Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Odyssey Trailer Release

It's fast approaching that exciting time of year for us at Hot Aches, where we get ready to release our new films. We've had a busy year this time around, and have two films ready for release this November.

The first on the list is Odyssey. We have just released the trailer for the film this morning, and we are really psyched for the premiere on the 10th of November (details), and the subsequent online launch. Check out the trailer below.

Second on the list is Wide Boyz. This will be premiering at Kendal Film Festival, and will then be showing at Dundee Mountain Film Festival on the 24th November. Have a peek at the trailer for Wide Boyz below.

Last on the list for this years festival circuit and releases is the Long Hope Route. We are really proud that after it's success at Kendal Mountain Film festival last year, it is showing at Banff Film Festival this year, with both Dave MacLeod and Paul Diffley on hand to introduce, lecture and answer questions.

All in all it's been a great year, and we're looking forward to seeing the films on the big screen. Here's to the next few!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Adrian works for Hot Aches

Hi, my name is Adrian. This is my second post on the Hot Aches blog, I posted a while back about a trip to Alaska.

This is just a quick update to let the world know that I am now a member of the Hot Aches team!

Incase you didn’t see the earlier post about Alaska, I’ll tell you a bit about me:

I am a filmmaker and climber from Bristol, also a recent (1st Class Honours) graduate of Media Production from the University of Lincoln. I am passionate about the outdoors and filmmaking and love any opportunity to get out and shoot. Being a self declared nerd, I also love geeking it up in front of a computer.

During my time at uni, I worked for Hot Aches on a freelance basis. I am really grateful to have been offered this job so soon after finishing university. I don’t think I could have come at a more perfect time!

I started at the beginning of September and already, Diff has had me working hard on a few different jobs, editing things and also on a brand new Hot Aches website which is soon to be hitting the web.

My first major assignment for Hot Aches is to direct my very own film!! (due for release late 2013). This will be a combination of footage from the trip to the Ruth Gorge, Alaska and another epic location yet to be confirmed. The film will be a look into the lives of hardcore mountaineers’, Matt Helicker and Jon Bracey as they tackle some world first mixed technical mountaineering ascents... Keep an eye out for details on the next location.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Odyssey Release: Premiere at The Works

We are very pleased to announce that on November 10th we will be premiering our new film 'Odyssey' at The Climbing Works in Sheffield.

We've teamed up with The North Face to bring you a premiere with a difference, and starting at the same time as we show the film at The Climbing Works, we will release Odyssey online to stream for free for 10 days. During this time the DVD and download price of the film will be reduced.

‘Odyssey’ - Our 10th film (directed by Dom Bush) - is an epic two-week road trip with four of the world’s best climbers tackling some of the best areas of traditional rock climbing in the UK.  James Pearson, Hazel Findlay, Hansj√∂rg Auer (Austria), Caroline Ciavaldini (France) and the four man camera team visited the Lakes, Pembrokeshire, Shropshire, Northumberland and North Wales.

We normally take the traditional route of premiering at a film festival, followed by the release of DVDs and downloads. This time round however, we wanted to do something different, and we hope that by releasing the film in this way  thousands of people will be able to enjoy it completely free of charge. We're hoping that people enjoy the film so much, that they will then purchase a copy of the film at the reduced price (available only during the 10 day period). 

During this time we will also be revealing exclusive offers on other Hot Aches titles.

We are very pleased to be working with Heason Events & The Climbing Works once again. Matt Heason from Heason Events said:  “A few years ago we held a multi-screen, simultaneous screening of ‘Committed 2’ at the Climbing Works which was a big success so it’s exciting to be working with Hot Aches again on pushing the boundaries of film distribution.”

Michele Scarano, Head of Digital & Social Media, The North Face (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) said:  "Since climbing is in our roots, we feel that authentic content is key to engage with the community from pro to enthusiast. We understand that followers and fans are hungry to know more about our athletes and their incredible feats through online platforms, as we've just seen with our live reporting from The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival."

James, Caroline, Paul and Dom will be at the screening to give the audience a flavour of what it’s like both on cutting edge climbs in front of and behind the camera on an epic climbing trip.

The Climbing Works will be showing an exclusive extract from Odyssey at the interval of the Reel Rock tour screening on Saturday October 7th.

Tickets to the premiere on the 10th November are on sale for £5 (£4

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