Lydia Angus ... Dancing Woman
Yvonne Yiparti ... Singing Woman
Awalari Teamay ... Singing Woman
Edith Richards ... Singing Woman
Vincent Forster ... Vincent
Rolley Mintuma ... Mr. Eddy
Tim Rogers ... Glendle
Chelsea Haywood ... Tourist One
Andrew Harper ... Tourist Two

Tom Budge ... Suzuki Man

Edwin Hodgeman ... Mr. Ward
Carol Burns ... Mrs. Ward
Chris Duncan ... TV Reporter
Ricardo Anasco ... TV Reporter
Morgan ... Dookie
Mona ... Zelly
Istan ... Bub
Mindie ... Goliath
Special Agent Gibbs ... Diggity
Mitch ... Goldie

Directed by
John Curran 
Writing credits
Marion Nelson (screenplay)

Robyn Davidson (book)

Produced by
Antonia Barnard .... co-producer
Iain Canning .... producer
Charles Dorfman .... associate producer
Andrew Mackie .... executive producer
Xavier Marchand .... executive producer
Richard Payten .... executive producer
Julie Ryan .... co-producer
Emile Sherman .... producer
Original Music by
Garth Stevenson 
Cinematography by
Mandy Walker (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alexandre de Franceschi  (as Alexandre De Franceschi)
Casting by
Nikki Barrett 
Production Design by
Melinda Doring 
Costume Design by
Mariot Kerr 
Makeup Department
Zeljka Stanin .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Colleen Clarke .... post-production supervisor
Fiona Lanyon .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Renata Blaich .... second assistant director
Tom Hooper .... third assistant director
Phil Jones .... first assistant director
Art Department
Amy Baker .... set dresser
Joey Charlton .... art department assistant
Bowen Ellames .... graphic designer
Brad Maddern .... art department assistant
Peter Malatesta .... property master
Ross Murdoch .... construction
Christian Petersen .... senior buyer/dresser
Yuri Poetzl .... assistant standby props
Lauren Richards .... buyer/dresser
Jocelyn Thomas .... art department co-coordinator
Michael Wolff .... set finisher
Sound Department
Yulia Akerholt .... supervising sound editor
Justine Angus .... adr editor
Beth Bezzina .... assistant sound editor
Glenn Butler .... re-recording mixer
Gethin Creagh .... re-recording mixer
Mark Franken .... sound designer
Catherine Gross .... boom operator
Glenn Humphries .... pre-mix recordist
Glenn Humphries .... pro tools operator
Leah Katz .... additional dialogue editor
Thom Kellar .... source connect engineer
Rich Macar .... adr: looping
Duncan McRae .... stage recordist
Andrew Plain .... supervising sound editor
Diego Ruiz .... adr recordist
Ryan Squires .... foley editor
Ryan Squires .... foley recordist
Tara Webb .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Tim O'Brien .... special effects technician
Peter Stubbs .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Dustin Cumming .... compositor
Helen Kok .... visual effects producer
Filipe Marques .... compositor: Method Studios
David Orman .... i/o
Dean Richichi .... digital compositor
James Rogers .... visual effects supervisor
Jonathan Taranto .... matte painter
Jackie Murray .... stunt double: Mia Wasikowska
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Blyth .... video split operator
Philip Charles .... assistant camera
Jason Ellson .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jason Ellson .... director of photography: second unit
Jason Ellson .... steadicam operator
Geoff Full .... key grip
Mark Glindeman .... gaffer additional photography
Sherlyn Hii .... camera film loader
Andrew Jerram .... first assistant camera: Camel Unit
Michelle Marchant .... second assistant camera: Camel Unit
Matt Nettheim .... still photographer
Larry Nielsen .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dan Sandford .... grip (2012)
Paul Seipel .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Graeme Shelton .... gaffer
Griff Tapper .... grip assistant
Matthew Temple .... steadicam operator: second unit
Tim Walsh .... second assistant camera
Damian Wyvill .... additional photography (uncredited)
Casting Department
Laura McGenniss .... casting assistant
Natalie Wall .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robyn Elliott .... costume supervisor (as Robyn Elliot)
Lien See Leong .... costume standby
Editorial Department
Luca Byrne .... first assistant editor
Billie Egan .... post-production assistant
Mat Evans .... assembly editor
Olivier Fontenay .... colorist
Matthew T. Griffin .... digital intermediate supervisor
Matthew M. North .... digital intermediate producer
Maria Papoutsis .... second assistant editor
Matthew Wigg .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Colin McDougall .... Location Manager: NT
Colin McDougall .... location manager
Sylvia Warmer .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Elaine Beckett .... score coordinator
Dan Brantigan .... music mix preparation
Dan Brantigan .... musician: flugelhorn
Allegra Caldwell .... assistant: music supervisor
Jason Fernandez .... additional music editor
Ryan Ferreira .... music mix preparation
Lawrence Manchester .... music mixer
Mat Maneri .... additional orchestrator
Mat Maneri .... musician: viola & violin
Norman Parkhill .... music supervisor
Tim Ryan .... music editor
Alex Sopp .... musician: flute
Garth Stevenson .... musician: double bass, piano, organ, electronics
Garth Stevenson .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Steve Taylor .... action vehicle coordinator
Other crew
Elspeth Baird .... production accountant
Matthew Baker .... for hanway films
Jennifer Bichard .... safety supervisor/medic (as Jenny Bichard)
Keith Bichard .... safety assistant
Alicia Brescianini .... unit publicist
Katherine Bridle .... production executive
Sasha Burrows .... business affairs executive
Rory Cairns .... production assistant
Aaron John Casey .... intern
Alice Clough .... business affairs executive
Erin Collett .... director assistant
John Fox .... armorer
Chiara Gelardin .... for HanWay Films
Bettina Hamilton .... production coordinator
Kathleen Haynes .... assistant to producer (as Kath Haynes)
Jono Hirsch .... first assistant accountant
Megan Huitema .... assistant production coordinator
Samantha Joly .... assistant to iain canning: See-Saw Films (as Sam Joly)
Simone Nicholson .... production executive
Oscar O'Bryan .... legal advisor
Sarah Rawson-Harris .... animal training advisor
Denni Rose .... traffic control
Samantha Scowcroft .... Assistant Production Accountant
Rick Smolan .... archive: photos
Finn Spencer .... title designer
Kane Swensson .... intern
Anna Vincent .... epk producer
Veronica Gleeson .... special thanks to
Rick Smolan .... inspired by the photographs of

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some partial nudity, disturbing images and brief strong language
112 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

There have been many attempts to bring Robyn Davidson's adventure memoir to the big screen. Over the years both Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman have been attached to the lead role. Development on the movie adaptation began before lead actress Mia Wasikowska was even born.See more »
Revealing mistakes: As the photographer, Rick, Adam Driver says he was in Irian Jaya when fellow photographer, David Burnett, won the 'Capra' Medal (as in the film director, Frank Capra). There is no such thing. It is called the Capa Medal (formally, The Robert Capa Gold Medal) , named after the famous photographer Robert Capa.See more »
[first lines]
Robyn:Dear sir, I am planning to walk across the Australian desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. A distance of 2,000 miles. The trip will take six to seven months. There are herds of feral camels roaming freely throughout Central Australia, and my idea was to capture a few and train them to carry my gear.
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33 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
An OK film based on a great true story, 28 April 2014

The true story of Robyn Davidson's adventure and her crossing of a 1,700 mile across the Australian wilderness.

Whilst it is undoubtedly an amazing feat to be able to achieve this, the sheer remarkableness of this achievement is not conveyed in this film properly. Had we not been aware that this is based on a true story, judging by the film alone one could go so far as to say this was a relatively 'easy' task. The isolation she faced, starvation and dehydration are hardly presented. Instead she seemed to often interact with people who helped her.

At the same time, the stunning landscapes, the might of her determination as well as her complete dependency on the camels and a dog is adequately portrayed.

Overall, this is a mixed bag of impressions. A good film overall, but it deserved to be great.

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