Films – The Big Lap

Having presented The Art of Perseverance in documentary filmmaking, at AIDC DocWeek, I was thrilled with the response and even more so when filmmakers then reached out to me wanting to have their story of perseverance told. Steve Baile was one such filmmaker and we spent an enjoyable half an hour discussing his very personal story behind his travel film The Big Lap. I will post an overview of the interview soon.

Film: The Big Lap
the big lap

Synopsis: Have you ever dreamed of taking a year or two and driving around Australia You’re not alone!

From backpackers to couples, families to grey nomads, more and more people are turning their back on the rat race and heading off in search of adventure on a ‘Big Lap’ of this incredible continent . . . Australia. But is it just really one bug holiday…..

For the Baile family, Steve, Jen and their daughters Savanna and Sara, finally hitting the road was the realisation of over seven years of dreaming and planning and at times it seemed their ‘big trip’ would never get off the ground.

From the time they decided to go to the day they drove out of the driveway there were many factors that could have easily derailed their plans – they had two babies, they had to sell their printing business and their house, and they spent two years saving just to be able to afford to go at all.


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steve baile

Steve Baile – Filmmaker / Travel Blogger / Photographer / Adventure Traveller – I’m a road trip junkie! There’s nothing I love more than packing up the 4WD or motorbike and heading for the horizon in search of new adventures. In 2005-2007 I travelled 46,600 km over 16 months around Australia with my wife Jen and 2 young daughters and made a 10 episode documentary series, The Big Lap. Now I divide my time between running Expedition Australia and planning the next adventure.

About Steve Baile


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