INTO THE LOST DESERT, now available exclusively on Tubi. Tubi is FOX’s free streaming service with over 30,000 movies and television shows from over 250 content partners, including every major studio.
the feature-length documentary film, INTO THE LOST DESERT had its debut on August 1, 2021 exclusively on FOX Entertainment’s free streaming service, Tubi. The company previously announced the acquisition of INTO THE LOST DESERT by STXfilms for distribution.
Directed by Christopher Cassel, INTO THE LOST DESERT follows extreme desert explorer, Max Calderan as he pursues his lifelong dream to cross the last uncharted desert on earth, the Rub’ al Khali.
In a lifetime spent crossing deserts on foot, Calderan has survived some of the most extreme and difficult terrain on earth, pushing his body to its limits to endure the most inhospitable environments anywhere. Until now, only one expedition has been beyond his grasp: the Rub’ al Khali, the massive desert in the Arabian peninsula; its 700-mile west-to-east span has never been crossed in recorded history. Now, at age 50, Calderan will make the attempt, braving the extreme heat (averaging 117 degrees Fahrenheit), shifting sand dunes towering up to 1000 feet, poisonous snakes, spiders, scorpions, and any number of life-threatening challenges. As each day of his trek becomes more punishing than the last, Calderan will find the force of will from within and set a new standard for endurance that marks not only the crowning achievement of his life, but a remarkable and inspiring story of one man’s capacity to lead, putting one foot in front of the other.
“I met Max Calderan in 2016 and was immediately taken by his charisma, passion, and mission to accomplish his lifelong dream. I wanted to tell Max’s story and document his last, greatest challenge – to cross the largest sand desert in the world. I’m very proud of our film crew, who captured this inspiring story in one of the world’s harshest, deadliest, and most remote deserts,” says Sprague. “This is an inspiring story about a man pursuing his lifelong dream. It’s a story about perseverance and passion. And it’s a story about one of the least traveled to, most inhospitable places on earth.”
The crew included Michael Haertlein (Jane Goodall: The Hope) as Director of Photography, Marcelino Belizario (Bad Suns) on Aerial Cinematography, Adriano Bravo (Human Weapon) as Sound Recordist, Benjamin Frank as Assistant Camera, and Rosie Walunas (But It Doesn’t Have Me) as the Editor.
Running Time: 83 minutes