The Gruelling Production Behind The Revenant

The epic survival film has just won Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actor & Best Director at the Golden Globes

It’s been called “a living hell” to shoot. Life on the set of The Revenant, the extraordinary story of Hugh Glass, was anything but easy.

In A World Unseen, The Revenant’s Academy Award-winning visionary director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, reveals the incredible stories of perseverance and the deeply personal journey behind the creation of the feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.

“We are shooting in such remote far-away locations that, by the time we arrive and have to return, we have already spent 40% of the day,” Alejandro says of the demanding shoot.

“But those locations are so gorgeous and so powerful, they look like they have never been touched by a human being, and that's what I needed.”

With three wins at the Golden Globes, The Revenant moves towards the Academy Awards as a firm favourite.

Just last year, director Alejandro González Iñárritu won Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for Birdman. He was previously nominated for the ensemble drama Babel in 2007.

A World Unseen – premieres tonight at 9.30pm AEDT/NZDT on National Geographic Channel.

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