Gill Statham has lived life on the edge.
An English girl growing up in a loving middle-class family in Nottingham, England in the 1970s, Gill was unsure about where she fit in the world. But a ‘rite of passage’ backpacking trip around the world would change the course of her life forever.
A serendipitous meeting with a stunt coordinator at a swimming pool on the other side of the world, in Sydney’s inner suburbs, opened the doors to a stellar career in stunt work that would see her perform in some of the most iconic blockbuster movies of all time – and lead her to marrying her soulmate.
Whilst striving for career success, Gill endured the pain and torment of unthinkable loss and tragedy. Her grief was compounded when she lost her sister, her mother, and a father who had been her guiding light and inspiration.
Climbing Kilimanjaro, the eventual joy of parenthood, and finding spiritual enlightenment in India were all parts of a journey where she constantly sought to define what her role in this world was all about, and to find her true self.
Obsidian: Life On the Edge is a story of love, loss, euphoric highs, and heart-wrenching lows – but it is also uplifting and inspiring, and will leave you with admiration and respect for a young girl who dared to dream wild.