No less than 6 films that we have been involved with have been playing around the world:
'Ice Mines' had it's world premiere at Banff and was really well received. This Will Gadd film is about an underground ice climbing expedition (yes, subteranian) in Sweden, and was filmed by Dave Brown and Slackjaw's Ben Pritchard. Gadd himself is in the UK at the moment, lecturing and judging last week at Kendal, and then to Dundee Mountain Film Festival this week.
On set in Will Gadd's Ice Mines: Photo copyright Christian Pondella
'To Hell and Back' had it's big screen premiere at Kendal. Watching this certainly brought back some disturbing memories. This 60 minute program is edited for TV, and I will check up on the latest news on plans for it to be broadcast nationally on BBC.
Meanwhile you can download the full movie at reasonable resolution here.
Dave MacLeod leading the second pitch, Dave Brown filming. Photo copyright Claire MacLeod
A 60 minute edit from the DVD has been played at Banff and Kendal. A short edit is touring northern america on the 60+ date ReelRock Tour. Committed:To Grit is now playing many dates on the Banff World Tour.
And finally, Committed:Keen Youth picked up the award for "Best Short Film" at Kendal Mountain Film Festival.
A young James Pearson wearing his first harness (From Keen Youth,
© James Pearson)
Wow, it's been a busy autumn. One of the great things about the autumn round of film festivals is that it gives us the chance to re-charge our batteries and enthusiasm. The ideas are flowing; lots of plans for new movies (plural). Lots of big decisions to make.
So we head to Spain on Wednesday to start rolling the cameras again for the new season; hopefully some interesting news to blog about. We'll see...