ShAFF 2019: Adventure Bites Film Loop @ The Rutland Arms U

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This film was last shown on 24 March 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for Adventure Bites Film Loop are only available at the Showroom Box Office or can be booked by telephone 0114 2757727

An hour-long loop of family friendly adventure films representing the whole of the programme. Arrive and leave at any time.

Just pick up a ticket from the Showroom Box Office and present it at a time that suits you. The last loop will begin at approximately 10pm.

Andy Anderson: A Short Skate Film - 5mins

Filmmaker Brett Novak follows professional skateboarder Andy Anderson around the beautiful diverse landscape of Vancouver, Canada and surrounding areas. Andy views the natural and man-made environments in unique and personal ways, crafting a short film navigated through lines, shapes, fluidity and planes.

Bawli Booch- 4 mins

Witness Manali like never before. A totally different perspective that will keep you wanting for more! An amalgamation of Downhill Mountain Biking in Manali, Himalayan cultural nuances and a catchy Bollywood song that will make your foot tap and keep your eyes glued to the screen. 4play takes an opportunity to introduce you to Manali, a sweet, vibrant mountain city in Himachal Pradesh, capturing the spirit of adventure sports and mountain life in the area using Downhill Mountain Biking! Embark on a short journey with Raj Kaushal, as he traverses through the streets, alleys, mountainsides, and forests of Manali on his man-powered wheels with his favorite suspension downhill mountain bike. Meet the residents of this vivacious city going about their day-to-day life (accoutred in the famous Himachali topi), shopkeepers earning their daily bread, and school children making merry in the woody park. Catch glimpses of native women at their daily industry – be it weaving patus (shawls) on wooden weaving machines called badi, or carrying deep, voluminous chiltas on their backs to transport dry wood and leaves. Take in the variety of talent that the hills have to offer; from musicians to painters to jugglers to snake charmers even! Manali, being one of the prime adventure sports hubs in the country, plays host to many an extreme athlete, who come to test their endurance levels on the complex topography of the city and its neighboring towns. Our downhill rider here acquaints us with some of these adrenaline junkies – climbers, paragliding pilots, boulderers, slackliners, et al. Get with the Manali vibe as he zips past the myriad cafes in town. Lap up the natural flora, spot the graffiti, be amused by yak rides, ogle at pahadi apparel, relish the apple trees, and revel in the Beas river. Maybe even get on board the ‘bawli’ act of Downhill Mountain Biking!

Big World - 13 mins

As parents, how do we teach our kids that there is a world beyond social media, standardized tests and soccer practice? In April 2018, Eddie Bauer athlete David Morton and his seven-year-old son Thorne embarked on a week-long stand-up-paddleboard journey down the Karnali and Bheri Rivers in Western Nepal. David makes his living guiding some of the world’s most incredible peaks and Nepal is like a second home. He wanted to deepen Thorne’s understanding of the world beyond their Seattle neighborhood. Engaging with this world helps us grow. “There’s a basic paradox to parenting,” says David. “You have to keep your kids safe, but you have to teach them to take risks and follow curiosity. Life is undeniably richer with a little bit of daring."

Chasing Monsters - 5 mins

For the past 20 years, Australian photographer Nick Moir has been chasing storms and bushfires around the world. In the American Midwest every Spring/Summer, ferocious supercell storms and tornadoes wreak havoc otherwise known as 'Monsters on the Plains.' Through electrifying visuals and sound, the film showcases that adrenaline rush and offering a further insight into the work of Nick.

Facing Sunrise - 8 mins

In moments of rawness and realness, we find our true selves. This is Azzah’s story. While dealing with one of the darkest times of her life, processing family trauma and recovering from injury, Azzah overhears a conversation around the question, “what do you want to do before you die?” Inspired and energized, she rushes home and begins her bucket list. Although she has never seen herself as much of an adventurer, she realizes she’s capable of more than she ever imagined.Long SynopsisWe pick up with Azzah in her own personal sunrise as she redefines what she wants her life to look like. Her story is one of identity, self-discovery and answering the call of the natural world. It reminds us that there’s a difference between living and just being alive.

For the Love of Mary - 6mins

Kirk first met George during the filming of his senior thesis at Middlebury College. The film, surrounding senior citizen runners, led him to the “New England Legend” that was George Etzweiler. After seeing the film, Simon contacted Kirk, and the two agreed that George’s story was one that had to be told to a wider audience. The two filmmakers, formerly player and coach on the Men’s Soccer Team at Middlebury, chased George up Mt. Washington during the race’s 2017 competition, and then followed him around State College, PA for a day in September. His quips and stories will stay with them long after the film stops circulating. NOTE – George just recently completed the 2018 Mt. Washington Road Race, beating his 2017 time by a full minute, at the impressive age of 98!

Good Morning - 4 mins

Certain days can be really original… They depend on where you live and what you do! Richard Permin’s everyday life for instance is definitely out of the ordinary. In Good Morning, his latest video project, Richard endlessly repeats his morning routine. Right after getting out of bed, he clicks into his skis and rides down the snow-covered rooftops of Avoriaz. Richard is throwing one backflip after another at a vertiginous height before executing insane tricks on the wooden facades and in the streets of the French ski resort. This ambitious project was initiated three years ago, but in January 2016, Richard broke his two heels on a severe landing after jumping from one of the rooftops. After hundreds of hours of physical therapy, he’s making a spectacular come back among the elite of freeski, to complete this unfinished chapter of his athlete life.

Gravitas - 2mins

We worked with a very precise plan on some of the most incredible Calisthenic Street Workout Scenes with the Australian Calisthenic Athlete “Simonster” on the streets. With Simon Ata we shot straight Bodyweight power moves all over the state of Saxony. He is a master of the Plance and Handstand and the Hollowback, but also other moves like a super high backflip and Hollowback which is one of his special moves. On the music I worked with the composer Oliver Patrice Weder from Amsterdam. I flew over and we composed to every move of Simonster and to the dynamic of the shot. It is also the first time I used no Invisible Cuts or other Effect Editing and worked with longer, magical shots. We shot 7 days with breaks inbetween to get to the result you see in the end. This is a free project supported by the state I am living in. (Soundtrack was created by Oliver Patrice Weder )

Not to be a Lady - 2mins

We hope you try not to be a lady. Three athletes tread forward without dragging stigmas behind them. Featuring professional skateboarder Mariah Duran, professional ballerina Alison Stroming, and athlete and high-level personal trainer Elise Young. Made in an un-ladylike fashion in honour of International Women's Day 2018.
The perception of women is changing. Our perception of ourselves is changing.

Waterway Jay- 7 mins

In 2017, Jay Gustafson launched Paddle for Progress, a two-year, 4,300-mile personal journey in response to Governor Dayton's call for water action. Jay's mission to reconnect humanity with one of our most precious resources took him to the most remote and least visited corners of Minnesota, as well as through nearly every major community in the state. 
Alone in the wilderness, Jay reminds us how we are all linked to water, one of the most powerful elements on earth that is in a constant state of danger. His passion for paddling and call to something greater than himself leads us down water trails into our own spirit's journey and connection with the earth. 
Waterway Jay is the story of this one man's journey to save water, and how we are connected to it all.

Wild Ice - Black Country- Skating Alaska- 3 mins

“Backcountry skating” is the practice of hunting for wild ice, whether on on a river, lake, glacial lagoon, or inside an ice cave. Filmed in southcentral and southeast Alaska over the course of two winters, “Wild Ice” features nordic bladers, hockey players, figure skaters, and a few adventurous puppies. Shot locations include Kenai Lake, the Portage Lagoons, Turnagain Arm, Wasilla Lake, Sheridan Glacier, Byron Glacier, and Portage Glacier.

60 mins


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