The documentary considers the feats of the top British climbers and shows how they live and tackle the most beautiful and dangerous climbs in the Pennine mountains. Some of the film sequences capture truly historic ascents of recent climbs of the gritstone. It is a compelling, unique and at times shoking account of this almost mythical world. Accompanied by a good sound track, scenes of frightening routes, good and bad climbers, humour and history, follow one another creating a sort of anthology of British climbing.
Richard has been making films for 15 years. He has directed and co-produced 4 docs for the BBC and one for Channel 4. All have received great reviews (‘Terrific’ – Guardian, ‘Brilliant’ – Daily Express, ‘Exemplary’ – Radio Times), one nominated for a prestigious Grierson award.
He has also made films for the United Nations, Sky Sports, English Heritage and 5 sell through DVD’s for the British Mountaineering Council. 7 other independent climbing films have sold across the world to YLE, ORF, NZTV, Al Jezeera, Hi-Fidelity (Canada) and SVT amongst others. They have garnered over a dozen film festival awards.
Films include; Hard Grit, Grand Prix – the Killer Years, Stone Love, Stick It, Blood, Sweat & Bagels, Deadliest Crash, Consumed: Inside the Belly of the Beast, Dragon’s Back Race.