Since I made my first film in 2004 the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival has heralded the start of the film festival season. Over the years the EMFF has hosted the world premieres of several of my films: Fools With Tools (2004), Cavewoman (2005), E11 (2006), Committed (2007), Grit Kids (2008) and Single-Handed (2009). This year is no exception, with the world premier of one of my new films 'The Architect':
The Architect (2010) HD 16 mins
One of the great pioneers of Scottish mountaineering, Jimmy Marshall, reflects on a lifetime of climbing in Scotland. His soulful words accompany stunning footage of Dave MacLeod and Andy Turner enjoying the routes which Marshall first climbed with his friend Robin Smith on Ben Nevis 50 years ago.
The film is playing on the Saturday night (23rd October), full details can be found on the EMFF website.
"Climbers I've Shot and Some I'd Like to Shoot!"
This year at the EMFF, I've also been asked to give a presentation at the Saturday afternoon 'Climbers Session'. I'm preparing a lighthearted look through the Hot Aches archives and I will be showing some classic clips of climbers I've worked with over the years. Many of these clips have never been released, so I hope it will show a little of what goes on in the background during the making of climbing films.
The EMFF is always a great event but this year I think the film program is stronger then ever before. The EMFF party is FREE this year so don't miss out on what is always a great social event on the Edinburgh climbing scene.