Nerves of Steel
2006, 56 Minutes
Skeleton is a head-first, full-throttle slide down a winding, icy track. It's one of the most dangerous and demanding sports there is. And, for four fearless young women from Australia's beaches, it's their unexpected chance at Olympic glory. Even though they'll work together to qualify for the Games, in the end, only one will be selected to compete. Handpicked for the challenge, science is now pushing them to new extremes. This exhilarating documentary follows the fate of the team - the athletes, manager and coach - as they hurtle towards the 2006 Torino Winter Games, tracking both the scientific juggernaut and the all-too-human drama.
A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Classification: M. Consumer advice: Incidental moderate coarse language
Festivals and Awards
|29/11/2006||Australian Sports Commission Media Awards||Finalist - Best Profiling of an Athlete, Team or Coach (Andrea Ulbrick), Winner - Best Journalism on Australian Sports Commission Related Program (Andrea Ulbrick)|
|10/11/2006||ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards||Finalist - Best Documentary Science, Technology & The Environment|
|27/10/2006||Sport Movies & TV - 22nd International Festival||Winner - Mention D'Honneur Olympic Spirit category|
|13/8/2006||SCINEMA International Festival of Science Film, Video & Multimedia||Winner - Best Director|
|11/6/2006||Banff World Television Festival||Finalist - Sports Programs|