Film Review

Adventure Media Review, Film Review / 10.02.2014

As daytime temperatures creep slowly up above zero it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by a single notion. We still have at least six weeks of winter ahead of us. Frigid cold weather has made it difficult to get outside and even the most active among us have to dig deep to well up enough motivation for a morning jog, a few kilometers of cross-country skiing or an afternoon of ice climbing. But just when you think you can’t stand another day of the bone numbing chill a...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Cool on Kickstarter, Diversity, Environmental Journalism, Film Review, National Geographic, National Parks / 07.02.2014

At the heart of every great adventure there is a love story. And for National Geographic Young Explorer Juan Martinez, the long journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the craggy peaks of the Grand Tetons took a romantic turn on the day he met National Park Ranger Vanessa Torres. Both dedicated to introducing a new generation of American citizens to outdoor recreation Juan and Vanessa have begun a life together in service to the wild places they cherish as well as members of their community whose...

Adventure Media Review, Film Review, philanthropy, Snowboarding / 26.12.2013

[caption id="attachment_392249" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo by Adam Moran[/caption] Even if you’re not one to follow the hard tumble sport of snowboarding a new film will you put into perspective both the triumph and tragedy weighed in the balance of adventure sports. The HBO documentary The Crash Reel follows the real life rise and catastrophic fall of aspiring Olympic board rider Kevin Pierce. But unlike most stories that depict the heroic come back of an injured athlete this feature illustrates the wisdom and compassion it takes to learn when it’s...

Adventure Media Review, Expedition News, Film Review, Snowboarding / 12.12.2013

[caption id="attachment_376477" align="aligncenter" width="500"] photo by Tero Repo[/caption] In the modern era of adventure sports and exploration it should be no surprise that one of the world’s leading freeride snowboarders would seek out the most extreme alpine lines on the planet. In 2012, when champion slope shredder Xavier De Le Rue set his sights on the continent of Antarctica, he was looking for more than just steep terrain. Venturing out on a 65-foot motorized sailing yacht across Drake’s Passage, where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans converge, De Le Rue...

Adventure Media Review, Film Review / 11.12.2013

Fitz Cahall and the creative souls at his production company Duct Tape Then Beer delivered a much welcomed Christmas card. Two weeks before the holiday climbers and other adventure media fans got a surprise film trailer so rich with joy and excitement it’s hard not to feel thankful for the opportunities we all have to indulge with unbridled enthusiasm even the most mundane tasks of the season -like stringing up Christmas lights. The short film First Light came across my desk just as I settled into my day’s work....

Adventure Media Review, Diversity, Environmental Protection, Film Review, Fly Fishing, Fun Film Friday / 06.12.2013

The poetic grace of fly fishing matches pace with the rhymes and rhythms of hip-hop in a short film by Soul River entrepreneur Chad Brown. Released back in June this beautiful depiction of urban culture transposed over the backdrop of the natural world creates a bridge between the concrete streets and the free flowing streams that transect each of our lives. Inspired in part by a quote from Gandhi the film Conservation - Consciousness Runs Deep aims to draw stark parallels that will allow the audience to understand that...