Clive Neeson, Director of LAST PARADISE

LAST PARADISE is the lifetime work of physicist, educational speaker and adventurer, Clive Neeson. Clive currently attends  screenings of the film to inspire the audience on adventure, science and pursuing their own dreams.

Clive Sta Barb

Clive grew up on safari in East Africa as his parents filmed wild animals during the 1950’s. In New Zealand and Australia, he joined a group of young mavericks who would become the pioneers of today’s extreme sports. Clive studied atomic physics and electronics under renowned physicist and disciple of Ernest Rutherford, Professor Bruce Liley graduating with Masters degree. He worked internationally in energy development and technology innovation including the first climate monitoring systems. Living a double life between extreme sports madmen and the conservative scientific community, Clive filmed the journey from experimental beginnings, building his own filming accessories to get a closer perspective of action sports and the unique beauty of extreme New Zealand and Australia.

In 2007, Clive had the unique opportunity to digitally master 45 years of film footage in high quality at Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post, Wellington and to create “Last Paradise” film.

Clive Neeson Kite Surfng 2012

Clive Neeson: “The main thrust of the film is to inspire people to pursue their life’s dream, to study the physical sciences, and form a personal relationship with the natural wilderness in the hope that they will be moved to save it.  The 45 year journey gives the audience an insight to how much the world has changed in one lifetime so they can get a first hand vision of where we are going and what “normal” was for the planet. All in the spirit of fun.

Clive Neeson Portrait Helmet Cam

“Tomorrow’s protectors of the wilderness are the kids who play in it today”.

Clive Neeson filming in Canada

Clive Neeson filming in Canada