ABOUT THE JOURNEY
“Jon Beardmore, 38 and frustrated with his 9-5 career, makes a decision that will change his life forever.
He is inspired by Peter Hopkirk’s classic book The Great Game, On Secret Service in High Asia, and armed with a burning desire to return to Afghanistan to play a game of cricket.”
In the spring of 2013, Jon sets out on an extraordinary nine-month solo overland journey across Central Asia in a 20 year Landcruiser called Boris and only his mascot Kiwi Ted for company. And he sets off with one burning question in mind – is Central Asia really as dangerous as we’re led to believe?
The challenge to navigate across 30,000 miles and 30 countries becomes a true test of perseverance, tenacity and desire to overcome obstacles and the unexpected physical and mental challenges.
It’s a journey where Jon learns more about the human nature than he could possibly imagine. Where he explores the man-made borders that have turned people into enemies and discovers, when it all comes down to it, people are essentially the same, everywhere in the world.
The Great Game is a story that will challenge your perspectives and preconceived ideas of an area of the world, which people have made huge assumptions about, and yet know very little.
The Great Game is due to be released after the London Charity Premiere, on Monday 10th October 2016 as a digital download and video stream.