Banff

5Point, Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Review / 28.10.2011

Cold, a short from Forge Motion Pictures by Cory Richards and Anson Fogel, is the quintessential mountain film. Pieced together with loving care within hours of its premiere this summer at the 5 Point Film Festival, the movie has merit for all the critical details that make adventure media a genre unto itself. Showing next week at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Alberta, Canada, Cold has all the elements that define the modern adventure flick with real, raw, and relevant content that inspires audiences to edge of their seats and the heights of their own ambitions.
Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Festival, Film preview, Manic Media Monday / 17.10.2011

  Last week the Banff Mountain Film Festival published its list of alpine inspired movies scheduled to be screened late this month in Alberta. A whopping 71 titles will be shown over nine days at the Canadian Rockies’ Banff Center. With adventure filmmakers, authors, athletes and activists en route from around the world to attend, the 2011 festival promises to be an exciting event to kick off another great winter season.
Adventure Media Review, Banff, Book Review, Expedition News, Film Festival, Interview, Podcast / 22.08.2011

An interview with writer and explorer Jon Turk Many of us put a lot on the line for the sake of adventure. And for writer and scientist Jon Turk the decision to paddle a kayak across the Pacific Ocean from Asia to North American was in keeping with a tradition of discovery as old as humanity itself. “You look for an audacious and bold plan that’s still feasible,” Turk said. “You look to be vulnerable and at the same time secure. And at that time, which was about 10 years...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Climbing, Interview, National Geographic, Podcast / 17.07.2011

  Many of us have a deep fascination with rock climbers. Big wall climbers in particular captivate our wonder and attention as we marvel that their daring feats of courage. And in the movie Alone on the Wall from Sender Films fans are introduced to a new breed of climber and the most breathtaking alpine style of all. Alex Honnold is one of those guys who has distinguished himself as a climber doing amazing things. Climbing the Yosemite big wall of Half Dome without a rope is what he’s best...

Banff, Film Festival, Film Review / 05.04.2011

  For Ruedi Beglinger and his family mountain culture is a way of life. Even after the tragic deaths of 7 friends and clients during an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies this climber and backcountry ski guide reconciles his love of high alpine snowfields with extreme caution and great respect for the inherent danger that surrounds him. A Life Ascending is a film directed Stephen Grynberg that illustrates the emotional heights and depths of an existence that offers incredible reward delicately balanced with great risk.
Banff, BASE Jumping, Breaking News, Climbing, Film preview / 04.04.2011

Adventure movies don't get a lot of airtime on TV. And fewer still get tapped for major awards. But Sender Films' feature Fly or Die has been nominated to receive an Emmy for Outstanding Camera Work. Shot on location under precarious circumstances of extreme heights, this film defies the challenges of rigging and equipment placement to make for one the best depictions of sport in 2010. "It’s a great validation to be nominated for the sports Emmy alongside major events like the world cup and the Olympics," said producer Peter Mortimer.  "It shows that even with our small guerilla crews we can capture some of the great sports moments of the year."