Beau Miles. Award winning filmmaker, average gardener, poly-jobist, speaker, odd.

On a recent crossing of Bass Strait in a sea kayak, Beau was voted 5th worst dressed in a party of 5. Being offbeat and NQR speaks volumes about how Beau goes about life, and represents himself in the world, believing wholeheartedly that we are all weird. His offbeat stories of adventure exemplify a curious view of the human condition.

Films and Documentaries

Adventures and quirky projects.

Bass by Kayak (2017)

A 6 episode film series about a small expedition party crossing from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in sea kayaks.

Africa by Kayak (2010)

Starting in Mozambique and continuing along the South African coast, Beau paddles for 5 months and covers 2000kms around Africa.

Trials of Miles (2012)

Traversing Australia’s highest peaks, Beau battles injury, fatigue and ultimately himself over the famous Australian Alps Walking Track, becoming the first person to run the 650km trail.

LATEST UPLOAD

A Mile an Hour

A different kind of marathon; running one lap an hour, for 24hrs, around my perfectly mile long block. The rest of the time I do as much as possible; making things, odd jobs, fixing stuff. It's about running, doing, and thinking- the potentials of one, long, day.

Journal

Musings, articles, projects, updates and Q&A’s.

Q&A

Q&A write up: Walking 100k to Work

Over two full days and a night- spent in a bush under the glow of a petrol station, I walked 100km to work, living off the side of the road, having left home with nothing but the clothes on my back. I found 2 iphones, an ipad (Siri was yapping…
A Mile an Hour

A Mile an Hour

My tiny farm is a triangle within a diamond. The short western fence-line joins longer southern and northern sides- sealed roads, that come to a sharp point (where hoon drivers go sideways into the ditch. I go down with a cuppa and watch as they dig themselves out). An awkwardly…
Trail Running

Me runnin’ shoes

Picture yourself as a kid, a younger less freckled (I’m a ginger and can map the years of dots like rings of a tree) version wearing your then favourite t-shirt. This t-shirt was rumoured to be worn by Zeus, or the Fonz, or both. It would get you the girls,…
Trail Running

Alps training grind

In any given day, you have to face your demons; when to run. If it's first thing in the morning, the first 5 minutes of groggyness is a complete con. You have to gee-yourself into action. It's a hard sell. Coffee, crap breakfast tv and a heaped bowl of museli…
Trail Running
The simple life of the track
Trail Running
Continuing AAWT washup
Trail Running
Final week before the run
Journal
Commute loot!
Bass by Kayak
A product of the 70’s
Bass by Kayak
A smaller then bigger crew, then back to smaller…
Feature article
The first, worst trail running guide
Bass by Kayak
Bass Strait Bumfittness

Upcoming Events

Film festivals, screenings, projects, and workshops.

Monash Film Night
11th of October, 2018
Kicking off with my latest short film, 'how to make a paddle from junk'. The night will support the Bob Brown foundation by showing takayna- a great film about an amazing place.
ISKES 2018
11th to 15th of November, 2018
Convening the 2nd International Sea Kayaking Educators Symposium - at Wilsons Promontory National Park, Australia. It'd be great to see you there!