An Irish businessman, an Australian actress, an American baseball player and a Briitish bodyguard attempt to complete the four most difficult ultra marathon races on Earth– a goal previously only attempted by professional athletes.

Desert Runners

Action & Adventure | Documentary | Sports | 2013


Samantha Gash, Tremaine Kent, David O’Brien, Ricky Paugh, Marie O’Brien, Colin O’Brien


A diverse cast of non-professional runners attempt to complete the most difficult ultramarathon race series on Earth. Their dramatic journey takes them across the world’s most picturesque yet brutal landscapes, pushing their bodies, hearts and spirits through a myriad of external and internal obstacles. DESERT RUNNERS delves into the mindset of ultra-athletes, and the complex ways in which human beings deal with both heartbreak and triumph.


Jennifer Steinman, Yael Melamede, Diana Iles Parker


Jennifer Steinman

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Winner, Best Documentary Feature Hamptons International Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Audience Award for International Films Vancouver International Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, Mill Valley Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2014
Official Selection, Planete+ Doc Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Seattle International Film Festival 2014