Against All Odds

An action adventure game show in which five contestants must work together to complete a grueling three-day trek across Britain’s toughest landscapes

By National Film and Television School

Against All Odds contestants climbing Cautley Spout Waterfall (2017) by Lucy SmithNational Film and Television School

Synopsis

Five contestants are given five locked bags. Four contain blank paper, one contains £100,000 in cash. The team must then embark on a grueling three-day trek across the wilderness, covering exhausting distances and overcoming dangerous obstacles along the way.

If they make it to the finish line within the time limit they split the contents of their bags between them. But as the harrowing expedition takes its toll some team members may drop out, taking their bags and possibly the total prize-money with them. 

The show builds to the final reveal as the remaining contestants find the combination code to unlock their bags at the finish line. But will the money have even made it?

Against All Odds behind the scenes (2017) by Lucy SmithNational Film and Television School

FILM FACTS

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2017
LENGTH:   28 mins 52 secs   
COLOUR OR B&W:   Colour   
SOUND: Dolby Stereo 

Against All Odds contestants Ullswater Lake (2017) by Lucy SmithNational Film and Television School

Ullswater Lake

Contestants on the game show Against All Odds at Ullswater Lake

Ullswater Lake

Take a vitural tour around the Ullswater Lake, one of the locations for game show Against All Odds.

Against All Odds contestant Nadia Naim braving Cautley Spout Waterfall (2017) by Lucy SmithNational Film and Television School

Nadia Naim

One of the Against All Odds contestants, Nadia Naim, in action at Cautley Spout Waterfall.

Lining up a shot for Against All Odds shoot at The Infinity Bridge at Honister Slate Mine (2017) by Lucy SmithNational Film and Television School

Shooting across The Infinity Bridge at Honister Slate Mine.

Against All Odds Cast & Crew (2017) by Lucy SmithNational Film and Television School

Selected Crew

Directors and Producers
Lucy Smith
Jamie Minty

Camera
Mostyn Maltpress
Matt Murnaghan
Julie Rocque 

Location Sound 
Hosea Ntaborwa
Nick Olorenshaw
Rory Rea 

Composer 
Louis Dodd 

Dubbing Mixer 
Mark Bailey 

Sound Editor 
Sam Boulton

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