Filmography

Dean Potter

23 films

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Fly or die Vod

    Fly or die

    Nick Rosen (2009)

    Fly or die is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Eiger and Separate Reality. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (6/7). It features Dean Potter, Matt Samet, Justin Roth and Hank Caylor.

    USA / 24 min

    Fly or die

    Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 24 min
    Fly or die is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Eiger and Separate Reality. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (6/7). It features Dean Potter, Matt Samet, Justin Roth and Hank Caylor.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Brother's wild Vod

    Brother's wild

    Nick Rosen (2009)

    Brother's wild is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan and Ruth Gorge. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (5/7). It features Timmy O'Neill, Sean O'Neill, Greg Loniewski, Dean Potter, Carolyn O'Neill, Tommy O'Neill and others.

    USA / 24 min

    Brother's wild

    Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 24 min
    Brother's wild is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan and Ruth Gorge. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (5/7). It features Timmy O'Neill, Sean O'Neill, Greg Loniewski, Dean Potter, Carolyn O'Neill, Tommy O'Neill and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The sharp end Vod

    The sharp end

    Peter Mortimer (2007)

    "The Sharp End" showcases the climbers who risk everything to do the world's most dangerous and committing climbs. Run-out traditional routes, scary highball boulder problems, ice-covered alpine walls and all-or-nothing free-solo ascents are all part of the game. The film features Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Mike Patz, Steph Davis, Tommy Caldwell, Jonny Copp, Lisa Rands and many more.

    USA / 64 min

    The sharp end

    Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen

    • 2007
    • USA
    • 64 min
    "The Sharp End" showcases the climbers who risk everything to do the world's most dangerous and committing climbs. Run-out traditional routes, scary highball boulder problems, ice-covered alpine walls and all-or-nothing free-solo ascents are all part of the game. The film features Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Mike Patz, Steph Davis, Tommy Caldwell, Jonny Copp, Lisa Rands and many more.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Wampler's ascent

    Elizabeth Wampler (2013)

    All people face challenges throughout their life and this is an unprecedented look at one man's journey of terror and sheer will to overcome all odds as he try's to concur one of the biggest human feats of ever attempted.

    USA / 76 min

    Wampler's ascent

    Elizabeth Wampler

    • 2013
    • USA
    • 76 min
    All people face challenges throughout their life and this is an unprecedented look at one man's journey of terror and sheer will to overcome all odds as he try's to concur one of the biggest human feats of ever attempted.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Vertical frontier Vod

    Vertical frontier

    Kristi Denton Cohen (2002)

    From John Muir in the 1860s to the super athletes of today, "Vertical Frontier" tells the saga of the free-spirited climbers who were inspired by the big walls of Yosemite. This comprehensive history of Yosemite climbing includes footage from classics such as El Capitan and interviews with dozens of Yosemite personalities such as Long, Bridwell, Steck, Hill, Croft, Robbins, Kauk, Chouinard and Potter. A formidable film -- a great piece of history.

    USA / 90 min

    Vertical frontier

    Kristi Denton Cohen

    • 2002
    • USA
    • 90 min
    From John Muir in the 1860s to the super athletes of today, "Vertical Frontier" tells the saga of the free-spirited climbers who were inspired by the big walls of Yosemite. This comprehensive history of Yosemite climbing includes footage from classics such as El Capitan and interviews with dozens of Yosemite personalities such as Long, Bridwell, Steck, Hill, Croft, Robbins, Kauk, Chouinard and Potter. A formidable film -- a great piece of history.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Valley uprising

    Josh Lowell (2014)

    Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead, An Education) and produced by Emmy Award-Winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, Valley Uprising deftly recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity, and the laws of the land.

    USA / 99 min

    Valley uprising

    Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 99 min
    Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead, An Education) and produced by Emmy Award-Winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, Valley Uprising deftly recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity, and the laws of the land.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Am Limit Vod

    Am Limit

    Pepe Danquart (2007)

    Thomas and Alexander Huber, risk-takers in the extreme, rank as two of the best mountain climbers of our time. Now the two Huber brothers have set out to break the record in speed climbing at the wall of all walls, the 2,900 foot vertical "Nose" of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, California. Featuring breathtaking footage of the mountains of Patagonia and Yosemite National Park, Academy Award winner Pepe Danquart follows the Huber brothers to locations never before reached by a film crew. To the Limit is a portrait of two competitive brothers who go to the very edge of the possible, physically and psychologically.

    Germany, Austria / 96 min

    Am Limit

    Pepe Danquart

    • 2007
    • Germany, Austria
    • 96 min
    Thomas and Alexander Huber, risk-takers in the extreme, rank as two of the best mountain climbers of our time. Now the two Huber brothers have set out to break the record in speed climbing at the wall of all walls, the 2,900 foot vertical "Nose" of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, California. Featuring breathtaking footage of the mountains of Patagonia and Yosemite National Park, Academy Award winner Pepe Danquart follows the Huber brothers to locations never before reached by a film crew. To the Limit is a portrait of two competitive brothers who go to the very edge of the possible, physically and psychologically.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Honnold 3.0 Vod

    Honnold 3.0

    Peter Mortimer (2012)

    Honnold 3.0 is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Half Dome and Mount Watkins. It was directed by Josh Lowell in 2012 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 7. It features Alex Honnold, Cedar Wright, Chris Weidner, Will Stanhope, Stacey Pearson, John Long and others.

    USA / 33 min

    Honnold 3.0

    Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell

    • 2012
    • USA
    • 33 min
    Honnold 3.0 is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Half Dome and Mount Watkins. It was directed by Josh Lowell in 2012 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 7. It features Alex Honnold, Cedar Wright, Chris Weidner, Will Stanhope, Stacey Pearson, John Long and others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Heinz Zak - Freigeist in der Vertikalen

    Heinz Zak - Freigeist in der Vertikalen

    Malte Roeper (2017)

    The Tyrolean mountain photographer Heinz Zak is one of the most important chronicler in the history of free climbing. He has documented the world’s best free-climbers and their mile stones. Although Heinz Zak has often climbed the great and extremes routes, as a photographer he now focuses more and more on the places, where his journey once began – in the mountains of his homeland Tyrol.

    Austria, Germany / 47 min

    Heinz Zak - Freigeist in der Vertikalen

    Malte Roeper

    • 2017
    • Austria, Germany
    • 47 min
    The Tyrolean mountain photographer Heinz Zak is one of the most important chronicler in the history of free climbing. He has documented the world’s best free-climbers and their mile stones. Although Heinz Zak has often climbed the great and extremes routes, as a photographer he now focuses more and more on the places, where his journey once began – in the mountains of his homeland Tyrol.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    The sky walker

    The sky walker

    Mark Soldinger (2009)

    Dean Potter is a unique breed of daredevil. He is the only person in the world practicing extreme high-lining - a hair-raising variation of tightrope walking - which sees him crossing a bouncy stretch of 1-inch wide rope suspended hundreds of feet above some of the worlds most breathtaking canyons… without any safety harness. One slip and he could plunge to his death. Fourth episode of the TV series Daredevils, als known as Cutting Edge, about extraordinary humans.

    UK / 46 min

    The sky walker

    Mark Soldinger

    • 2009
    • UK
    • 46 min
    Dean Potter is a unique breed of daredevil. He is the only person in the world practicing extreme high-lining - a hair-raising variation of tightrope walking - which sees him crossing a bouncy stretch of 1-inch wide rope suspended hundreds of feet above some of the worlds most breathtaking canyons… without any safety harness. One slip and he could plunge to his death. Fourth episode of the TV series Daredevils, als known as Cutting Edge, about extraordinary humans.

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  • Documentary / Making Of

    Making-of 'Am Limit' - The point of no return DVD

    Making-of 'Am Limit' - The point of no return

    Pepe Danquart (2007)

    Making-of of the documentary 'Am Limit’, where the Huber brothers, Alex and Thomas, try to beat the speed record of the ‘Nose’, a 1.000 meters high climbing route in the granite wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The filming crew, composed of expert mountaineers, had to spend some days shooting betwenn eight and twelve hours on the wall, exposed to the sun and the elements. Every camera position was calculated by Pepe Danquart, the film director, anticipating every climber’s move, and the team used between 3 and 4 kilometers of fixed ropes. About ten people have been constantly in the wall, and more than 30 more were standing up at the summit or below to assist.

    Germany / 26 min

    Making-of 'Am Limit' - The point of no return

    Pepe Danquart, Martin Hanslmayr

    • 2007
    • Germany
    • 26 min
    Making-of of the documentary 'Am Limit’, where the Huber brothers, Alex and Thomas, try to beat the speed record of the ‘Nose’, a 1.000 meters high climbing route in the granite wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The filming crew, composed of expert mountaineers, had to spend some days shooting betwenn eight and twelve hours on the wall, exposed to the sun and the elements. Every camera position was calculated by Pepe Danquart, the film director, anticipating every climber’s move, and the team used between 3 and 4 kilometers of fixed ropes. About ten people have been constantly in the wall, and more than 30 more were standing up at the summit or below to assist.

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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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