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And the winners are

Willie & Andrew!

After 12 months, 7 states, 33,000kms and heaps of adventure activities, the winners of the ultimate Australian roadtrip have been chosen! Willie and Andrew took on the Northern Territory in their Van-Tastic Adventures roadtrip… and now are taking home the $10,000 prize! Congratulations guys!

  • The Long and Whining Road Roadtrip Australia: Video 1 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip in Australia, Willie and Andrew start their Van-Tastic Adventure by driving up to the Northern Territory!! (And annoying the H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS out of one another, too!)

  • HOLEY PEDY!! Roadtrip Australia: Video 2 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Willie and Andrew pass through South Australia to tour the cool opal-mining town: Coober Pedy.

  • Opal of my Eye Roadtrip Australia: Video 3 - Northern Territory

    Things get heart-poundingly spooky and head-poundingly clumsy when Willie and Andrew visit Coober Pedy's Old Timers Mine on their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures.

  • The Toll of the Wild Roadtrip Australia: Video 4 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip through Northern Territory, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Andrew and Willie spend a hellish 30 seconds in the desert before being saved by Kings Creek Station.

  • The Rock Roadtrip Australia: Video 5 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Willie and Andrew struggle to find things they're allowed to film at Uluru.

  • An Educational Video about Uluru Roadtrip Australia: Video 6 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Andrew and Willie attempt to be genuinely informative for the first (and last) time ever.

  • Tales of Scales Roadtrip Australia: Video 7 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Willie and Andrew visit the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Andrew plays with lizards. Willie runs from them.

  • The Dingo Lingo Roadtrip Australia: Video 8 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia, Andrew and Willie visit Stuarts Well Roadhouse, where they meet Dinky the Singing Dingo. Who is a dingo. That sings. While playing the piano.

  • Kangaroo Fever Roadtrip Australia: Video 9 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures Willie falls in love with a kangaroo. This one gets weird.

  • Weirded Out in Wycliffe Well Roadtrip Australia: Video 10 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory with Van-Tastic Adventures, Andrew and Willie hunt for signs of alien life in Wycliffe Well, the UFO capital of Australia.

  • Home, Home on the Ranch Roadtrip Australia: Video 11 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Andrew and Willie take cowboy lessons at Kelly's Ranch in Tennant Creek.

  • Daily Dose of Daly Waters Roadtrip Australia: Video 12 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Andrew and Willie leave their legacy at Daly Water's Pub and cross the Tropic of Capricorn.

  • Meet Jenni Roadtrip Australia: Video 13 - Northern Territory

    On their roadtrip through the Northern Territory of Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Andrew's Australian friend joins in on the fun in Darwin!

  • Final Documentary Roadtrip Australia: Video 14 - Northern Territory

    In their final documentary for Van-Tastic Adventures, Willie and Andrew discover a DVD that changes their lives and teaches them how to survive the Northern Territory of Australia.

  1. The Long and Whining Road
  2. Holy Pedy
  3. Opal of my Eye
  4. The Toll of the Wild
  5. The Rock
  6. An Educational Video about Uluru
  7. Tales of Scales
  8. The Dingo Lingo
  9. Kangaroo Fever
  10. Weirded Out in Wycliffe Well
  11. Home, Home on the Ranch
  12. Daily Dose of Daly Waters
  13. Meet Jenni
  14. Final Documentary

About Willie & Andrew

The American team completed the 6th leg of the Van-Tastic Adventure – the Northern Territory outback. Willie Concepción is originally from Miami, Florida and Andrew Adams is from Baltimore, Maryland. The two met while in university where they developed their filmmaking, writing and directing skills, as well as their comedic talent. With their passion for film, travel, and new experiences, Willie and Andrew kept us entertained throughout their six week roadtrip and truly captured the spirit of a roadtrip adventure.

The Prize

As our Van-Tastic Adventures winners, Willie and Andrew have won $10,000AUD and two flights with Virgin Blue to keep them travelling.

Their Reaction

Willie is working at as a camp counsellor; he’s not allowed to answer his phone. When we call to tell him the news, he sneaks into the nearest closet to talk. Andrew is at the Flaming Lips concert in Central Park. When we call him, he runs through the crowd to where he can hear better (as the band is coming out on stage in human-size hamster balls).

"The realization comes in bursts. First it's overwhelming. Then confusing. Do people realize what won? Our videos had fart jokes in them, and highlighted playground games like "Safety." But mostly I feel humbled and incredibly joyous that people enjoyed watching." - Willie


"It's affirming, really, which is what's most valuable to me. Willie and I both chose to study arts in college, knowing full well how low the rate of success is in such fields. So to earn such an amazing opportunity in the first place, and then to know that our work touched people in such a way and was actually entertaining -- it means a lot. It lets us know that we didn't make a mistake, and that we were right to study what we love." - Andrew

What's next?

"I was about ready to quit acting because I wasn't sure that my career was going anywhere. Then this news came. And now I KNOW that this is the only thing I want to do with my life. So I've decided to save the money and use it to make a feature film." – Willie

"Together we're working on a script, a dark comedy that we can make on a super low budget. Using the award money, we're hoping to get a nice camera, to move to New York and get involved in the comedy and film scenes there, and to start funding a film. Basically, we're hoping to use the money to launch careers in film. We're also hoping to use the recognition in pitches to other tourism bureaus, ideally ones that would fund more travel and more videography." - Andrew

"Just winning the road trip was a dream come true, but now all the additional rewards can make all the rest of our dreams a reality, too. This award has rejuvenated us and reaffirmed all the risky decisions we've made up to this point. It's an honor. Thank you so much for taking a risk on two wacky guys that live their lives by the "Yes And" rules of improvisation. And we're really sorry about all the fart jokes."
- Willie & Andrew

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