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24 March 2012

Films 2012

Deepsea Under The Pole France, 2010, 53 minutes Directed by: Thierry Robert Produced by: Sylvie Barbe, Jean-Marc Robert Website: www.deepseaunderthepolenews.com Classification: General Focus: adventure, polar exploration, diving Adrenaline Factor: medium Subtitles: no – Dubbed from French Sponsor Recognition: brief mention in credits Other Tours/TV: broadcast in Europe Film Synopsis: An intrepid crew of scientists and […]

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Deepsea Under The Pole
France, 2010, 53 minutes
Directed by: Thierry Robert
Produced by: Sylvie Barbe, Jean-Marc Robert
Website: www.deepseaunderthepolenews.com
Classification: General
Focus: adventure, polar exploration, diving
Adrenaline Factor: medium
Subtitles: no – Dubbed from French
Sponsor Recognition: brief mention in credits
Other Tours/TV: broadcast in Europe
Film Synopsis: An intrepid crew of scientists and explorers takes the ultimate plunge – scuba-diving beneath the North Pole in temperatures so low that a special heating device is
required in their diving suits. Over a two-month period, they overcome incredible obstacles to give us a rare kaleidoscopic glimpse of the ice from below, and the luminescent sea creatures they encounter.

Grand Libre au Grand Cap
France, 2011, 18 minutes
Directed and produced by: Bertrand Delapierre
Website: www.bertranddelapierre.com
Classification: General – coarse language
Focus: Climbing
Adrenaline Factor: Medium
Subtitles: Yes, from French
Sponsor Recognition: A few logos at the start, list in credits
Other Tours/TV: none known
Film Synopsis: Join Arnaud Petit and Stéphanie Bodet as they attempt what might be the toughest route in the Alps, a majestic 3,900 metre pinnacle that juts from the Mont Blanc
Massif – Grand Capucin. Close camera work and lively discussion along the route allow us intimate access to a refreshing and effective climbing partnership.

Hanuman Airlines USA, 2011, 26 minutes
Directed by: Hamilton Pevec
Produced by: Kimberly Phinney, David Arrufat, Wildes Antoninoli
Website: www.theultimatedescent.com/
Classification: General
Focus: Paragliding, climbing, exploration
Adrenaline Factor: Medium
Subtitles: lots, multiple placements on screen
Sponsor Recognition: brief logos at start and end
Other Tours/TV: none known Film Synopsis: Two Nepali adventurers channel the Hindu God of Wind on their mission to launch a paraglider from Mount Everest’s summit and travel to an ocean they have never seen.

Kadoma
Best Film – Exploration and Adventure Sponsored by Nemo USA, 2011, 42 minutes
Directed and produced by: Ben Stookesbury
Website: www.clearh2ofilms.com
Classification: Parental guidance – coarse language
Focus: Exploration, kayaking
Adrenaline Factor: Medium/High
Subtitles: very limited
Sponsor Recognition: brief, at end
Other Tours/TV: Telluride, EOFT, Adventure Film Fest (USA)
Film Synopsis: “Kadoma” is the nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who is known for exploring some of Africa’s wildest rivers. In December 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the
Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck.

On Assignment: Jimmy Chin USA, 2010, 6 minutes
Directed and produced by: Renan Ozturk
Website: www.camp4collective.com
Classification: General
Focus: photography, climbing, outdoor culture
Adrenaline Factor: Low/Medium
Subtitles: no
Sponsor Recognition: at start and end
Other Tours/TV: Telluride, Adventure Film Fest (USA)
Film Synopsis: A brief portrait of a passionate athlete who has melded climbing and photography. Jimmy Chin believes that “the most honest photos happen when both the subject and the photographer are just in the moment, and the rest of the world has just fallen away.”

On the Trail of Genghis Khan: The Last Frontier
People’s Choice Award – On the Trail of Genghis Khan (series), Sponsored by V.I.O.
Australia, 2011, 46 minutes
Directed by: Tim Cope
Produced by: Richard Dennison
Website: www.timcopejourneys.com
Classification: General
Focus: adventure, exploration, culture
Adrenaline Factor: Low/Medium
Subtitles: some
Sponsor Recognition: no
Other Tours/TV: broadcast as 6 part series in Australia, 4 part series in other areas
Film Synopsis: On an epic journey of truly historic proportions, Australian Tim Cope,
his band of horses, and his dog Tigon travel overland 10,000 km from Mongolia to Hungary, following the footsteps of legendary warrior and nomad Genghis Khan. Cope visits distant parts of the world rarely seen, places on the cusp of modernity yet proud of nomadic traditions. The Last Frontier captures the culmination of his stunning three-year journey, the crossing of the Carpathian Mountains.

Reel Rock: Ice Revolution
USA, 2011, 13 minutes
Directed and produced by: Josh Lowell
Website: www.senderfilms.com
Classification: Parental guidance – coarse language
Focus: Ice Climbing
Adrenaline Factor: Medium/High
Subtitles: no
Sponsor Recognition: at beginning
Other Tours/TV: Reel Rock
Film Synopsis: A revolution is taking place, led by Canadian maniac Will Gadd. After 30 years of ice climbing, Gadd has finally realized his dream of climbing radically overhanging, heinously difficult ice at British Columbia’s spectacular Helmcken Falls. Gadd and Tim Emmett dodge exploding icicle bombs and send the hardest pure ice climb in the world.

Reel Rock: Origins – Obe & Ashima
USA, 2011, 23 minutes
Directed and produced by: Josh Lowell
Website: www.senderfilms.com
Classification: General – coarse language
Focus: Bouldering, competition
Adrenaline Factor: medium
Subtitles: limited (from Japanese)
Sponsor Recognition: at beginning
Other Tours/TV: Reel Rock
Film Synopsis: There’s a nine-year-old girl from New York City taking the bouldering world by storm, and her name is Ashima Shiraishi. Guided by her coach and former bouldering star Obe Carrion, this tiny master is crushing competitions and raising the bar for her peers. A trip to the bouldering mecca of Hueco Tanks provides a glimpse of the past for Obe and the start of amazing new adventures for Ashima.

Reel Rock: Sketchy Andy
USA, 2011, 22 minutes
Directed by: Peter Mortimer
Produced by: Nick Rosen
Website: www.senderfilms.com
Classification: Parental guidance – coarse language, nudity
Focus: Slack lining, BASE Jumping, craziness!
Adrenaline Factor: High!
Subtitles: no
Sponsor Recognition: at beginning
Other Tours/TV: Reel Rock
Film Synopsis: American climbing dirtbag Andy Lewis is taking the discipline of slacklining into the future as he solos the world’s longest high-lines and masters the hardest aerial tricks, while pushing his equipment to the limit. As Andy goes higher, harder, and faster
with climbing, slack, and B.A.S.E., we all wonder how far he can go before it’ll be one step over the line.

Seasons: Fall
USA, 2010, 4 minutes
Directed and produced by: Skip Armstrong
Website: www.forgemotionpictures.com
Classification: General
Focus: kayaking
Adrenaline Factor: low/medium
Subtitles: no
Sponsor Recognition: no
Other Tours/TV: none known
Film Synopsis: Deep canyons with steep, spring-fed creeks provide Kate Wagner with a
soul-session in this paddling paradise.

Seasons: Winter USA, 2011, 4 minutes
Directed and produced by: Skip Armstrong
Website: www.forgemotionpictures.com
Classification: General
Focus: kayaking
Adrenaline Factor: Medium
Subtitles: no
Sponsor Recognition: no
Other Tours/TV: Telluride, Backcountry Film Fest
Film Synopsis: Brian Ward discovers an unexpected and new-found love for water,
in its frozen and expanded form.

Towers of the Ennedi USA, 2011, 14 minutes
Directed and produced by: Renan Ozturk
Website: www.camp4collective.com
Classification: General –coarse language
Focus: climbing, exploration
Adrenaline Factor: Medium
Subtitles: a few (from Italian)
Sponsor Recognition: at start and end
Other Tours/TV: Telluride, Adventure Film Fest (USA), Adventure Film Fest (UK)
Film Synopsis: The Ennedi Desert of Chad is a hot, sand-scoured and unfriendly place. But from its vast belly rise clusters of breathtakingly lovely spires, towers, and rock formations.
Veteran climber Mark Synnott – known more for his far-flung adventures than his technical accomplishments – brings young climbing stars Alex Honnold and James Pearson to the Ennedi to explore its untouched landscapes.

The Trail Collector
Switzerland, 2010, 5 minutes
Directed and produced by: Tom Malecha
Website: www.filme-von-draussen.ch
Classification: General
Focus: Mountain Biking
Adrenaline Factor: Medium
Subtitles: a few at start
Sponsor Recognition: no
Other Tours/TV: none known
Film Synopsis: People collect all kinds of things: stamps, coins, art – this is a collection of trails.

Blue Obsession USA, 2011, 8 minutes
Directed by: Alan Gordon, Jordan Halland
Produced by: Alan Gordon
Website: www.blueobsessionfilm.com
Classification: General
Focus: Ice climbing
Adrenaline Factor: medium
Subtitles: no
Sponsor Recognition: brief listing at start and end
Other Tours/TV: none known
Film Synopsis: The beautiful and ever-changing icefalls of Alaskan glaciers provide a stunning setting for some unusual ice climbing adventures.

All.I.Can: The Short Cut (special edit for Banff Tour)
Best Feature-length Mountain Film, Sponsored by Town of Banff
Canada, 2011, 11 minutes
Directed by: Dave Mossop, Eric Crossland
Produced by: Malcolm Sangster, Eric Crosland
Website: www.sherpascinema.com
Classification: General
Focus: Snow sports
Adrenaline Factor: Medium/High
Subtitles: No
Sponsor Recognition: at end, very brief
Other Tours/TV: own tour
Film Synopsis: Stunning time-lapse sequences, creative visuals, great skiers, and deep powder are highlights of this excerpt from the award-winning feature film that looks at snow sports and the environment.

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