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Tassie boys hit the highways

Motocross stunt rider and film-maker Levi Triffitt promotes his fundraising for autism in the Clarence Valley.
Motocross stunt rider and film-maker Levi Triffitt promotes his fundraising for autism in the Clarence Valley. Kate Matthews

TWO film-makers from Tasmania, brothers Levi and Jarom Triffitt, dropped into Iluka, Maclean, Yamba and Grafton on Thursday to promote their self-funded and action-packed DVD, Tassie Boys.

The film features Levi, Jarom and about 15 of their mates doing extreme sports, including freestyle motocross stunts, and clean-cut comedy.

"Tassie Boys has been popular around Tasmania and now throughout mainland Australia and online with our YouTube channel receiving over one million views," Levi said.

But the brothers said they did not want the film to be the main focus as their goal is to raise money and awareness to support families who are facing the challenges of autism, every day.

"Our brother Corom with autism has full-time care. However, many families around Australia do not, they may be stuck trying to run a business to survive, have three or four other kids in the family all while trying to cope with a severely autistic child who needs one-on-one care 24/7, as was the case for our parents when we were young," Levi said.

"Over the past 15 months Jarom and I have worked the streets of every city and small town in Tasmania and Victoria and also now parts of NSW and SA we are halfway to our goal of the whole of Australia. We have sold thousands of copies of the film and though it is our business a good part of the money raised will go to families of autism.

"We have met over 100,000 people in this time and many believe in what we are trying to do. The journey hasn't been easy for either of us we have been abused, called names and more."

All together they will be on the road for about eight months.

Topics:  dvd, film-makers, grafton, stunts, tasmania, tassie boys


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