The Rookies | Episode 5, Finale: The Art of Suffering

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. 

In this final episode, the Rookies learn the art of suffering. We see how they prepare and perform from collectively taking on their first Ironman in Cairns. Has the training over the last five months been enough and will they be able to complete the course?

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 Australian Directors Guild – Nominee, Best Direction for Commercial Content
2022 Telly Awards – Silver Winner in Branded Content, Sports
2022 Telly Awards – Silver Winner in Online, Documentary: Individual
2022 Telly Awards – Bronze Winner in Branded Content, Directing
2022 Telly Awards – Bronze Winner in Online, Directing