Run the Line

Overgrown, farmed, pushed out, sold off and only half there, Beau Miles aims to re-run the old Warragul-Noojee Railway line, which snaked through the foothills of Mt.Baw Baw, and ran from 1892-1954.

Beau Miles lives next to the old Warragul-Noojee Railway line, which snaked for 43km through the foothills of Mt. Baw Baw, and ran from 1892-1954. You can still see the line now as strange scars across paddocks and bold cuttings through the sides of hills. Overgrown, private, exposed, or hard to find, Beau aims to re-run the train line, picking up and finding the stations of yesteryear. Seting off with shovel in hand and dressed like a 50's train driver, running end to end would be the first human passing in over 60 years. Police, fences, blackberries, runner musings and leftover pasta map beau against a warm autumn day as he makes his way across a landscape he's lived in his whole life.

DURATION: 24 MINUTES

RELEASED: 2019

Festival Awards

Production Team

Produced and Directed by

BEAU MILES

Produced, Filmed and Edited by

MITCH DRUMMOND

Camera Operators

BRETT CAMPBELL & CHRIS ORD

Final Sound Mix

JAMES DOBSON

Historical Photos

MALCOM DICKSON, GRAME BUTLER, KEN MCKINTOSH, CAROL SIEKER.

Special thanks to

HELEN BARCLAY, KELLY DUNSTAN, TRAIN LINE LANDOWNERS, DRUMMOND'S, BEAU & HELEN'S FAMILY, WARRAGUL & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, MAGPIE, CHERRY & GRAN, GOOGLE.

Journal Entries

A couple of articles written about the film.

A Mile an Hour

To my body, the idiot

I’m back at the desk, blobbing about on my Swissball, working blood into my tight hips. In ode to my laps of the block I’ll get up shortly (at the top of the hour), and wander the halls, chatting to boxed-in academics, and myself. Slow walking and slow writing to…
A Mile an Hour

Running a mile an hour

My tiny farm is a triangle within a diamond. The short western fence-line joins longer southern and northern sides- sealed roads, that come to a sharp point (where hoon drivers go sideways into the ditch. I go down with a cuppa and watch as they dig themselves out). An awkwardly…

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