Beyond 2770

Beyond 2770 follows the journey of five teenage girls from Bidwill in Mt Druitt, Western Sydney, who travel to Tasmania to walk the challenging Overland track. Friendships are both tested and strengthened, as the girls grapple with the dual physical and mental strains over the course of the week away.

  • Maisie Cohen
    Director
    The Escapees, El Visitante, Sick, Out of the Blue
  • Maisie Cohen
    Writer
  • Maisie Cohen
    Producer
  • Bidwill Uniting
    Producer
  • Bethany Phillips
    Key Cast
  • Mel Macarthur
    Key Cast
  • Shanieka Whitton
    Key Cast
  • Shania Warwick
    Key Cast
  • Brieana Phillips-Avard
    Key Cast
  • Chevae Dargan-Cornwell
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Shortlisted for the Made in the West Film Festival
    Sydney
    Australia
Director Biography - Maisie Cohen

Maisie Cohen is a videographer and editor based in Sydney, Australia. She has worked across short film, documentary and music video, producing and contributing to works that have been screened at festivals nationally. She is passionate about female-driven storytelling, and loves working with some of her favourite artists in the Sydney music scene.

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Director Statement

I was invited by Mel Macarthur to document the journey of a group of young women from Mt Druitt walking the Overland track in Tasmania, and jumped at the chance to take part in what I knew would be a challenging but rewarding project. The challenges were easy to predict; inclement weather, shooting audio and video on the go while carrying a 20 kilo pack, and carrying all my equipment with me, with extra batteries and power banks, due to the lack of electricity for the eight days. All these things materialised, but what I was less able to predict was how much the young women I was filming would charm and disarm me with their candidness, their unbridled joy, their mood swings and fights, and their senses of humour. I was able to play the part of friend and impartial observer, and it gave me great pleasure to document the achievements of the girls, and an experience I'm sure will leave long lasting impacts in adulthood.