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Synopsis

DO or DIE is a 4 x 1 hour factual series where regular office workers are thrown into a survival adventure that will change their lives and workplaces forever.

Each week DO or DIE drops a group of unsuspecting workers into some of the harshest Australian environments for five gruelling days. Calling on the help of workplace psychologist and outdoor adventurer, Dr Travis Kemp, the group is sent on what they believe to be a fun team-building exercise. Instead, they’ll be flung into a survival adventure with no escape. It’s DO or DIE!

A week full of emotional highs and lows, dramatic twists and turns, bringing the participants to the edge as they grapple with their own limitations, and the limitations of their colleagues. Can they survive not only the adventure, but also each other? Will they make it back to the office inspired, motivated and ready for change?

DO or DIE is one hour of adventure, conflict and drama played out against the stunning backdrop of Australia’s wilderness. Can office politics be put aside when the boss is dangling off a cliff? Would you put your life in the hands of the office bully?

DO or DIE is the series that sets work colleagues their toughest assignment yet

Photo credit Nic Montagu – Essential Media and Entertainment and Zinc Finger Films

Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia

on the Traditional Country of the Galaagu, Bibbulman, Kurungal & Noongar Whadjuk peoples

Production Information

Director

Steve Peddie

Series Producer

Russell Vines

Assistant Producer

Dan Wood

 

Executive Producers

Chris Hilton

Julia Peters

Russell Vines

Narrator

Samuel Johnson

Host

Dr. Travis Kemp

Distributor

Annabel

DCD Rights

Post Director

Alan Carter

Composer

John Gray

Editors

Beckett Broda

Teresa Ashton-Graham

Regg R. Skwarko

Casting

McGregor Casting, Eliza Gorka

Production Manager

Kate Separovich

Production Coordinators

Liz Kearney

Mandina Oh

Kate Dart

Camera

Ian Batt

Gavin Johns

Sound

Ash Charlton

Glenn Martin

Edit Assistants

Regg Skwarko

Marko Jankovic

Data Wrangler

Matthew Jenkins

Original Concept By

Wendy Hanna

Julia Peters

Post Production Coordinator

Kate Thomson

Key Locations

South West Australia

Mimbi Caves, Kimberley

Lake Lefroy, Kambalda

Yeagarup Dunes & Warren River, Pemberton

About the Crew

“Every day of shooting brought with it the unexpected”

“The weather and the elements were constantly changing and that, mixed with the unpredictability of human behavior, meant we never knew what was going to happen next and what new challenges we would face as a film unit.”

– Russell Vines, Series Producer

Photo credit Nic Montagu – Essential Media and Entertainment and Zinc Finger Films
Cameraman Gavin Johns and Sound Recordist Glenn Martin
Photo credit Nic Montagu – Essential Media and Entertainment and Zinc Finger Films
Participants in Episode One from Porter Mathews Victoria Park.

The Narrative Focus

“While battling with our own fatigue and exhaustion our primary focus remained with the characters and their stories”

We were there to capture the growth, the epiphanies and the nature of groups as our characters faced their fears, conquered their personal demons and solved their workplace problems.

– Russell Vines, Series Producer

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