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2 June 2011

Films 2011

DREAM RESULT People’s Choice Award for Radical Reels USA, 2009, 17 minutes Directed by Rush SturgesProduced by Tyler Bradt Classification: General – coarse language A group of top athletes and friends are driven by passion to explore the limits of possibility. Expeditions to Norway and a quest for waterfalls throughout Argentina and the US are […]

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DREAM RESULT
People’s Choice Award for Radical Reels
USA, 2009, 17 minutes
Directed by Rush SturgesProduced by Tyler Bradt
Classification: General – coarse language
A group of top athletes and friends are driven by passion to explore the limits of possibility. Expeditions to Norway and a quest for waterfalls throughout Argentina and the US are all part of the program in Dream Result — so hang on for theride!

THE SWISS MACHINE
USA, 2010, 20 minutes
Produced by Nick Rosen and Peter Mortimer
Ueli Steck may be the greatest speed alpinist the world has ever seen. In The Swiss Machine, Steck tells of his recordbreaking ascents in the Alps, accompanied by stunning aerial footage that captures him racing up 2500-metre alpine faces. When he joins Alex Honnold in Yosemite, Steck sets his ultimate goal: to take his one-man alpine speed game to the largest, highest walls in the world.

FLY OR DIE
Special Jury Mention
USA, 2009, 24 minutes
Produced by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen
Classification: General – coarse language
A bold new climbing innovation — Free BASE — is the creation of cutting-edge climber Dean Potter. In Fly or Die Pottercombines free solo climbing and BASE jumping, on a quest to master disciplines that will lead to a daring evolution of the sport.

AS IT HAPPENS
USA, 2010, 16 minutes
Directed and produced by Renan Ozturk and Cory Richards
Classification: General – coarse language
Renan Ozturk and Cory Richards “go rogue” and file video dispatches from their attempt at the first ascent of Nepal’s 6,000 meter Tawoche Himal. As it Happens takes these individual pieces and ties them together in one well-made story that lets a challenging trip unfold as it happens.

KRANKED KIDS — JUST DOWN THE ROAD
Canada, 2010, 4 minutes
Directed and produced by Björn Enga
Classification: General – no advisory
Kranked Kids – Just down the road is a delightful four-minute coming-of-age mountain bike parody.

DEEPER
USA, 2010, 27 minutes
Directed by Jeremy Jones
Produced by Steve Jones
Classification: Parental Guidance – coarse language
Follow Jeremy Jones and other top freeriders as they venture past the boundaries of helicopters, snowmobiles, and lifts to explore untouched realms. Hang on tight in Deeper as Jones faces the biggest challenges he has ever encountered in snowboarding. All night hikes, sleeping on peaks, camping 65 miles from civilization, 20 below temperatures, 10 day storms, and 30 kilometre days bring the adventure back into riding. This film is 100 per cent carbon neutral.

CROSSING THE DITCH
Best Film on Exploration and Adventure
Australia, 2009, 55 minutes
Produced by Greg Quail, Douglas Howard, an dJustin Jones
Classification: General – coarse languageSpanning 2200 kilometres between Australia and New Zealand, the Tasman Sea is one of the world’s deadliest and most treacherous oceans. No one had ever successfully navigated the Tasman by kayak, although many had tried. Crossing the Ditch tells the story of two young Australians, James Castrission and Justin Jones, who battle ten-metre towering waves, massive storms, shark-filled seas, and strong currents to conquer the Tasman Sea.

PARKING GARAGE: BEYOND THE LIMIT
USA, 2008, 4 minutes
Directed by John Dabrowski
Produced by Mark Odlum
Classification: General – No Advisory
A spoof of the Discovery Channel Show, Everest: Beyond the Limit.

LIFE CYCLES
Canada, 2010, 14 minutes
Directed and produced by Ryan Gibb and Derek Frankowski
Classification: General – no advisory
Filmed in Ultra HD, Life Cycles provides some of the most visually stunning images the mountain sports world has everseen. It’s a beautiful celebration of the bicycle, and is sure to amaze anyone who has ever ridden one.

INTO DARKNESS
USA, 2010, 15 minutes
Directed and produced by John Waller
Classification: General – no advisory
Into Darkness is a short adventure essay about the experience of exploring the secret underworld of caves. Journey along with a group of cavers who push through impossibly small passages to access some of the final frontiers on Earth. The images and sounds of spectacular and remote wilderness caves will reveal a fantastic world unlike anything we experience on the surface.

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