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Going The Distance: A Honeymoon Adventure

This is the story of a couple who put their relationship to the ultimate test in order to find the secret of everlasting love. Part travelogue, part cross-cultural story-finding, and part scientific experiment, this film tells the story of the couple’s love, insane honeymoon, and quest for a lasting marriage.

Mike and Alanna drove a motorbike and sidecar from Alaska to Argentina and interviewed 120 couples about how to stay together for life. They also subjected themselves to scientific tests, to see if their marriage would last. They found out the results at the end of the road...

  • Mike Clear
  • Paul Watson
  • Mike Clear
  • Mike Clear
    Key Cast
  • Alanna Clear
    Key Cast
  • Laura Mills
  • Ainhoa Delicado
  • Ferran Collado
  • Mikael Popic Quintana
  • Genres:
    Travel, Romance, Honeymoon, Motorcycle, Panamerican, Ural, Sidecar
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 22, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Mike Clear

Mike Clear is Head of Branded Content, DigitasLBi UK.

His background is as a producer of TV commercials, and he has always been keen to try and make something himself.

Mike was at the London creative agency Mother when he got married to his wife Alanna. They took a year out from work, in that time they decided to make a documentary about the search for the secret of lasting love, by driving a motorbike and sidecar from Alaska to Argentina. They repeated the bike journey around the freezing cold British Isles in 2011 – resulting in a branded content project for Match.com. And the birth of their first son Charlie.

Their second son, Sam, arrived at about the same time as the film was finished - the conclusion of which was that making a documentary feature was significanty harder than creating human life.

Mike and Alanna are still married.

Despite everything that Mike put them through.

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Director Statement


I'm Mike.

I have never made a documentary before.

I've never driven a motorbike and sidecar the length of the Americas before.

I've never been married before.

As soon as I could do these things, I wanted to find out more about them - and what better way of testing my new marriage than forcing my new wife into a sidecar to drive 36000 km. And film the whole thing ourselves.

To be honest, interviewing 120 couples, driving the length of the planet and arguing with my wife on a daily basis is nothing in comparison to making a documentary. I have a new respect for all documentary filmmakers.

I have worked on this film every day for the last 5 years.

It really is a labour of love.

I would love you to see the result.