ShAFF2018: Run Films 2 @ Cinema Truck 15
From the archive
This film was last shown on 11 March 2018
Into Patagonia - 19min
Stretching in an unbroken sweep of agitated geology, Patagonia spans a massive area of over a million square kilometers and yet is home to less than two million people. With no clear objective and no set goal, American Alpine Runner, Dakota Jones, journeys to Northern Patagonia to explore the culture and landscape of one of the most romanticized regions in the world. Traveling South along the famed Carretera Austral he discovers a people rich in smiles and a land littered with mountains and glaciers.
Summit To Sea - 5min
Aleks Kashefi is an adventurer and experienced mountain runner who has become an expert in running barefoot. Following an epic run from the North to the South of Europe in 2016 Aleks was searching for the next big adventure, only this time he looked much closer to home. Summit to sea is the story of a man who was terrified of the water exploring the Lake District in a different way and overcoming his fears. Its the story of a Swim Run adventure from the summit of Scafell Pike to the Irish Sea.
Mind Behind The Marathons - 15min
Peter Thompson has a love-hate relationship with long distance running. He loves the satisfaction it brings of completing a race but hates the impact the training has on those around him. When at an all-time low point he decided to take his running in a new direction. He decided to challenge himself. Back to back marathons is nothing new but Peter wanted to become the first person to run consecutive marathons in all 44 European countries. This meant finishing a marathon and then travelling to another country in time to start the next marathon the following day. This pattern of travel, running and sleep depravation pushed him to the edge of sanity.
Armed with a handheld camera and a crash course in how to shoot a documentary Peter set out on his challenge.
Remi - 5min
Remi Bonnet burst onto the international trail running scene only a couple of years ago. A 2015 Salomon Running Academy young gun, Remi went on to become the Skyrunner World Series VK champion at just 20 years old. Living in the charming Swiss village of Charmey, Remi is quiet and unassuming.The film is a tongue in cheek, quirky profile on one of the up and coming stars of trail running.
Mile 19 - 10min
Director Vincent DeLuca met Johnnie Jameson in the lobby of his apartment building where everyone knows Johnnie's bright smile and infectious laughter. Vincent's building is just one of many on Johnnie's mail route, but on that particular day, fate would push an inquisitive filmmaker and larger than life character together in a conversation that would lead to a friendship that would literally alter the course of one's life and create a film to capture it all. Best Short Film Lookout Wild Film Festival; Official Selection Austin Film Festival, Big Sky Film Festival, Mountainfilm, Port Townsend Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Washington West Film Festival.
Conquering The Dragon - 37min
The Berghaus Dragon's Back Race film is thoroughly enjoyable. I had heard a lot about the race, but hadn't really appreciated what the competitors put themselves through to complete one of the world's toughest events and earn their coveted 'Dragons' - Sir Chris Bonington
The 2017 film focuses on the highs and lows of five participants as they set out to conquer The Dragon. Each of them has a unique and emotional story to tell of their battle against the enormous physical and mental challenges of the race. We also see the wider race unfolding around them and the stunning Welsh landscapes they travel through. Will they all make it?
The legendary Berghaus Dragon's Back Race follows the mountainous spine of Wales from north to south. This incredible 5-day journey is 315 kilometres long with 15,500 metres of ascent across wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain. It is the toughest 5-day mountain race in the world.
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