Filmography

Mikey Schaefer

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Exposure Vol. 1 Vod

    Exposure Vol. 1

    Chuck Fryberger (2013)

    In this first installment of The Exposure Series, we'll follow professional climbers Dave Graham, Nalle Hukkataival, Matt Wilder, Cheyne Lempe, Mason Earle, Angie Payne, and Cody Roth as they seek out and attempt to climb some of the worlds most challenging boulders, mountains, and traditional routes. Experience the emotional hardships, physical pain, and mental battles as these athletes attempt to redefine their boundaries in the world of rock climbing. Their dedication and commitment to the sport will take them from the windy peaks of Patagonia to the harsh desert of Utah.

    USA / 75 min

    Exposure Vol. 1

    Chuck Fryberger, Kyle Berkompas

    • 2013
    • USA
    • 75 min
    In this first installment of The Exposure Series, we'll follow professional climbers Dave Graham, Nalle Hukkataival, Matt Wilder, Cheyne Lempe, Mason Earle, Angie Payne, and Cody Roth as they seek out and attempt to climb some of the worlds most challenging boulders, mountains, and traditional routes. Experience the emotional hardships, physical pain, and mental battles as these athletes attempt to redefine their boundaries in the world of rock climbing. Their dedication and commitment to the sport will take them from the windy peaks of Patagonia to the harsh desert of Utah.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Stone Locals

    Cheyne Lempe (2020)

    Climbing has always been more than just a sport. It’s provided a way of life and a makeshift family to misfits who share a calling. As the sport grapples with its growing popularity, the people who anchor its core and community have more responsibility than ever. This film tells the stories of five of these anchors, the Stone Locals who keep the soul of climbing and nurture it as the sport evolves, and does it by following climbers from 5 different communities: Kathy Karlo, Daniel Pohl, Dario Ventura, The Keithley family, and Katsutaka “Jumbo” Yokoyama.

    USA / 72 min

    Stone Locals

    Cheyne Lempe, Mikey Schaefer

    • 2020
    • USA
    • 72 min
    Climbing has always been more than just a sport. It’s provided a way of life and a makeshift family to misfits who share a calling. As the sport grapples with its growing popularity, the people who anchor its core and community have more responsibility than ever. This film tells the stories of five of these anchors, the Stone Locals who keep the soul of climbing and nurture it as the sport evolves, and does it by following climbers from 5 different communities: Kathy Karlo, Daniel Pohl, Dario Ventura, The Keithley family, and Katsutaka “Jumbo” Yokoyama.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Free Solo Vod

    Free Solo

    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (2018)

    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of 'Meru' comes this stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

    USA / 100 min

    Free Solo

    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 100 min
    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of 'Meru' comes this stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Drawn Vod

    Drawn

    Jeremy Collins (2014)

    Drawn is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Acopan Tepui and Keketuohai. It was directed by Jeremy Collins in 2014. It features Jeremy Collins, Tommy Caldwell, Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, Mikey Schaefer, Phyllis Copp and others.

    USA / 42 min

    Drawn

    Jeremy Collins

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 42 min
    Drawn is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Acopan Tepui and Keketuohai. It was directed by Jeremy Collins in 2014. It features Jeremy Collins, Tommy Caldwell, Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, Mikey Schaefer, Phyllis Copp and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The Gimp Monkeys

    Fitz Cahall (2012)

    The Gimp Monkeys is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan. It was directed by Fitz Cahall in 2012 and produced by Duct Tape then Beer. It features Craig DeMartino, Jarem Frye and Pete Davis.

    USA / 9 min

    The Gimp Monkeys

    Fitz Cahall, Mikey Schaefer

    • 2012
    • USA
    • 9 min
    The Gimp Monkeys is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan. It was directed by Fitz Cahall in 2012 and produced by Duct Tape then Beer. It features Craig DeMartino, Jarem Frye and Pete Davis.

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  • Documentary / Making Of

    The making of Border Country

    David Huffman (2010)

    This is the story of the new route Border Country, the 5.12c route established by Jeremy Collins Dana Drummond and Mikey Schaefer up the NW Face of Middle Cathedral in Yosemite in 2009. Better still, it is moving, artistic tribute to American alpinists Jonny Copp and Micah Dash who disappeared in an avalanche on Mount Edgar in the Sichuan province in China in the summer of 2009.

    USA / 5 min

    The making of Border Country

    David Huffman

    • 2010
    • USA
    • 5 min
    This is the story of the new route Border Country, the 5.12c route established by Jeremy Collins Dana Drummond and Mikey Schaefer up the NW Face of Middle Cathedral in Yosemite in 2009. Better still, it is moving, artistic tribute to American alpinists Jonny Copp and Micah Dash who disappeared in an avalanche on Mount Edgar in the Sichuan province in China in the summer of 2009.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The love letter

    Mikey Schaefer (2011)

    The love letter is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in John Muir Wilderness. It was directed by Mikey Schaefer in 2011 and produced by Duct Tape Then Beer. It features Fitz Cahall and Becca Cahall.

    USA / 12 min

    The love letter

    Mikey Schaefer, Fitz Cahall

    • 2011
    • USA
    • 12 min
    The love letter is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in John Muir Wilderness. It was directed by Mikey Schaefer in 2011 and produced by Duct Tape Then Beer. It features Fitz Cahall and Becca Cahall.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Border Country

    Jeremy Collins (2010)

    Jeremy Collins and Mikey Schaefer climb a new route on Yosemite Valley’s Middle Cathedral in honor of two friends recently killed in a climbing accident. A tribute to Jonny Copp and Micah Dash, a response to both the catastrophe and the beauty that restores in wild places.

    USA / 9 min

    Border Country

    Jeremy Collins

    • 2010
    • USA
    • 9 min
    Jeremy Collins and Mikey Schaefer climb a new route on Yosemite Valley’s Middle Cathedral in honor of two friends recently killed in a climbing accident. A tribute to Jonny Copp and Micah Dash, a response to both the catastrophe and the beauty that restores in wild places.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    The man who can fly DVD

    The man who can fly

    Bryan Smith (2011)

    Legendary rock climber and base jumper Dean Potter mounts an expedition to free climb the massive peaks of Canada's Mt. Butte.

    USA, Canada / 48 min

    The man who can fly

    Bryan Smith, Christian Begin

    • 2011
    • USA, Canada
    • 48 min
    Legendary rock climber and base jumper Dean Potter mounts an expedition to free climb the massive peaks of Canada's Mt. Butte.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Force

    Fitz Cahall (2014)

    Since he was a young climber, Patagonia ambassador and photographer Mikey Schaefer has been simultaneously drawn and repelled by the ferocity of the world’s greatest mountains, and in the last decade he’s made an annual pilgrimage to El Chaltén, Argentina, to ferret out new routes. The photos he has taken during his time there have propelled him into a career in photography. Now, his images and film footage capture the imagination of today’s young climbers who aspire to climb in the windswept wilderness of Patagonia.

    USA / 18 min

    Force

    Fitz Cahall, Aidan Haley

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 18 min
    Since he was a young climber, Patagonia ambassador and photographer Mikey Schaefer has been simultaneously drawn and repelled by the ferocity of the world’s greatest mountains, and in the last decade he’s made an annual pilgrimage to El Chaltén, Argentina, to ferret out new routes. The photos he has taken during his time there have propelled him into a career in photography. Now, his images and film footage capture the imagination of today’s young climbers who aspire to climb in the windswept wilderness of Patagonia.

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