Filmography

Jim Bridwell

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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 / Portrait

    Jeff Lowe's Metanoia Vod

    Jeff Lowe's Metanoia

    Jim Aikman (2014)

    From the top of the world to the end of the line, this film follows the life and climbs of Jeff Lowe through his visionary ascents around the world up to his current dance with a chronic disease.

    USA / 78 min

    Jeff Lowe's Metanoia

    Jim Aikman

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 78 min
    From the top of the world to the end of the line, this film follows the life and climbs of Jeff Lowe through his visionary ascents around the world up to his current dance with a chronic disease.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Hook or Book - Version longue

    Hook or Book - Version longue

    Robert Nicod (2003)

    The Yosemite National Park in California is one of the most interesting parks in the USA. In the east of the park isolated granite peaks rise to 3,900 metres above the valley floor: El Capitan, Half Dome, Sentinel. El Capitan is the largest mass of unbroken granite on earth and a legendary place for mountaineering and climbing. Every year the best mountaineers in the world challenge its impressive wall. The film, with interviews and significant images, follows the preparations and ascent of El Capitan by an elite group of mountaineers: Scott Burk, Leo Houlding, Jim Bridwell, Jean Mars Troussier and Valerio Fulco. Despite the technical difficulties of the climb, humour is one of the essential ingredients of this adventure.

    France / 45 min

    Hook or Book - Version longue

    Robert Nicod

    • 2003
    • France
    • 45 min
    The Yosemite National Park in California is one of the most interesting parks in the USA. In the east of the park isolated granite peaks rise to 3,900 metres above the valley floor: El Capitan, Half Dome, Sentinel. El Capitan is the largest mass of unbroken granite on earth and a legendary place for mountaineering and climbing. Every year the best mountaineers in the world challenge its impressive wall. The film, with interviews and significant images, follows the preparations and ascent of El Capitan by an elite group of mountaineers: Scott Burk, Leo Houlding, Jim Bridwell, Jean Mars Troussier and Valerio Fulco. Despite the technical difficulties of the climb, humour is one of the essential ingredients of this adventure.

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  • Documentary / Making Of

    Sul set degli sport estremi

    Sul set degli sport estremi

    Michele Radici (2008)

    Michele Radici presents a mix of clips, broken up by backstage images, showing the production and shooting of films about extreme sport. On this occasion, the director also reveals a series of anecdotes, techniques, tips and tricks used in his films. The clips are taken from the films: Buildering, Canyoning, Icefalls, Climbing in Thailand, Jim Bridwell: the American living legend, Patrick de Gayardon:record da 1200 metri senza ossigeno, The time machine, Pierre Tardivel, La parete che non c’è, Base Jump in U.S.A. and many others.

    Italy

    Sul set degli sport estremi

    Sul set degli sport estremi

    Michele Radici

    • 2008
    • Italy
    Michele Radici presents a mix of clips, broken up by backstage images, showing the production and shooting of films about extreme sport. On this occasion, the director also reveals a series of anecdotes, techniques, tips and tricks used in his films. The clips are taken from the films: Buildering, Canyoning, Icefalls, Climbing in Thailand, Jim Bridwell: the American living legend, Patrick de Gayardon:record da 1200 metri senza ossigeno, The time machine, Pierre Tardivel, La parete che non c’è, Base Jump in U.S.A. and many others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    David Lama - Das Unmögliche möglich machen Vod

    David Lama - Das Unmögliche möglich machen

    Hans-Peter Stauber (2014)

    The Tyrolean David Lama has climbed an 8a route already at the age of ten, and he has become several times Youth World Champion and European Youth Champion in bouldering and lead climbing. In 2010, at the age of 20 years, David decided to leave the indoor climbing and competition world behind him. Since then, he is focusing on Alpinism, the most difficult routes and first ascents in the Alps, but as well in India and America. This documentary portrays David Lama from his first climbing attempts as a little boy to his big adventures in present time. We see famous locations, such as the climbing paradise on Lake Garda, the notorious Sagwand Face in the Zillertal Alps, and the 7.821m high Masherbrum in the Karakorum with its still untouched north east face.

    Austria / 49 min

    David Lama - Das Unmögliche möglich machen

    Hans-Peter Stauber

    • 2014
    • Austria
    • 49 min
    The Tyrolean David Lama has climbed an 8a route already at the age of ten, and he has become several times Youth World Champion and European Youth Champion in bouldering and lead climbing. In 2010, at the age of 20 years, David decided to leave the indoor climbing and competition world behind him. Since then, he is focusing on Alpinism, the most difficult routes and first ascents in the Alps, but as well in India and America. This documentary portrays David Lama from his first climbing attempts as a little boy to his big adventures in present time. We see famous locations, such as the climbing paradise on Lake Garda, the notorious Sagwand Face in the Zillertal Alps, and the 7.821m high Masherbrum in the Karakorum with its still untouched north east face.

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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 / Climbing Journal

    Cloudwalker

    Cloudwalker

    Robert Carmichael (1985)

    With their sights set on the pristine granite and extreme-ice terrain of the south summit of the Bear's Tooth (the south summit of the Mose's Tooth massif), two climbers at the peak of their game hone their mental and physical skills for a challenge. Cloudwalker, the 1985 Banff Festival of Mountain Films award-winning mountaineering film, follows Mark Wilford and Jeff Lowe as they prepare to climb a new route on this wild and gloirous spire in the Alaska Range. Including inspiring footage of an ascent of Eldorado Cnyon's classic hard rock route, the Naked Edge, along with interviews that reveal fascinating insights into the formative philosophies of tow of America's most prolific and talented alpinists, Cloudwalker helps to preserve and celabrate the culture and legacy of climbing.

    USA / 54 min

    Cloudwalker

    Robert Carmichael, Michael Tobias

    • 1985
    • USA
    • 54 min
    With their sights set on the pristine granite and extreme-ice terrain of the south summit of the Bear's Tooth (the south summit of the Mose's Tooth massif), two climbers at the peak of their game hone their mental and physical skills for a challenge. Cloudwalker, the 1985 Banff Festival of Mountain Films award-winning mountaineering film, follows Mark Wilford and Jeff Lowe as they prepare to climb a new route on this wild and gloirous spire in the Alaska Range. Including inspiring footage of an ascent of Eldorado Cnyon's classic hard rock route, the Naked Edge, along with interviews that reveal fascinating insights into the formative philosophies of tow of America's most prolific and talented alpinists, Cloudwalker helps to preserve and celabrate the culture and legacy of climbing.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    David Lama

    David Lama

    (2017)

    Episode of the I AM... series dedicated to David Lama. Climber and mountaineer David Lama was first taken climbing at the age of five. David thrives in the high altitude life, making it to the top of some of the world's most intimidating mountains. The series get deep with some of the most famous pro athletes on the planet, with insider info on their personal and professional lives in a rapid-fire humorous format that holds nothing back.

    Austria / 4 min

    David Lama


    • 2017
    • Austria
    • 4 min
    Episode of the I AM... series dedicated to David Lama. Climber and mountaineer David Lama was first taken climbing at the age of five. David thrives in the high altitude life, making it to the top of some of the world's most intimidating mountains. The series get deep with some of the most famous pro athletes on the planet, with insider info on their personal and professional lives in a rapid-fire humorous format that holds nothing back.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Hook or book

    Hook or book

    Robert Nicod (2004)

    El Capitan, in the Yosemite Valley, is one of the most mythical places for the climbers. Every year, the mountaineering elite spread on its walls in search for the fascination of the emptiness. The film, with interviews and significant images, follows the preparations and ascent of El Capitan by an elite group of mountaineers: Scott Burk, Leo Houlding, Jim Bridwell, Jean Mars Troussier and Valerio Fulco. Despite the technical difficulties of the climb, humour is one of the essential ingredients of this adventure.

    France / 28 min

    Hook or book

    Robert Nicod

    • 2004
    • France
    • 28 min
    El Capitan, in the Yosemite Valley, is one of the most mythical places for the climbers. Every year, the mountaineering elite spread on its walls in search for the fascination of the emptiness. The film, with interviews and significant images, follows the preparations and ascent of El Capitan by an elite group of mountaineers: Scott Burk, Leo Houlding, Jim Bridwell, Jean Mars Troussier and Valerio Fulco. Despite the technical difficulties of the climb, humour is one of the essential ingredients of this adventure.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Timbuktu - Off the wall DVD

    Timbuktu - Off the wall

    John Wilcox (1991)

    An international team of climbers, including Ron Kauk, America's "boy wonder", venture into the African Sahara desert, traveling through bedouin cultures and moving by camel caravan in an attempt to locate and climb a recently discovered pinnacle, Main de Fatima, near Timbuktu.

    USA / 49 min

    Timbuktu - Off the wall

    John Wilcox, Mike Hoover

    • 1991
    • USA
    • 49 min
    An international team of climbers, including Ron Kauk, America's "boy wonder", venture into the African Sahara desert, traveling through bedouin cultures and moving by camel caravan in an attempt to locate and climb a recently discovered pinnacle, Main de Fatima, near Timbuktu.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The Nameless Tower

    The Nameless Tower

    David Breashears (1991)

    The Nameless Tower is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Nameless Tower. It was directed by David Breashears in 1991 and produced by Adventure World Productions. It is a part of the series Expedition Earth. It features Catherine Destivelle, Jeff Lowe, Jim Bridwell, Veronique Choa, Lucien Abbet, Peter Benchley and others.

    USA / 49 min

    The Nameless Tower

    David Breashears

    • 1991
    • USA
    • 49 min
    The Nameless Tower is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Nameless Tower. It was directed by David Breashears in 1991 and produced by Adventure World Productions. It is a part of the series Expedition Earth. It features Catherine Destivelle, Jeff Lowe, Jim Bridwell, Veronique Choa, Lucien Abbet, Peter Benchley and others.

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