Filmography

Chris Jones

7 films

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Mountain of storms

    Robert Collinson (1972)

    In the summer of 1968 four men –climber and surfer Yvon Chouinard, climber and skier Doug Tompkins, champion skier Dick Dorworth and climber and cinematographer Lito Tejada-Flores– set off from California in an old van to surf, ski and climb their way down to the southern end of Argentina. Three and a half months and 16,500 miles later, they arrive at their destination: Patagonia, where they met up with a young British climber, Chris Jones. Their goal is to climb a mountain that had been climbed only twice before: Cerro Fitz Roy. The team attempts the first ascent of Fitz Roy's Southwest Buttress, the so-called 'Californian Route'. The film documents this road trip that changed their lives.

    USA / 52 min

    Mountain of storms

    Robert Collinson, Lito Tejada-Flores

    • 1972
    • USA
    • 52 min
    In the summer of 1968 four men –climber and surfer Yvon Chouinard, climber and skier Doug Tompkins, champion skier Dick Dorworth and climber and cinematographer Lito Tejada-Flores– set off from California in an old van to surf, ski and climb their way down to the southern end of Argentina. Three and a half months and 16,500 miles later, they arrive at their destination: Patagonia, where they met up with a young British climber, Chris Jones. Their goal is to climb a mountain that had been climbed only twice before: Cerro Fitz Roy. The team attempts the first ascent of Fitz Roy's Southwest Buttress, the so-called 'Californian Route'. The film documents this road trip that changed their lives.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The search for freedom Vod

    The search for freedom

    Jon Long (2014)

    The story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. We discover how an electrifying new world came about through pure energy and imagination and the infinite possibilities of self-expression available to anyone willing to drop in. This documentary is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, mountain climbing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.

    Canada / 92 min

    The search for freedom

    Jon Long

    • 2014
    • Canada
    • 92 min
    The story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. We discover how an electrifying new world came about through pure energy and imagination and the infinite possibilities of self-expression available to anyone willing to drop in. This documentary is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, mountain climbing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    A line across the sky Vod

    A line across the sky

    Peter Mortimer (2015)

    In February, 2014, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell became the first climbers to complete the coveted Fitz Traverse, a massive route that follows the iconic skyline of the Fitz Roy massif in southern Patagonia  This film tells the epic tale of their groundbreaking ascent and is the feature film of the 2015 REEL ROCK Film Tour.  I was hired by BigUp Productions to climb and shoot with Honnold and Caldwell in the rugged mountains of the Chalten massif in Patagonia to provide footage to help tell this story.

    USA / 40 min

    A line across the sky

    Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 40 min
    In February, 2014, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell became the first climbers to complete the coveted Fitz Traverse, a massive route that follows the iconic skyline of the Fitz Roy massif in southern Patagonia  This film tells the epic tale of their groundbreaking ascent and is the feature film of the 2015 REEL ROCK Film Tour.  I was hired by BigUp Productions to climb and shoot with Honnold and Caldwell in the rugged mountains of the Chalten massif in Patagonia to provide footage to help tell this story.

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    DVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Historical

    Brave new wild Vod

    Brave new wild

    Oakley Anderson-Moore (2014)

    Stumbling upon her father's hi8 tapes, a daughter discovers a world of delinquent oddballs and wino nomad-poets who dedicated their life to an absurdist art form: rock climbing.

    USA / 76 min

    Brave new wild

    Oakley Anderson-Moore

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 76 min
    Stumbling upon her father's hi8 tapes, a daughter discovers a world of delinquent oddballs and wino nomad-poets who dedicated their life to an absurdist art form: rock climbing.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Painted spider

    Painted spider

    Mike Carville (1992)

    A film which explores the diversity of free climbing experiences in the 1990's: long free routes, sport climbing, competition climbing, bouldering and soloing. (Yosemite, Canyonlands, and other places).

    USA / 91 min

    Painted spider

    Mike Carville

    • 1992
    • USA
    • 91 min
    A film which explores the diversity of free climbing experiences in the 1990's: long free routes, sport climbing, competition climbing, bouldering and soloing. (Yosemite, Canyonlands, and other places).

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Fitz Roy

    Fitz Roy

    Lito Tejada-Flores (1969)

    The film documents the first ascent of the south-west butress of Fitz Roy in the Patagonian Andes, by Yvon Chouinard, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones, Doug Tompkins, and Lito Tejada-Flores. The shots, all done in place without subsequent ''reconstructions'' make the climate and the feelings experienced by the protagonists, who made the third successful ascent to Fitz Roy. Their story is also told in the documentary 'Mountain of storms' that narrates the whole trip the team did from California to Patagonia crossing all South America in an old van.

    USA / 29 min

    Fitz Roy

    Lito Tejada-Flores

    • 1969
    • USA
    • 29 min
    The film documents the first ascent of the south-west butress of Fitz Roy in the Patagonian Andes, by Yvon Chouinard, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones, Doug Tompkins, and Lito Tejada-Flores. The shots, all done in place without subsequent ''reconstructions'' make the climate and the feelings experienced by the protagonists, who made the third successful ascent to Fitz Roy. Their story is also told in the documentary 'Mountain of storms' that narrates the whole trip the team did from California to Patagonia crossing all South America in an old van.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Travelogue

    180 South

    Chris Malloy (2010)

    Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life - and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff's life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature - and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.

    USA / 85 min

    180 South

    Chris Malloy

    • 2010
    • USA
    • 85 min
    Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life - and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff's life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature - and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Watch Free DVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand

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