Private Project

Pacific Lines

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.

Presented by The North Face.

  • Brett Williams
    Climb 'Eua, Beyond The Plains
  • Simon Waterhouse
    Waters of the Greenstone, Waiau-toa Odyssey
  • Brett Williams
  • Simon Waterhouse
  • Angie Scarth-Johnson
    Key Cast
  • Lee Cossey
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Climbing, Adventure, Culture
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, Tonga
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    4K digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The North Face preview screening event - Melbourne
    March 5, 2019
    Australian premiere
  • The North Face preview screening event - Sydney
    March 7, 2019
    NSW premiere
  • New Zealand Mountain Film Festival - Opening Night
    New Zealand
    June 28, 2019
    New Zealand premiere
    Special Jury Award
  • Avventure Film Festival 2019
    July 12, 2019
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Women's Adventure Film Tour
    August 30, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Nuku'alofa Film Festival
    October 9, 2019
    Pacific Islands premiere
  • Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival
    Port Fairy
    November 10, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Kendal Mountain Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 15, 2019
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Nordic Adventure Film Festival
    November 22, 2019
    Scandinavian Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • The North Face Australia & NZ
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Brett Williams, Simon Waterhouse

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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Director Statement

From Brett Williams:

I first ventured to 'Eua, Tonga, in 2016 to tell the story of the initial exploration of the island around it's rock climbing potential. My Co-Director, Simon, had been to 'Eua in 2014 for a commercial photo shoot and also witnessed the potential for adventure on the vast limestone cliffs there. In 2018 we both had the opportunity to return to Tonga for this project, and I am incredibly grateful to Angie Scarth-Johnson and her family for trusting us to tell their story of cultural identity, exploration and adventure.