Private Project

Inside The Indus - A Pakistani Odyssey

In November 2016, fresh from winning the extreme kayaking world title, Spaniard Aniol Serrasolses, New Zealander Mike Dawson and Franco-Irish filmmaker Ciarán Heurteau headed to Pakistan to attempt a descent of the fabled Rondu Gorge, on the Indus river. Hidden behind a wall of political & security factors meant it had been 8 years since the last expedition, lead by American Ben Stooksberry, ventured into the gorge. Since then Pakistan’s perceived reputation off the water had stopped any planned trips into the North Pakistan state of Gilgit Baltistan in their tracks.

Follow Aniol, Mike and Ciarán as they make their way down the Indus river.

  • Ciarán Heurteau
  • Mike Dawson
  • Aniol Serrasolses
    Key Cast
  • Mike Dawson
    Key Cast
  • Ciarán Heurteau
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 5, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Ciarán Heurteau

After a 12 year career as a high performance kayaker on the Irish team, Ciarán Heurteau went on to pursue his filmmaking passion he picked along the way after spending 12h with a dislocated shoulder in the New Zealand bush. This is when he created his production company, Twelve Productions. Ever since that time he has been in all corners of the globe capturing the souls of his beloved sport, kayaking, as they take on the most challenging rivers on earth.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

I believe we all have a role to play in life, I feel that we need to wake up from that illusion we've been stuck in and take full conscience of what LIFE is really all about.

What i've learned through documenting and kayaking big volume rivers is that there's always a path of least resistance among chaos.