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About The Inland Sea

The Inland Sea is an award-winning documentary web series chronicling a ten-week odyssey in Australia, created by Norwegian journalist Steinar Ellingsen. It is a component of a creative PhD, currently undertaken at La Trobe University in Melbourne.

Join Norwegian journalist Steinar Ellingsen and his crew as they set out to take on Australia for the first time. The crew consisted of a visual artist, a cameraman and a best boy. Their Australian Odyssey started in Melbourne and finished in the same place ten weeks later, after trekking 16,000 kilometers via Adelaide, Uluru, Alice Springs, Darwin, Broome, Perth and everywhere in between. Along the way they visit ecovillages, spot wildlife, interview seemingly random people with great stories to tell, search for UFOs, and even have a sit-down with royalty.

The team comprised of Norwegian artist Dida Sundet,
viking Eirik Laugerud and Melbournian cameraman Ben Hall.

The project is an experiment in convergence journalism and repurposing of documentary content, and an effort in new media self-education for a newspaper trained journo.

The project is partially funded by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University, and it is approved by the Faculty’s ethics committee.

For any queries regarding the project, please fill out the form below.


The Inland Sea title sequence animated and designed by Håvard Forland Isaksen and Stig Bratvold.

The Inland Sea Interactive travel map designed by Stig Bratvold, seamless functionality provided by Morten Warholm Haugen.

Title font “Hit the road” by Matthew Welch.

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