SAS: The Search for Warriors
To join the ranks of Australia's elite SAS regiment you've got to make it through one of the toughest training courses in the world.
For the first time in 25 years, a film crew has been given access to the highly secretive selection course for the Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR). Using the toughest military selection course in the world they are looking for the right type of solider. This is a search for warriors. 130 candidates from the cream of the military attempt the brutal 21-day trial. Most will never finish. First the candidates are subjected to constant and crushing physical exercise and torturous sleep deprivation. Their bodies are broken down – next it is their minds. The first stage is brutal but what the remaining candidates face will be a whole lot worse.
Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia
on the Traditional Country of the Yamatji Badimia, Yamatji Nanda & Noongar Whadjuk peoples
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Assistant Producer and Post Production Supervisor
Head of Production
Bill Mc Cluskey
Ash Gibson Greig
Sound Post Production
A tough crew
“The crew’s favourite phase of the course was ‘Happy Wanderer’.”
“We slept in tents in the middle of winter with no showers. We lugged heavy camera equipment up 1000 metre high mountains every day but despite this we were continually inspired by the stunning landscape and the incredible efforts of the candidates.”
– Russell Vines, Director