ShAFF 2019: Young Adventurers 1 U
From the archive
This film was last shown on 24 March 2019
A hand-picked selection of the best films aimed at the younger generations. Part of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019 (ShAFF 2019). 100+ of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films over one weekend in the UK's Outdoor Capital City.
These films are pending certification and we expect them to be certified at a U rating - families are welcome.
Andy Anderson: a Short Skate Film - 5 minutes
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.
Kai Lenny - 3 minutes
When one of the biggest swells hit Peahi on November 26, 2018, Kai Lenny relied on all his prior experience as a waterman to take the challenge head-on. Witness his standout performance at massive Jaws on November 26th, 2018.
A Woman Knows Her Place - 3 minutes
Directed by Rush Sturges Edited by Darby McAdams Featuring: Nouria Newman
Blue - 4 minutes
Blue is a fantastical journey into a young girl’s imagination. Our character is a four-year-old growing up in Valdez, Alaska. Fresh off training wheels, she begins to push her boundaries and explore what’s possible on her bike, her eyes naturally drifting to the mountains. We dive into the world of her fantasy and explore the mountains, glaciers and rivers of Valdez by fat bike with a crew of boundary-pushing female athletes hailing from Alaska and beyond. Blue is a testament to the inherent creativity, innovation and strength forged in women of the north. In it we present a spectacle of winter innovation—the icy playground providing a visual journey as never seen before by bike.
The Descent Project - 4 minutes
This Rooftop Parkour POV is all about the art of descent. Parkour is used to escape or to reach places, and rapidly moving through a space is an amazing way for people to train exactly these elements. The athlete in this video is Nick Ortiz, one of the most talented, professional athletes and most experienced with these particular kinds of descents.
Good Morning - 4 minutes
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.
Istanbul Clotheslines - 3 minutes
World-renowned slackliner Alex Mason has slackline in many extraordinary locations until today, and proved that he is one of the greatest talents of this sport many times over.
Having made a name for himself particularly with his slackline performance in a virgin forest in Hawaii in 2016, the 21-year-old athlete dropped by Turkey at last.
Everyone is familiar with clothesline hung between buildings in historical streets of Eminönü. This view that can be witnessed in many places throughout Turkey was the location of one more extraordinary performance of Mason, who works miracles on slacklines.
Line Rider - Mountain King - 2 minutes
I synchronized the song "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg to my first line rider track drawing everything by hand. It took me over a month of my free time to create. Hope you enjoy!
Mirror Park - 2 minutes
Near Pamplona, Spain, there's a BMX park. There's nothing unusual about that. This is no ordinary riding venue, though. This BMX park is covered with mirrors – everywhere. The walls, ramps and all the obstacles have been covered with a special reflective material to give them the appearance of a hall of mirrors.
Raw 100 - Brendan Semenuk - 2 minutes
Raw 100 = One hundred seconds of stripped back all-thriller, no filler action. It’s a showcase for the best riders in the world and a challenge for the best filmmakers in the world.
Skier Vs Drone - 4 minutes
2018 Olympic Bronze Medalist skier racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet, faces off against 2x World Drone Racing Champion, Jordan Temkin, in a dual GS race to see who is the fastest down the mountain.
This Girl Can Sheffield 2017- 2 minutes
This film tries to capture the essence of what is important about sports and why participating is all that matters. The events gave women the opportunity to try sports that they might never have heard of and so the aim of the film was to capture the feeling of enjoyment of a sport and trying to avoid making it about excellence. This is not about winners or losers it's about that early morning feeling and getting back on the bike. Filmed as a promotion for a week of events by the Sports Committee of Sheffield Students' Union as a partner of the official This Girl Can campaign in October 2017. Planned, filmed and edited in the 3 weeks running up to the start of the week being promoted this was a typical student project. Forge TV approached the Sheffield Students' Union Sports Officer with the idea of creating a promotional video and from that point on it was all hands on deck. From finding locations and arranging transport to filming sports we had never thought to film before this was a very large learning curve for everyone involved. This film probably would have never got made anywhere other than Sheffield, it has a special atmosphere that makes this sort of concept possible.
To First Ascent Or Not - 6 minutes
Superior Ice Climbing is an expedition to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with Red Bull Athlete Sasha DiGiulian and professional ice climber and Detroit local, Angela VanWiemeersch. Ice climbing in the Upper Peninsula is relatively unknown, but the climate, landscape, and unique geological features make it home to some of the best zones in the country. Hundreds of waterfalls as tall as 210 feet line the shore of Lake Superior. With the right conditions, the waterfalls freeze into spectacular ice formations, creating countless climbing routes. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a proving ground that offers a plethora of climbing possibilities, a beautiful aesthetic, and a small but dedicated community. It is an overlooked part of the USA that deserves to have its story told.
Outlaw Diaries III - 7 minutes
The third part of the freeride film series OUTLAW DIARIES is finally ready. Prepare for a wild bike adventure with Patrick „Bengel“ Rasche far away from the usual bike destinations. The first part of the series took place in Germany near Patricks hometown. The second one brought him to British Columbia, the mecca of mountainbiking, following the tracks of all those freeride legends that inspired his way of riding. For the new chapter it was time to seek for something new. "The unknown is what makes people curious. And nowadays it gets harder and harder to be a pioneer in this world.“, he explains his mission. „Bengel“ left his comfort zone in search for a place where he could be a pioneer again. A wild place, where no bike tire has touched the ground before. The east is calling. The Wild Wild East. Welcome to the wilderness of Kamchatka, Russia. Kamchatka is a peninsula in the Russian far east. It’s located in the Pacific Ocean north of Japan and has a wild coastline with 160 volcanoes rising from sea level up to 4.700 m. Until 1990 Kamchatka was a restricted military area that was closed to the public. For mountain bikers this part of east Siberia is still no mans land. The team, consisting of Patrick „Bengel“ Rasche, his longtime friend and photographer Constantin Fiene and the El Flamingo crew visited the Russian wilderness for two weeks in late September 2017. The weather on the peninsula is as rough as the landscape and they had to learn that nature is the boss in Siberia. Ever dreamed of heli biking on volcanos with an old Russian army helicopter? Here we go. Join Patrick on his adventure in the land of fire and ice.
VACANCY - 4 minutes
We travelled to Croatia to film parkour on the rooftops of five abandoned hotels. Using slow motion cameras, we captured three of the UK’s best freerunners reclaiming the space through movement. The hotels were bombarded during the Croatian War for Independence, and you can still see the impact hits on the walls there. They have since been abandoned for twenty years. Kupari is set to be demolished and rebuilt in 2019, so the vacancy might not be for much longer. - Credits - Directed by Scott Bass & Robin Gray Shot by Josh Bamber & Scott Bass Movement by Jaydn Clark, Alfie Green & Robbie Griffith Edit & Grade by Robin Gray Produced by Bradley Shenton Special thanks to Worm
- 1 hour 10 minutes