Filmography

Hot Aches

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    Transition

    Chris Prescott (2015)

    Natalie Berry is one of the UK’s leading female sport and competition climbers. After discovering climbing by chance at the age of 8, she went on to compete with the GB Climbing Team all over the world and has numerous podium places in both lead climbing and bouldering. As well as her success as a competition climber, Natalie is also one of the top female sport climbers in Britain, being one of only a handful of British women to have climbed the grade of 8b. Despite having lived in Scotland all her life, home to some of the best traditional and winter climbing in the world, she has yet to venture into the mountains so close to home.

    UK / 55 min

    Transition

    Chris Prescott, Paul Diffley

    • 2015
    • UK
    • 55 min
    Natalie Berry is one of the UK’s leading female sport and competition climbers. After discovering climbing by chance at the age of 8, she went on to compete with the GB Climbing Team all over the world and has numerous podium places in both lead climbing and bouldering. As well as her success as a competition climber, Natalie is also one of the top female sport climbers in Britain, being one of only a handful of British women to have climbed the grade of 8b. Despite having lived in Scotland all her life, home to some of the best traditional and winter climbing in the world, she has yet to venture into the mountains so close to home.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Return to Indian Face

    Paul Diffley (2011)

    Return to Indian Face is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Clogwyn Du'r Arddu. It was directed by Paul Diffley in 2011 and produced by Hot Aches. It features Dave MacLeod, Claire MacLeod, Johnny Dawes and Nick Dixon.

    UK / 18 min

    Return to Indian Face

    Paul Diffley

    • 2011
    • UK
    • 18 min
    Return to Indian Face is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Clogwyn Du'r Arddu. It was directed by Paul Diffley in 2011 and produced by Hot Aches. It features Dave MacLeod, Claire MacLeod, Johnny Dawes and Nick Dixon.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

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    Wide boyz

    Chris Alstrin (2012)

    Two climbers from England, Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall, explore the strange sub-culture of offwidth crack climbing. They embark on a tour of the USA which culminates in the first ascent of Century Crack, the world’s hardest offwidth.

    UK / 48 min

    Wide boyz

    Chris Alstrin, Paul Diffley

    • 2012
    • UK
    • 48 min
    Two climbers from England, Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall, explore the strange sub-culture of offwidth crack climbing. They embark on a tour of the USA which culminates in the first ascent of Century Crack, the world’s hardest offwidth.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

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    Cavewoman

    Dave Brown (2005)

    Scottish climber Fiona Murray has taken a career break to climb full-time. She spends the whole winter season in the Canadian Rockies and becomes obsessed with a route called "Caveman", a classic hard mixed climb. When it was first climbed five years ago, it was considered one of the hardest routes in the world. A humorous and inspirational tale for every female who has ever felt intimidated in the often testosterone-dominated mountain-sports arena. (This is an excerpt from the 38-minute film "All Mixed Up".)

    UK / 14 min

    Cavewoman

    Dave Brown

    • 2005
    • UK
    • 14 min
    Scottish climber Fiona Murray has taken a career break to climb full-time. She spends the whole winter season in the Canadian Rockies and becomes obsessed with a route called "Caveman", a classic hard mixed climb. When it was first climbed five years ago, it was considered one of the hardest routes in the world. A humorous and inspirational tale for every female who has ever felt intimidated in the often testosterone-dominated mountain-sports arena. (This is an excerpt from the 38-minute film "All Mixed Up".)

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    All mixed up

    Dave Brown (2005)

    All Mixed Up is a gripping tale of two female climbers from Scotland as they push their limits to see if they have what it takes in the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Tackling some of the steepest and toughest routes in the country, their roller coaster ride of self-questioning and sheer bloody-mindedness dressed up as determination is an inspirational story of success in the hard world of winter mixed climbing.

    UK / 38 min

    All mixed up

    Dave Brown, Paul Diffley

    • 2005
    • UK
    • 38 min
    All Mixed Up is a gripping tale of two female climbers from Scotland as they push their limits to see if they have what it takes in the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Tackling some of the steepest and toughest routes in the country, their roller coaster ride of self-questioning and sheer bloody-mindedness dressed up as determination is an inspirational story of success in the hard world of winter mixed climbing.

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    Fools with tools

    Dave Brown (2004)

    In this fast-flowing climbing film that doesn't take itself too seriously, a group of unremarkable but determined climbers from Edinburgh attempts to repeat Scott Muir's dry-tooling test piece "Fast and Furious". Follow the fools' indoor training, easier "warm-up" routes and finally their attempts on the actual route. Self-deprecating humour and genuine human emotion surface when the climbers push themselves to their own physical and mental limits.

    UK / 16 min

    Fools with tools

    Dave Brown, Paul Diffley

    • 2004
    • UK
    • 16 min
    In this fast-flowing climbing film that doesn't take itself too seriously, a group of unremarkable but determined climbers from Edinburgh attempts to repeat Scott Muir's dry-tooling test piece "Fast and Furious". Follow the fools' indoor training, easier "warm-up" routes and finally their attempts on the actual route. Self-deprecating humour and genuine human emotion surface when the climbers push themselves to their own physical and mental limits.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Rhapsody 3

    Paul Diffley (2008)

    Rhapsody 3 is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Dumbarton Rock. It was directed by Dave Brown in 2008 and produced by Hot Aches. It is a part of the series Committed - Volume II (4/5). It features Steve McClure and Sonnie Trotter.

    UK / 10 min

    Rhapsody 3

    Paul Diffley, Dave Brown

    • 2008
    • UK
    • 10 min
    Rhapsody 3 is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Dumbarton Rock. It was directed by Dave Brown in 2008 and produced by Hot Aches. It is a part of the series Committed - Volume II (4/5). It features Steve McClure and Sonnie Trotter.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The Allrounder

    Dave Brown (2008)

    The Allrounder is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Siurana and Glen Nevis. It was directed by Dave Brown in 2008 and produced by Hot Aches. It is a part of the series Committed - Volume II (2/5). It features Dave MacLeod, Dave Binney, Anne Arran, Emma Sutton, Tony Arboles, Ron Baxendale and others.

    UK / 35 min

    The Allrounder

    Dave Brown

    • 2008
    • UK
    • 35 min
    The Allrounder is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Siurana and Glen Nevis. It was directed by Dave Brown in 2008 and produced by Hot Aches. It is a part of the series Committed - Volume II (2/5). It features Dave MacLeod, Dave Binney, Anne Arran, Emma Sutton, Tony Arboles, Ron Baxendale and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

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    The long hope

    Paul Diffley (2011)

    In 1970, climber/poet Ed Drummond and climbing partner Oliver Hill, spent 7 days making their way to the top of a wild and remote 1150’ sea cliff at St John’s Head on the Island of Hoy. Forty years later, Scottish climber Dave MacLeod sets out to climb the cliff in a single day. Director Paul Diffley captures MacLeod’s historic climb in great style, contrasting it with the challenges of Drummond’s first ascent – then achingly returns to the route with Drummond.

    UK / 57 min

    The long hope

    Paul Diffley

    • 2011
    • UK
    • 57 min
    In 1970, climber/poet Ed Drummond and climbing partner Oliver Hill, spent 7 days making their way to the top of a wild and remote 1150’ sea cliff at St John’s Head on the Island of Hoy. Forty years later, Scottish climber Dave MacLeod sets out to climb the cliff in a single day. Director Paul Diffley captures MacLeod’s historic climb in great style, contrasting it with the challenges of Drummond’s first ascent – then achingly returns to the route with Drummond.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    E11

    Paul Diffley (2006)

    One of the best all-round climbers in the world seeks to take traditional rock climbing to the next level of difficulty -- and, inevitably, danger. The steep and intimidating rock face protecting the seaward flanks of historic Dumbarton Castle in Scotland is the scene of Dave MacLeod’s very personal battle. The film reveals the dedication, frustrations and sheer physical and mental effort that goes into MacLeod’s climbing. Relationships become strained as he struggles to cope with the difficulty and seriousness of the endeavour. Doggedly, even obsessively, he keeps returning to his "ultimate" project.

    UK / 42 min

    E11

    Paul Diffley

    • 2006
    • UK
    • 42 min
    One of the best all-round climbers in the world seeks to take traditional rock climbing to the next level of difficulty -- and, inevitably, danger. The steep and intimidating rock face protecting the seaward flanks of historic Dumbarton Castle in Scotland is the scene of Dave MacLeod’s very personal battle. The film reveals the dedication, frustrations and sheer physical and mental effort that goes into MacLeod’s climbing. Relationships become strained as he struggles to cope with the difficulty and seriousness of the endeavour. Doggedly, even obsessively, he keeps returning to his "ultimate" project.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The walk of life

    Dave Brown (2008)

    The walk of life is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Hartland Quay. It was directed by Dave Brown in 2008 and produced by Hot Aches. It is a part of the series Committed - Volume II (5/5). It features James Pearson, Emily Brazenall, Nic Sellars, Katherine Schirrmacher, Rich Mayfield, Sam Mayfield and others.

    UK / 21 min

    The walk of life

    Dave Brown, Paul Diffley

    • 2008
    • UK
    • 21 min
    The walk of life is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Hartland Quay. It was directed by Dave Brown in 2008 and produced by Hot Aches. It is a part of the series Committed - Volume II (5/5). It features James Pearson, Emily Brazenall, Nic Sellars, Katherine Schirrmacher, Rich Mayfield, Sam Mayfield and others.

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    Grit Kids

    Paul Diffley (2008)

    Grit Kids is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Burbage South Edge. It was directed by Paul Diffley in 2008 and produced by Hot Aches. It is a part of the series Committed - Volume II (3/5). It features Pete Whittaker, Katy Whittaker, Jack Geldard, John Arran, Paul Whittaker, Jill Whittaker and others.

    UK / 23 min

    Grit Kids

    Paul Diffley

    • 2008
    • UK
    • 23 min
    Grit Kids is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Burbage South Edge. It was directed by Paul Diffley in 2008 and produced by Hot Aches. It is a part of the series Committed - Volume II (3/5). It features Pete Whittaker, Katy Whittaker, Jack Geldard, John Arran, Paul Whittaker, Jill Whittaker and others.

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