Filmography

Big Up Productions

44 films

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    United State of Joe’s Vod

    United State of Joe’s

    Peter Mortimer (2019)

    In rural Utah, a valley of world-class bouldering is nestled among a conservative community of Mormons, cowboys and coal miners. When a ragged band of punk rock climbers shows up, the two cultures inevitably clash. After years of antagonism, a group of climbers work with locals to build a more harmonious future. But in this divided era, is that even possible? The second film of Reel Rock 14, featuring Steven Jeffrey, Mike Call, Boone Speed, Jared Roth, Jason Kehl, and others.

    USA / 22 min

    United State of Joe’s

    Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 22 min
    In rural Utah, a valley of world-class bouldering is nestled among a conservative community of Mormons, cowboys and coal miners. When a ragged band of punk rock climbers shows up, the two cultures inevitably clash. After years of antagonism, a group of climbers work with locals to build a more harmonious future. But in this divided era, is that even possible? The second film of Reel Rock 14, featuring Steven Jeffrey, Mike Call, Boone Speed, Jared Roth, Jason Kehl, and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The Nose Speed Record Vod

    The Nose Speed Record

    Peter Mortimer (2019)

    For decades, an elite handful of climbers have competed for the coveted speed record on the 3,000-foot Nose of El Capitan, risking big falls to shave mere seconds off the fastest time. When a record held by superstar Alex Honnold is broken by little-known climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds, Honnold drafts fellow climbing legend Tommy Caldwell to establish a new mark that will stand the test of time. Honnold pushes for perfection while Caldwell, a family man, wrestles with the risk amid a series of accidents on the wall that lay bare the consequences of any mistake. The film is part of the Reel Rock 14 series.

    USA / 63 min

    The Nose Speed Record

    Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 63 min
    For decades, an elite handful of climbers have competed for the coveted speed record on the 3,000-foot Nose of El Capitan, risking big falls to shave mere seconds off the fastest time. When a record held by superstar Alex Honnold is broken by little-known climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds, Honnold drafts fellow climbing legend Tommy Caldwell to establish a new mark that will stand the test of time. Honnold pushes for perfection while Caldwell, a family man, wrestles with the risk amid a series of accidents on the wall that lay bare the consequences of any mistake. The film is part of the Reel Rock 14 series.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    The High Road Vod

    The High Road

    Peter Mortimer (2019)

    While the world’s best boulderers push standards close to the ground, Nina Williams’ sights are set higher. She is among the only women who climb elite-level problems that are 30, 40, even 50 feet tall -- with no rope. In this profile of an emerging star athlete, Nina Williams flexes her guns and tests her nerves well into the no-fall zone. The film is part of the Reel Rock 14 series.

    USA / 18 min

    The High Road

    Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 18 min
    While the world’s best boulderers push standards close to the ground, Nina Williams’ sights are set higher. She is among the only women who climb elite-level problems that are 30, 40, even 50 feet tall -- with no rope. In this profile of an emerging star athlete, Nina Williams flexes her guns and tests her nerves well into the no-fall zone. The film is part of the Reel Rock 14 series.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Age of Ondra Vod

    Age of Ondra

    Zachary Barr (2018)

    Adam Ondra, the 25-year-old Czech crusher , is the strongest rock climber ever. Late last year, he established a new benchmark for the sport: a 5.15d in Norway he dubbed Silence. On the heels of this ascent, Ondra has set out on new challenges in the realm of high-end sport climbing.. . We follow Adam from his home in the Czech Republic, across Europe to the Canadian Rockies, where he pursues his goals with incredible intensity. Age of Ondra is a rare, intimate journey with one of the great athletes at the peak of his powers.

    USA / 46 min

    Age of Ondra

    Zachary Barr, Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 46 min
    Adam Ondra, the 25-year-old Czech crusher , is the strongest rock climber ever. Late last year, he established a new benchmark for the sport: a 5.15d in Norway he dubbed Silence. On the heels of this ascent, Ondra has set out on new challenges in the realm of high-end sport climbing.. . We follow Adam from his home in the Czech Republic, across Europe to the Canadian Rockies, where he pursues his goals with incredible intensity. Age of Ondra is a rare, intimate journey with one of the great athletes at the peak of his powers.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Young Guns Vod

    Young Guns

    Josh Lowell (2016)

    15-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 16-year-old Kai Lightner are the leaders of the next generation, already taking the sport to the next level. A trip to Norway puts their skills to the test, and Ashima attempts to make history on a V15 boulder in Japan. The first of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

    USA / 27 min

    Young Guns

    Josh Lowell, Brett Lowell, Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 27 min
    15-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 16-year-old Kai Lightner are the leaders of the next generation, already taking the sport to the next level. A trip to Norway puts their skills to the test, and Ashima attempts to make history on a V15 boulder in Japan. The first of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Rad/Dad Vod

    Rad/Dad

    Nick Rosen (2016)

    Lone wolf Mike Libecki travels to the most remote corners of the globe to find unclimbed walls and establish first ascents. When Mike becomes a father, he has a new challenge: to reconcile his life of adventure with the demands of parenthood, but he may also gain a new partner for his expeditions. The third of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

    USA / 11 min

    Rad/Dad

    Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 11 min
    Lone wolf Mike Libecki travels to the most remote corners of the globe to find unclimbed walls and establish first ascents. When Mike becomes a father, he has a new challenge: to reconcile his life of adventure with the demands of parenthood, but he may also gain a new partner for his expeditions. The third of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Dodo’s Delight Vod

    Dodo’s Delight

    Peter Mortimer (2016)

    Pack your penny whistle and batten down the hatches for a madcap sailing adventure in the Arctic Circle aboard the good ship Dodo’s Delight. Join Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Ben Ditto, and brothers Nico and Olivier Favresse for a rollicking musical journey across open seas and up unclimbed big walls. The fifth of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

    USA / 29 min

    Dodo’s Delight

    Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 29 min
    Pack your penny whistle and batten down the hatches for a madcap sailing adventure in the Arctic Circle aboard the good ship Dodo’s Delight. Join Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Ben Ditto, and brothers Nico and Olivier Favresse for a rollicking musical journey across open seas and up unclimbed big walls. The fifth of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Brette Vod

    Brette

    Zachary Barr (2016)

    Follow rising talent Brette Harrington on a global journey from her hometown granite in Squamish to the big wall proving ground of osemite’s El Capitan and onto a landmark free solo in Patagonia. The foruth of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

    USA / 11 min

    Brette

    Zachary Barr

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 11 min
    Follow rising talent Brette Harrington on a global journey from her hometown granite in Squamish to the big wall proving ground of osemite’s El Capitan and onto a landmark free solo in Patagonia. The foruth of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Boys in the Bugs Vod

    Boys in the Bugs

    Zachary Barr (2016)

    Will Stanhope and Matt Segal are elite-level crack climbers and world-class goofballs. Laugh along as they go for broke on an epic four-year battle to climb a forbidding 5.14 finger crack high in the Canadian alpine wilderness of the Bugaboos. The second of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

    USA / 18 min

    Boys in the Bugs

    Zachary Barr, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 18 min
    Will Stanhope and Matt Segal are elite-level crack climbers and world-class goofballs. Laugh along as they go for broke on an epic four-year battle to climb a forbidding 5.14 finger crack high in the Canadian alpine wilderness of the Bugaboos. The second of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Break on Through Vod

    Break on Through

    Matty Hong (2017)

    In high-end modern rock climbing, 5.15 is the top of the difficulty scale, a grade achieved by only a few men and never by a woman. Margo Hayes, a little known 19-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, is determined to change that. To be closer to the world’s hardest routes, she has moved to Europe, where she trains and climbs with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.

    USA / 26 min

    Break on Through

    Matty Hong, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen

    • 2017
    • USA
    • 26 min
    In high-end modern rock climbing, 5.15 is the top of the difficulty scale, a grade achieved by only a few men and never by a woman. Margo Hayes, a little known 19-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, is determined to change that. To be closer to the world’s hardest routes, she has moved to Europe, where she trains and climbs with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.

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    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Portrait

    Above the Sea Vod

    Above the Sea

    Josh Lowell (2017)

    Chris Sharma remains the world’s greatest practitioner of deep water soloing — climbing ropeless above the sea. Ten years after his generation-defining ascent of a majestic arch, Chris returns to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca where he discovers a beautiful, sweeping wall with small holds running up its face. If he can link the moves, and endure the numerous heart-stopping plunges into the sea, he will establish what may be the world’s hardest deep water solo climb.

    USA / 17 min

    Above the Sea

    Josh Lowell

    • 2017
    • USA
    • 17 min
    Chris Sharma remains the world’s greatest practitioner of deep water soloing — climbing ropeless above the sea. Ten years after his generation-defining ascent of a majestic arch, Chris returns to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca where he discovers a beautiful, sweeping wall with small holds running up its face. If he can link the moves, and endure the numerous heart-stopping plunges into the sea, he will establish what may be the world’s hardest deep water solo climb.

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    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Showdown at Horseshoe Hell Vod

    Showdown at Horseshoe Hell

    Nick Rosen (2015)

    Showdown at Horseshoe Hell is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2015 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 10. It features Nic Berry, Mason Earle and Alex Honnold.

    USA / 20 min

    Showdown at Horseshoe Hell

    Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Zachary Barr

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 20 min
    Showdown at Horseshoe Hell is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2015 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 10. It features Nic Berry, Mason Earle and Alex Honnold.

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    DVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand

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