Beneath Hill 60

Beneath Hill 60

Sloan Foundation Film

Release Date



  • Jeremy Sims


  • Brendan Cowell
  • Harrison Gilbertson
  • Steve Le Marquand


  • Hamptons International Film Festival, 2010

In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges.

Based on a true story, in 1916, mining engineer Oliver Woodward (Brendan Cowell) has to leave his new young love behind to join the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company in the mud and carnage of the Western Front in World War I. Deep beneath the German lines, Woodward and his secret platoon of Australian tunnelers struggle to maintain and extend a leaking labyrinthine tunnel system packed with enough high explosives to change the course of the war. 

Possible Topics

  • World War I tunnels as a remarkable feat of engineering
  • The latest underground tunneling methods and technology