Okay, I’m no real climber, I’m not in the scene or in the know—but I am a fan of Sender Films. Their latest, The Sharp End, debuts in Boulder this week. More info from those who are in the know:
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 September 2008
For more information, please contact: Abbey Smith 303.503.9077 [email protected]
2008 REEL ROCK Film Tour
The third annual REEL ROCK Film Tour, launching September 10th in Boulder, CO delivers the year’s most exciting climbing and adventure films to audiences in over 80 cities around the world. More than just film screenings, REEL ROCK shows are festive events where climbers and outdoors lovers gather to celebrate their shared passion for adventure.
Presented by Windstopper and The North Face, REEL ROCK events feature the latest releases from the award-winning filmmakers at Sender Films and Big UP Productions, plus new thrilling short films, gear giveaways, appearances by top climbers, and fundraising for local and national non-profit organizations.
For the first time in 2008, aspiring producers are encouraged to submit their best three-minute films to The REEL ROCK Filmmaking Competition. Entries will be posted online for public voting, and two winners will rake in thousands of dollars worth of prizes, plus see their films on the big screen as part of the REEL ROCK tour.
The Films: Shorts: REEL ROCK Filmmaking Competition Winners
The winning 3-minute films in two categories: Action/Drama, and Humor/Spoof. Entry info available at REEL ROCK website.
- Grand Canyon Walls by Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer
Tommy Caldwell and Beth Rodden raft through The Grand Canyon, searching for adventurous first ascents.
- The Dosage Series by Josh Lowell
The latest cutting-edge ascents from the world’s best sport climbers and boulderers.
- The Aerialist by Brad Lynch and Jim Hurst
An excerpt from the new feature about renowned climber/BASE jumper/slackliner/adventurer, Dean Potter.
• On Sight by Alastair Lee
From the UK, an exploration of the purity of on-sight climbing.
Feature: The Sharp End by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen
A film about the climbers who risk everything to do the world’s most dangerous and committing climbs. Run-out traditional routes, scary highball boulder problems, ice-covered alpine walls and all-or-nothing free-solo ascents are all part of the game.
The REEL ROCK 08 films feature the world’s best climbers – many of who will be making appearances at REEL ROCK events. REEL ROCK staff can assist with arranging interviews with the climbers.
The 2008 REEL ROCK athletes include: Lisa Rands, Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Paul Robinson, Daniel Woods, Matt Segal, Alex Honnold, Heidi Wirtz, Renan Ozturk, Vera Schulte-Pelkum, and more.
REEL ROCK History
REEL ROCK founders Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer have been producing and directing climbing and adventure films for over a decade, with devoted audiences around the world. Their work has been featured on NBC, NPR, and The New York Times, and has won a Sports Emmy Award, plus dozens of awards at international film festivals.
After organizing small tours for their individual film releases, Lowell and Mortimer realized the huge demand for exciting live events in the outdoors community and combined forces to create The REEL ROCK Film Tour in 2006. By 2007 the tour had grown into one of the biggest climbing events in the world, with over 75 shows and 15,000 attendees, plus over $10,000 raised for local and national non-profit organizations.
The 2008 REEL ROCK Film Tour is presented by title sponsors Windstopper, and The North Face. Supporting sponsors include Osprey Packs, Petzl, La Sportiva, Urban Climber, and Climbing Magazine.
Please visit www.reelrocktour.com for REEL ROCK Filmmaking Competition information. Full site featuring Tour Schedule, Ticket Info, and Film Trailers, will launch in June.