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Filmmaker James Crawley’s life has been captured on camera by his father Richard. But when he discovers some of his dad’s hidden tapes, James decides to make a film of his own.

Delving into a lifetime of home videos and new interviews with those closest to him, James pulls back the curtain and reveals the real Richard Crawley, an eccentric photographer and documentarian who lives atop a dormant volcano and whose approach to life is utterly explosive.


“It’s love, it’s grief, it’s loss… It’s remarkable”
– Brian Nankervis, ABC Radio

“A celebration of life”
– Sian Cain, The Guardian

– Jake Wilson, The Age

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You’ve seen enough Seinfeld. Admit you’re over The Office. Take a break from Love Island. Volcano Man is now streaming on Docplay. Watch it here.