'Destination Arnold' tells the story of two Indigenous women who share a big dream – to make it to the Arnolds – an invitation only bodybuilding competition being held in Australia for the first time. To get there they will have to endure months of training, dieting and competitions. Throughout the film we follow Tash and Kylene as they push their bodies to the limit sacrificing family and friends all for one purpose.Destination Arnold is a roller-coaster ride of emotion with viewers sharing their journeys and getting a firsthand look at what it takes to be a champion.<p>
Producer Michaela Perske comments “I feel this film sits in the world of great sporting doc’s like Hoop Dreams – although it didn’t take 7 years at times it felt like it would never end! You take a huge risk embarking on films such as this. There are so many external forces that are out of your control. People change their minds. Circumstances change. What sounded like a great idea at the time isn’t really that appealing when it comes to crunch time. How many of us have set challenges and not seen them through? While the film is about the challenges of bodybuilding for me it’s about the challenges of life and how do you move on from your past. At its heart it’s also a film about friendship and having people believe in you to help you believe in yourself. It’s also about how we deal with our past and how we shake off the limits other people place on you. Tash and Kylene are both prime examples of what it takes to overcome hurdles and surpass people’s expectations of you."
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