The Rookies | Episode 1

The Rookies is a documentary series following nine amateur athletes with full-time jobs as they prepared for their first Ironman event (3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and then a 42km marathon). The five-part series was filmed over five months for sporting apparel brand 2XU. 

This first episode is all about who the Rookies are, why they are even considering undertaking such a journey and what exactly they will have to do in the next five months to complete the task at hand. From a lawyer, a teacher to a panel-beater, the team of first-timers share their Ironman triathlon ambitions before things start to get very real.

Credits //

Featuring | Katie Remond, Declan O’Donahue, Ned Robinson, Scott Remond, Sam Musgrove, Maxime Moffroid, Michael Docker, William Munro, Cooper Rogers

Client | 2XU
2XU Chief Marketing Officer | Luke O’Shea
2XU Global Head of Community & Content | Nick Mangos

Production Company | It Started with Hay
Director, Producer & Writer | Tak Nakano
Director of Photography & Editor | Kris Mileski

Awards //

2022 Telly Awards – Silver Winner in Branded Content, Series: Non-scripted/Documentary
2022 Telly Awards – Bronze Winner in Online – Webseries: Non-scripted