Fearless Films

A series of short documentaries about Australian seniors smashing stereotypes by living extraordinarily bold lives.

Fearless Films is a collection of inspirational short stories showcasing the surprisingly bold lives of nine Northern Rivers seniors over the age of 75.

The innovative initiative between Feros Care and Screenworks aims to challenge stereotypes around aging by telling the stories of a few Australians that are living their later years in life to the fullest.   

“We’ve designed FEARLESS to be a way for local seniors to acquire basic filmmaking skills so that they are able to tell their own stories and be a part of a collection of inspirational short films that celebrate growing older.”

Screenworks CEO, Ken Crouch

Fearless Films launched on the big screen, at a dedicated red carpet premiere on the 4th of December in Byron Bay.

Watch the full documentaries 

 

Wendy Taylor, Suffolk Park 

79 years young

Wendy is a creative force to be reckoned with and one of her (many) mantras is “don’t go beige with age!” She posts her inspirational musings on growing older and shares her fashion secrets with her Instagram followers at @WendysThirdAct

 

Margaret Fisher, Byron Bay

88 years young

Margaret is a tennis nut and practices daily in Byron Bay with her dog ‘Coach Leo’. She travelled to Croatia in October to compete in the World Senior Tennis Championships.

 

Royden Ainsworth, Ballina 

80 years young

A seasoned jazz musician and composer, Royden can’t imagine his life without music. He is still composing, organising gigs and playing regularly with his two jazz bands across the Northern Rivers region.

 

Julie Crow, Suffolk Park

76 years young

Julie is vibrant and strong. She proves it by challenging herself to swing upside down from a circus trapeze for the first time ever.

 

PETER WARNER, LISMORE/TWEED

87 YEARS YOUNG

Peter is keen for another ocean adventure with his old Tongan crew mate. He sails a yacht into the ocean and organises a drone to capture the results.

 

Nina Milenko Marzi, Byron Bay

97 years young

Nina charms everyone she meets. She credits drumming, dancing, friendship and shopping for her colourful Byron Bay lifestyle. 

 

Klaas Nierop, Ballina

87 years young

Klaas loves his outdoors lifestyle. He and his beloved dog, Wolfie live on a boat in Ballina harbour. He kayaks, cycles, swims and visits the gym to stay strong and it shows.

 

Berenice Lancaster, Byron Bay

77 years young

A self-confessed swimming addict, Berenice swims across Byron Bay every morning and her latest overseas jaunt was an ocean-trek holiday, swimming around the Greek Islands.

 

Feather Thompson, Byron Bay

82 years young

Feather is a local legend who refuses to change as she ages, she’s still dancing up a storm to the live bands in the Byron pubs and sunbakes nude on its beaches.