Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell
United States / 2007 / 50'
Shot in Spain, France, California, Venezuela, Greece, Utah and Majorca the film deals with Chris Sharma’s most daring ascents and ambitious projects. It describes the nomadic and fascinating life of this professional climber and citizen of the world who is constantly moving and searching for new challenges. Together with Sharma we meet other great first-rate climbers, such as Dani Andrada, Dave Graham, Ethan Pringle, Melissa Lacasse and Jibe Tribou. The film follows them while they are travelling around the world looking for new challenges and most impressive ascents from which they may draw inspiration. But above all, the film is about Sharma’s life, his motivations and strength that urge him to be among the best representatives in the world of this stimulating but demanding sport.
Peter Mortimer lives in Colorado where he founded an adventure film production house, Sender Films. He has produced and directed a range of documentaries on rock climbing, winning more than fifty awards at international film festivals. He made a major documentary on Chris Sharma, which won a Sports Emmy award for Outstanding Camerawork. Mortimer graduated in Geology from Colorado College and took a Masters at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. In 2013 he took part in the Trento Film Festival with the award winning Honnold 3.0 and La Dura Dura.
Josh Lowell has been climbing and making movies about climbing almost as long as you've been watching them. Over the last 20 years Josh has climbed in exotic places all over the world but will always call his local crags of the East Coast, like the Shawangunks, home.
An expert climbing director, he has made several films about mountaineering. With Big UP Productions he has made numerous films since 1997, including “King Lines”, which competed at the 56th Trento Film Festival. In 2006, together with Peter Mortimer, he established the REEL ROCK Film Tour, with which he brings previews of the best climbing and adventure films to the attention of the public.