5Point to MountainFilm Tour

5Point, 5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Film Review, Mountain Film, National Parks, Uncategorized / 26.07.2012

Explorer Rich Rudow enjoys a view of the Grand Canyon few human beings have ever seen. While visitors to the national park typically see this natural wonder from the top down he and his team of canyoneers offer a rare vantage point from deep within. As they make their way through a menagerie of slots and passageways the team treats moviegoers to a rare glimpse of ancient beauty in the adventure film directed by Dan Ransom called The Last of the Great Unknown. Both documentary and action film this...

5Point, 5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Review, Interview, National Geographic, Photography / 24.07.2012

 [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401"] From left: Renan Ozturk, Jimmy Chin, and Conrad Anker; Photograph by Jimmy Chin[/caption]   Adventure movie fans fortunate enough to attend 5Point or Mountainfilm festivals in 2012 got a sneak peek of an amazing film project in progress. House of Cards from Camp 4 Productions details the three-year journey of climbers Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, and Conrad Anker as they make an epic first ascent of the  Shark’s Fin on the 20,700-foot (6,309-meter) Meru Massif in the Garhwal Himalaya of India. With footage from two expeditions—and...

5Point, 5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Film Review, Mountain Film / 25.06.2012

At the heart of any great adventure story are the passionate souls who risk life and limb in pursuit of their dreams. Today modern explorers seem compelled to put themselves under dicy circumstances just to see what's over the next horizon. But have you ever wondered what inspires them to return home? The new web series Wild Love gives audiences an intimate view into the lives of leading adventure athletes and the relationships that bring greater meaning to an otherwise solitary existences. Having premiered three episodes at the...

5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Climate Change, Environmental Protection, Film Festival, Film Review, Mountain Film / 11.06.2012

Environmental protection is hardly a laughing matter. Companies with offices around the world are stepping up efforts to minimize their impact on the planet by going green and there's nothing funny about it. But a film by Jonathan Browning and Screaming Frog Productions shows what can happen when a cubical commander and his corporate overlords take their responsibilities for recycling and reducing waste a bit too seriously. With the management style of Steve Carell an office boss hires a stealthy black-clad warrior to enforce new policies of...

5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Mountain Film / 31.05.2012

It’s likely each of us will come away from Telluride wondering exactly what it is that we learned at MountainFilm. Despite another late night watching adventure movies at the outdoor theater on the edge of town I woke up Tuesday morning at the ungodly hour of 6AM. As I rose to begin the three-day drive back home to Wisconsin I found myself pondering that illusive question feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything that I had taken in over these past five days. As a reporter I’m tasked with recounting...

5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, BASE Jumping, Film Festival, Moab / 26.05.2012

How can you be uninspired when you have friends who can fly? An entire world of possibilities unfolds before you when they encourage you to take flight as well. And though most would consider BASE Jumping more like a controlled fall, the moment you take that leap into space a thousand feet above the ground you cast aside the fear and limitations that deny the true nature of your essential self. Through adventure we experience sensations of ecstatic joy that lead us to believe that we can make...