Up To Speed
Peter Mortimer, Zachary Barr, Nick Rosen
United States / 2018 / 20'
When climbing was announced as part of the 2020 Olympics, it was a monumental occasion for the sport. But many climbers were shocked to learn that one of three combined events required to compete for a medal is speed climbing. An exploration of this little-known sub-discipline, and its role in shaping climbing’s future. His journey from the U.S. to Asia culminates at an international competition in Moscow, where speed demons race up a 15-meter wall in less than six seconds.
Founder of Sender Films, author of successful documentaries, including Valley Uprising awarded in Trento in 2015.
Director and producer, expert of public media, he is the co-author of Never Coming Home.
Sender Films’ partner, he co-created the series First Ascent and co-directed The Sharp End.