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The Yukon Assignment tracks a 500-mile canoe journey along a remote river in Canada taken by a British adventurer and his father. The feature-length documentary is a gentle, unpretentious love-letter to untamed nature and its ability to bring two people together. For Chris Lucas, director and expedition leader, it is a chance to connect on a deeper level with his father Niall, a former actor and less adept adventurer. Chris tells us that his goal is to overcome both the “risk of bears” and the “risk of our relationship”.

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There are too many moments that leave one grasping for a more considered narrative. But Chris’s central message is about the more intimate drama of one-to-one connection, and how some time away in the middle of nowhere can foster it. Late in the film, he recommends such voyages for “everyone”. It’s obvious that a 500-mile unsupported canoe ride into the Arctic Circle might not be everyone’s answer to that call. But the combination of Chris and Niall’s slightly bumbling incompetence and their down-to-earth likeability does make even the most extreme of voyages seem possible.

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A British father and son undertake a five hundred mile canoe journey through the Canadian wilderness. An honest story of real adventure and the importance of making time for each other.

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The Yukon Assignment is an adventure film by Falmouth based adventurer Chris Lucas and his father Niall Lucas and produced by Falmouth University lecturer Charlie Fripp which has been picked up by Netflix

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A new adventure film produced by a Falmouth University lecturer has been picked up by Netflix.

Produced and devised in Cornwall, the Yukon Assignment is a breath-taking exploration of one of the earth’s last wildernesses and the story of how adventure can sometimes bring us together, irrespective of age.

The film stars Cornwall -based adventurer and outdoor leader Chris Lucas and his father Niall Lucas who took on 500 miles of Canadian wilderness in an unsupported canoe adventure.

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The film was produced by Falmouth University lecturer Charlie Fripp and not only has it already been promoted by Canada’s Visit Yukon tourist office but it’s been picked up by Netflix.

Chris said: “We are thrilled that The Yukon Assignment will be on Netflix this festive season. Our goal with the film was to encourage people to dream big and dare to believe.”

The Yukon Assignment is an adventure film by Falmouth based adventurer Chris Lucas and his father Niall Lucas and produced by Falmouth University lecturer Charlie Fripp which has been picked up by Netflix

The film’s release has been an adventure in itself, after premiering at the Plaza Cinema in Truro before going on a nationwide cinema tour and has inspired others to take on their own adventures.

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Charlie added: “We’re so pleased the film has been picked up by Netflix after its successful cinema tour and Amazon Prime release.

"We’re really grateful for all the support we’ve had from so many people at Falmouth University and it has been brilliant to use the many lessons learnt from making the film in our first-year documentary module, Origin at Falmouth’s School of Film and Television and it has been inspiring to see our students create their own stories, many of which screened at Cornwall film festival this year.

The Yukon Assignment is an adventure film by Falmouth based adventurer Chris Lucas and his father Niall Lucas and produced by Falmouth University lecturer Charlie Fripp which has been picked up by Netflix

"We’d love it if after watching the film, people reach out to a loved one or plan their own adventure, whether that’s a walk in the park or something bigger.”

The Yukon Assignment’s film making team are now collaborating on their next project, which take viewers on a new adventure, while Falmouth’s Mark Jenkin is due to release his new feature film in 2022.

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