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Adventure Media Review, Film preview, Skiing, Skiing / 23.05.2011

 

  Sweetgrass Productions’ Nick Waggoner posts another installment of the advance screening series “On the Road With Solitaire.” Episode IV: Low Tide laments the drudgeries of film production in poor snow conditions though the bitter cold Andes Mountains of South America. “Argentine women, though some may think they’re a God send are more practically the devil’s handy work,” opines the narrator “Or moral landmines on the road to anywhere other than drink, party, dance, ski repeat.”
Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Diversity, Environmental Justice, Film preview, National Parks, PBS / 18.05.2011

Travel is an event of transformation. In 1961 a long bus ride from Washington D.C. to New Orleans changed the world forever. But the PBS American Experience documentary “The Freedom Riders” will likely do little to alter your perspective of a journey upon the open road. Instead I hope that it will open your awareness to the fear and vulnerability a conspicuous minority will face even today while traveling and exposed to the hostility of an entitled majority.

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."
Film preview, Film Review, Magazines, National Geographic / 29.03.2011

The world of adventure has always meant life on the edge. But now that so many of our planet’s wonders have been thoroughly explored the boundaries that separate mundane and magnificent are getting harder and harder to find. That’s why National Geographic Adventure has commissioned a new video series called Fringe Elements. These documentary shorts profile those athletes who are pushing the envelope of endurance sports to a whole new level.
Banff, Breaking News, Film Festival, Film preview / 15.11.2010

[caption id="attachment_4245" align="aligncenter" width="497" caption="From The Asgard Project, winner of the award for Best Film on Climbing, 2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival."][/caption]

After a terrific week in celebration of adventure culture the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is hitting the road this week. With it’s first stops through the state of Montana the new series of action pics both long and short are making the rounds throughout North America. You’ll find below a complete list of the films listed on the tour.
Banff, Breaking News, Cycling, Film preview, Outdoor Recreation, philanthropy / 25.06.2010

My good friend adventure filmmaker Dominic Gill is in a tight spot and he needs your help. Just when he was about to embark upon another epic transcontinental bicycle trip his partner Ernie Greenwald has taken ill. The 76-year-old cancer patient suffered a bout of pneumonia after a round of chemotherapy  and simply can not peddle along the 4,000-mile journey as planned from California to New York. But Dom still hopes to make the ride. And in the classic fashion of his award-winning film of the same title he hopes to find a few people across America to "Take A Seat" and cycle their way across the country in Ernie's place. There's only one catch. You have to be disabled.