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2016 RADICAL REELS FILM DESCRIPTIONS

Balloonskiing - Heimschnee

(2015, Austria, 5 min)

Filmmakers:  Stefan Ager, Johannes Aitzetmuller

Website:  www.bergkult.com

Classification:  General; no advisory

Film Synopsis:

What if there was no gondola or helicopter? Just the wind and a hot air balloon to lead you and your friends to undiscovered powder and untouched turns.      

 

 

Beat Down

(2014, USA, 4 min)

Filmmaker:  Anson Fogel

Website:  www.forgemotionpictures.com

Classification:  Parental Guidance; coarse language, nudity

Film Synopsis:

Two bikers, one steep trail. It’s a race straight to the bottom in Moab. A Slayer-heavy short from Camp4 Collective.    

 

 

 

Burning Mountains - Spitzkoppe

(2015, Austria, 12 min)

Filmmaker:  Johannes Mair

Website:  www.alpsolut.com

Classification:  General; no advisory

Film Synopsis:

When you’ve got blue sky, hot sun and slick rock, looking for some new spots to ride in Africa becomes more of a quest than an adventure. Three mountain bikers seek perfection and find it in the red rocks of Namibia.

 

 

Degrees North (special edit)

(2015, Switzerland, 25 min)

Filmmakers:  Matthieu Geraud, Matt Hollis, Guido Perrini

Website:  www.timelinemissions.com

Classification:  Parental Guidance; coarse language

Film Synopsis:

Snowboarding is more than a sport to world-renowned freerider Xavier De Le Rue. It’s a quest for adventure. De Le Rue and Samuel Anthamatten use paragliders to scout and access the biggest lines in the Northern Hemisphere, and film it all from the air. 

                                                                                       

 

Golden Gate

(2015, USA, 17 min)

Filmmaker:  Jon Glassberg

Website:  www.lt11.com

Classification:  General; no advisory

Film Synopsis:

She’s been trad climbing for only three years, but Emily Harrington didn’t let that sway her from the magnetic pull of El Capitan’s ‘Golden Gate’ (5.13 VI). Six days and 40 pitches later, she stood on the summit with broken skin, aching muscles and a smile that stretched across Yosemite Valley.   

 

 

Japan By Van

(2014, USA, 5 min)

Filmmakers: Josh Nielsen, Alex Lowther, Nick Waggoner

Website:  www.sweetgrass-productions.com

Classification:  General; no advisory

Film Synopsis:

There are no ski areas on the peaks above the historic village of Shirakawa-go, but it’s surrounded by great skiing—as long as you’re willing to hike for it. Join Carston Oliver, Eliel Hindert, Pep Fujas and Makoto Takeishi as they discover the meaning of “deep” in the Japanese backcountry.     

 

 

The Mysteries

(2015, USA, 8 min)

Filmmakers: Skip Armstrong

Website: www.wazeemotionpictures.com

Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language

Film Synopsis:

What began as a dream one night led adventure photographer Krystle Wright down an unexpected four and a half year journey to capture the most elusive photograph she’d ever taken.

REEL ROCK 10:  Showdown at Horseshoe Hell

Radical Reels People’s Choice Award

(2015, USA, 21 min)

Filmmakers:  Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell

Website:  www.senderfilms.com; www.bigupproductions.com

Classification:  Parental Guidance; coarse language, drug use

Film Synopsis:

How hard can it be?  24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell is a climbing competition that has you climbing day and night and racking up points for your climbs as you go. You just have to beat Alex Honnold.

 

 

Rey del Rio

(2015, USA, 6 min)

Filmmaker:  Rush Sturges

Website:  www.river-roots.com

Classification:  General; no advisory

Film Synopsis:

An old river hosts a new kind of kayaking competition. The world’s best kayakers meet in Mexico to see who can huck some big waterfalls with the most style. Come on in. The water’s nice.

 

 

VIA FERRATA on a Mountainbike

(2015, Austria, 5 min)

Filmmaker:  Harald Philipp

Website:  www.summitride.com

Classification:  General; no advisory

Film Synopsis:

Don’t look down!  A mountain biker attempts some gnarly downhill lines in the Dolomites that only normal people using fixed lines and a harness would go up.      

 

 

Will Sutton: Homefree

(2015, UK, 4 min)

Filmmaker:  Stu Thompson

Website:  www.cutmedia.com

Classification:  General; no advisory

Film Synopsis:

Top freerunner and parkour athlete, Will Sutton, in a unique journey across his homeland of the Isle of Man.