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Pacific Lines

North American Premiere
24 mins |
Australia |
  • Climbing
Brett Williams, Simon Waterhouse


A story of cultural identity and rock climbing exploration as we follow one of Australia’s top rock climbers – 14 year old Angie Scarth-Johnson – on an adventure to a remote and rugged island in the South Pacific.

After smashing climbing records around the world, Angie is now looking for her next challenge. She will journey to the Pacific island of ‘Eua with her family and friend Lee Cossey to explore her own ancestry, and search for a classic line on the wild frontier of rock climbing development.

PACIFIC LINES is an inspiring, heartfelt and funny documentary about one of the most human subjects – identity. By exploring her family’s past, she can forge her own path ahead.

A Side Trip Productions and Resonate film – Directed by Brett Williams and Simon Waterhouse.

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This film was part of VIMFF 2020, VIMFF 2020 Tour and is no longer available for viewing.




Brett Williams

(Co-Director, Producer, Co-DOP and Editor)

Brett Williams is a Director, Producer and Editor based in Melbourne and working under the business name of Side Trip Productions. In the last ten years he has also created many climbing video projects, working with some of the best climbers in the world including Alex Honnold, Hazel Findlay, Chris Sharma and Mayan Smith-Gobat.

When not working on video projects, he can most likely be found on the pointy end of a classic trad route at his beloved home crag of Mount Arapiles.

Simon Waterhouse

(Co-Director, Producer, Co-DOP and Post Production Supervision)

Simon has lived and worked in many places, including Australia, Canada, France and Spain but it’s the South Island of New Zealand that he calls home. Simon is passionate about the outdoors, conservation and the unique and beautiful shooting locations the South Island has to offer. Simon found his focus (pun intended) with film-making via photography. What’s left of his spare time is distributed between rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking and spending quality time with his wife Dani. Despite calling himself a film-maker, Simon does not own a television.


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