The REEL ROCK Film Tour is kicking off Thursday, September 16…
This year, REEL ROCK turns five, and co-founders Sender Films and Big UP Productions are celebrating by taking you on a global ride like never before. From death-defying speed link-ups of the wildest faces in The Alps, to Olympian displays of strength and tenacity on the hardest boulders ever climbed, REEL ROCK 2010 features a breathtaking journey through the vertical realm with the heroes of rock and snow.
2010 REEL ROCK Films:
First Round First Minute (7 mins)—Since Chris Sharma moved to the sport climbing mecca of Catalunya, Spain, he’s opened dozens of routes that are redefining high-end climbing. First Round First Minute gives an update on Sharma’s latest 5.15 first ascents, and tells the story of his epic battle with his latest ongoing project.
The Hardest Moves (15 min)—Daniel Woods and Paul Robinson compete to climb the hardest boulders ever scaled. An inside look at what it takes to push the difficulty envelope of this intense sport.
Origins: The Hulk (15 min)—Peter Croft and Lisa Rands attempt a wild free ascent on the Incredible Hulk Wall in the Sierras – arguably America’s best (and least filmed) alpine rock wall. Croft, the most legendary of California’s crack masters mentors the renowned boulderer Rands as she explores alpine traditional climbing terrain.
Down and Out, and Under (12 min)—A once-in-a-lifetime adventure expedition for first ascents in Australia and on the wild sea cliffs of outer Tasmania.
Fly or Die (15 min)—Dean Potter continues his extreme vertical exploration, opening new freeBASE climbs, along with highline and wingsuit jumps in some of the most mind-blowing vertical footage ever captured.
The Swiss Machine (30 min)—Ueli Steck may be the greatest speed alpinist the world has ever seen. In this film he tells the stories of his record-breaking ascents in the Alps, accompanied by stunning aerial footage of him racing up 8,000 foot alpine faces. Ueli joins Alex Honnold in Yosemite to attempt speed records there. His ultimate goal: take his one-man alpine speed game to the largest, highest walls in the world.
2010 REEL ROCK Filmmaking Competition Winning Films (4 min)—Building on the success and popularity of the ‘08 and ’09 competitions in which tens of thousands of people voted for their favorite entries online – REEL ROCK has launched the 2010 competition. Two winning filmmakers will rake in cash and gear packages from REEL ROCK sponsors, and the winning films (one chosen by voters online and one chosen by REEL ROCK judges) will be featured on the 2010 REEL ROCK Film Tour in over 120 locations worldwide.