Virtual Tarkine Rivers

In this 360-degree film produced by Crows Nest Media for Bob Brown Foundation, be transported to the rivers of Tasmania's takayna Tarkine. Discover a unique, fragile and threatened ecosystem and home of Astacopsis gouldi, the world's largest invertebrate.  


Our guide "The Crayfish Man", Todd Walsh will explain the ecological importance of the forests and river systems as critical habitat for a species found nowhere else in the world.

The modern world, however, is starting to encroach on these systems that have remained unchanged for hundreds of thousands of years, allowing Tasmania's Giant Freshwater Crayfish to grow up to a metre in length.  The impact on rivers systems due to logging has already had a devastating impact on rivers in other parts of Tasmania. The Tarkine's rivers are still intact and deserve to be protected as part of a World Heritage listing.

Explore why they are important and get to know the worlds largest invertebrate, Astacopsis gouldi and its home. 

This film has been shown on Virtual Reality Headsets provided by Push Star VR at the National Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne, February 2018 and on the lawns of Tasmania's Parliament at the rally for the Tarkine prior to the March 3rd Tasmanian State Election. 

If you'd like to help us distribute this film please get email us about screening opportunities.

And keep and eye on our web page at for future screenings. 

Technical Details 

Picture Format: Colour 

Aspect Ratio: 2:1  

Shooting Format: InstaPro 360 

Exhibition Format: MOV (Quicktime) 

Screener Format: Secure Online Screener (Vimeo) 

Film Credits 

Jenny Weber: Executive Producer 

Emma Wasson: Marketing & Distribution 

Fraser Johnston: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor 

Doug Broomhall: Post Production 

Cody Karutz: Cinematographer 

Kit Karutz: Cinematographer

Todd Walsh: Crayfish Wrangler

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