Filmography

Leo Houlding

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Obsession

    Jorge Saffie (2019)

    Short film about the intense journey of Carlos Suárez and Scott Becker to the wildest Patagonia, that culminated in a spectacular winter attempt at the Ragni route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. A film by Jorge Saffie produced by Carlos Suárez.

    Spain / 19 min

    Obsession

    Jorge Saffie

    • 2019
    • Spain
    • 19 min
    Short film about the intense journey of Carlos Suárez and Scott Becker to the wildest Patagonia, that culminated in a spectacular winter attempt at the Ragni route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. A film by Jorge Saffie produced by Carlos Suárez.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Fine lines

    Dina Khreino (2018)

    The world’s most elite group of mountain adventurers reflect on why they leave behind families, friends, and everyday comforts, to risk everything for a fleeting glimpse into the unknown. Director Dina Khreino interviewed world-class athletes, listening to what compels them to this uncertain search. What she found was a tribe, a diverse group of professional adventurers and amateur philosophers, forged by the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit.

    Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates / 96 min

    Fine lines

    Dina Khreino

    • 2018
    • Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates
    • 96 min
    The world’s most elite group of mountain adventurers reflect on why they leave behind families, friends, and everyday comforts, to risk everything for a fleeting glimpse into the unknown. Director Dina Khreino interviewed world-class athletes, listening to what compels them to this uncertain search. What she found was a tribe, a diverse group of professional adventurers and amateur philosophers, forged by the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The wildest dream Vod

    The wildest dream

    Anthony Geffen (2009)

    After discovering Mallory’s body on Everest in 1999, Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s story. Mallory’s frozen body was found with his belongings intact; the only thing missing was a photograph of Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to discover the truth about Mallory and to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance. Anker and his climbing partner take on the Second Step without the use of the fixed ladder; free climbing it to evaluate if indeed Mallory was capable of climbing the Second Step himself in 1924.

    USA / 94 min

    The wildest dream

    Anthony Geffen

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 94 min
    After discovering Mallory’s body on Everest in 1999, Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s story. Mallory’s frozen body was found with his belongings intact; the only thing missing was a photograph of Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to discover the truth about Mallory and to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance. Anker and his climbing partner take on the Second Step without the use of the fixed ladder; free climbing it to evaluate if indeed Mallory was capable of climbing the Second Step himself in 1924.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Wild climbs - Czech Republic

    Wild climbs - Czech Republic

    Richard Else (1999)

    Third episode of Wild Climbs, a series that follows the world's finest climbers as they scale their chosen peaks and reveal what drives them to such exhilarating heights. In this episode, precocious British teenager Leo Houlding , who last year made a landmark ascent of El Nino in America's Yosemite Valley, is accompanied by Andy Cave in an attempt to scale the unique sandstone towers that litter the northern and eastern regions of the Czech Republic. Wild Climbs series is the sequel of 'The Face: Six great climbing adventures'.

    UK / 30 min

    Wild climbs - Czech Republic

    Richard Else

    • 1999
    • UK
    • 30 min
    Third episode of Wild Climbs, a series that follows the world's finest climbers as they scale their chosen peaks and reveal what drives them to such exhilarating heights. In this episode, precocious British teenager Leo Houlding , who last year made a landmark ascent of El Nino in America's Yosemite Valley, is accompanied by Andy Cave in an attempt to scale the unique sandstone towers that litter the northern and eastern regions of the Czech Republic. Wild Climbs series is the sequel of 'The Face: Six great climbing adventures'.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Islands

    Dom Bush (2011)

    A three-part film which gives an insight into the world of hard traditional ascents in the birthplace of rock climbing, the English Lake District. It features fantastic footage of first ascents and hard repeats of routes from E6 (5.12c) to E9 (5.13c) by Wild Country and Red Chili climbers Adam Hocking and James McHaffie, as well Lakes stalwarts Mike Przygrodzki and Stuart Wood. It also features interviews and commentaries from Lakes legend and Wild Country climber Dave Birkett and the indefatigable Leo Houlding.

    UK / 37 min

    Islands

    Dom Bush

    • 2011
    • UK
    • 37 min
    A three-part film which gives an insight into the world of hard traditional ascents in the birthplace of rock climbing, the English Lake District. It features fantastic footage of first ascents and hard repeats of routes from E6 (5.12c) to E9 (5.13c) by Wild Country and Red Chili climbers Adam Hocking and James McHaffie, as well Lakes stalwarts Mike Przygrodzki and Stuart Wood. It also features interviews and commentaries from Lakes legend and Wild Country climber Dave Birkett and the indefatigable Leo Houlding.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Spectre Expedition - To the End of the Earth Vod

    Spectre Expedition - To the End of the Earth

    Alastair Lee (2018)

    How about attempting the second summit of the most remote mountain on Earth? The plan, by design, is ambitious; it requires kite skiing almost 2,000 kilometers round trip, towing gear on sleds, just to reach the highly technical peak, known, menacingly, as The Spectre. The three expedition members battle logistics, distance, wind and no-wind, frostbite, crevasses, and wrong turns. 'Who’d have thought I’d actually get here one day?' says expedition leader Leo Houlding, as the team closes in on the objective. He can be forgiven for scarcely believing where he finds himself. Who else could ever claim that 'We are the most remote people on Planet Earth right now'?

    UK / 49 min

    Spectre Expedition - To the End of the Earth

    Alastair Lee, Leo Houlding

    • 2018
    • UK
    • 49 min
    How about attempting the second summit of the most remote mountain on Earth? The plan, by design, is ambitious; it requires kite skiing almost 2,000 kilometers round trip, towing gear on sleds, just to reach the highly technical peak, known, menacingly, as The Spectre. The three expedition members battle logistics, distance, wind and no-wind, frostbite, crevasses, and wrong turns. 'Who’d have thought I’d actually get here one day?' says expedition leader Leo Houlding, as the team closes in on the objective. He can be forgiven for scarcely believing where he finds himself. Who else could ever claim that 'We are the most remote people on Planet Earth right now'?

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Morir por la cima - Short version Vod

    Morir por la cima - Short version

    Pablo Martín (2016)

    Who decides how we should live our lives? Carlos Suarez, one of the leading international extreme sportsman, shows in this documentary why he chooses a life full of challenges and adventure. He offers another way to understand life, explaining why climbers risk their lives in every expedition. There are many ways of accepting that the simple fact of living means a risk. This is the 50 minutes version of the original film, which is 80 minutes long.

    Spain / 53 min

    Morir por la cima - Short version

    Pablo Martín

    • 2016
    • Spain
    • 53 min
    Who decides how we should live our lives? Carlos Suarez, one of the leading international extreme sportsman, shows in this documentary why he chooses a life full of challenges and adventure. He offers another way to understand life, explaining why climbers risk their lives in every expedition. There are many ways of accepting that the simple fact of living means a risk. This is the 50 minutes version of the original film, which is 80 minutes long.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Morir por la cima Vod

    Morir por la cima

    Pablo Martín (2016)

    Who decides how we should live our lives? Carlos Suarez, one of the leading international extreme sportsman, shows in this documentary why he chooses a life full of challenges and adventure. He offers another way to understand life, explaining why climbers risk their lives in every expedition. There are many ways of accepting that the simple fact of living means a risk. There is an alternative and shorter (50 minutes long) version of the film.

    Spain / 80 min

    Morir por la cima

    Pablo Martín

    • 2016
    • Spain
    • 80 min
    Who decides how we should live our lives? Carlos Suarez, one of the leading international extreme sportsman, shows in this documentary why he chooses a life full of challenges and adventure. He offers another way to understand life, explaining why climbers risk their lives in every expedition. There are many ways of accepting that the simple fact of living means a risk. There is an alternative and shorter (50 minutes long) version of the film.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Climbing blind - Brit Rock Vod

    Climbing blind - Brit Rock

    Alastair Lee (2019)

    Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. At four years of age Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas' cells. At aged 20 Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2% field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.

    UK / 57 min

    Climbing blind - Brit Rock

    Alastair Lee

    • 2019
    • UK
    • 57 min
    Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. At four years of age Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas' cells. At aged 20 Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2% field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.

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  • Documentary / Poetic

    Mountain Vod

    Mountain

    Jennifer Peedom (2017)

    A cinematic and musical odyssey. An experience about the highest peaks around the world. Shot by the world's leading high altitude cinematographers, with narration written by celebrated British writer, Robert Macfarlane, and narrated by Willem Dafoe, the film explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains. It shows us the spellbinding force of high places - and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams. An Australian documentary film, co-written, co-produced and directed by Jennifer Peedom following his awarded film Sherpa.

    Australia / 70 min

    Mountain

    Jennifer Peedom

    • 2017
    • Australia
    • 70 min
    A cinematic and musical odyssey. An experience about the highest peaks around the world. Shot by the world's leading high altitude cinematographers, with narration written by celebrated British writer, Robert Macfarlane, and narrated by Willem Dafoe, the film explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains. It shows us the spellbinding force of high places - and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams. An Australian documentary film, co-written, co-produced and directed by Jennifer Peedom following his awarded film Sherpa.

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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 / Chronicle

    Blocheads Vod

    Blocheads

    Alastair Lee (2016)

    A story of adventure, rocky passions and mutant fingers. It’s the story of a search for bouldering gold. In following the fearsomely strong Blocheads – as they quest for new lines and push the limits of human ability – we delve into bouldering’s murky past. Once it was just a bit of fun outside the climbing hut. Now it’s ‘a thing’. From the first recorded bouldering in the 19th century, through to the rise of this discipline as a sport. 'Blocheads' includes numerous first ascents, off-the-scale gnarly moves and hair-raising highballs.

    UK / 59 min

    Blocheads

    Alastair Lee

    • 2016
    • UK
    • 59 min
    A story of adventure, rocky passions and mutant fingers. It’s the story of a search for bouldering gold. In following the fearsomely strong Blocheads – as they quest for new lines and push the limits of human ability – we delve into bouldering’s murky past. Once it was just a bit of fun outside the climbing hut. Now it’s ‘a thing’. From the first recorded bouldering in the 19th century, through to the rise of this discipline as a sport. 'Blocheads' includes numerous first ascents, off-the-scale gnarly moves and hair-raising highballs.

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