Filmography

Nicolas Favresse

24 FILMS

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Coconut Connection Vod

    Coconut Connection

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll (2017)

    Having previously explored the coast of Baffin on board the famous Dodo’s Delight Nicolas Favresse & Sean Villanueva decide to return on a big wall free climbing expedition in the month of July which is rumoured to have better weather. However with the sea ice breaking up access is close to impossible. Joined by three Italian climbers ( Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo De Zaiacomo & Luca Schiera) they approach with skis on the frozen sea in June and find themselves voluntarily stranded for almost two months in a Yosemite like valley full of unbelievable big walls where everything is there for the taking. Nico and Sean are renowned musicians, but what instruments can the Italians bring to the concert? And how good is their singing?

    Belgium / 38 min

    Coconut Connection

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll

    • 2017
    • Belgium
    • 38 min
    Having previously explored the coast of Baffin on board the famous Dodo’s Delight Nicolas Favresse & Sean Villanueva decide to return on a big wall free climbing expedition in the month of July which is rumoured to have better weather. However with the sea ice breaking up access is close to impossible. Joined by three Italian climbers ( Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo De Zaiacomo & Luca Schiera) they approach with skis on the frozen sea in June and find themselves voluntarily stranded for almost two months in a Yosemite like valley full of unbelievable big walls where everything is there for the taking. Nico and Sean are renowned musicians, but what instruments can the Italians bring to the concert? And how good is their singing?

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    On sight Vod

    On sight

    Alastair Lee (2008)

    "On Sight" is the fruition of an idea that many considered impossible: a film capturing the blood, sweat and mystery of on-sight climbing as it happens. The result is a tense, profound and often hilariously funny portrait of climbing's most elusive realm, and a deep insight into what drives the climbers who explore it.

    UK / 67 min

    On sight

    Alastair Lee

    • 2008
    • UK
    • 67 min
    "On Sight" is the fruition of an idea that many considered impossible: a film capturing the blood, sweat and mystery of on-sight climbing as it happens. The result is a tense, profound and often hilariously funny portrait of climbing's most elusive realm, and a deep insight into what drives the climbers who explore it.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The Pathan Project Vod

    The Pathan Project

    Guillaume Broust (2019)

    With surprising turns and with ravishing humor, 'The Pathan Project' tells the story of four mountaineering friends and their dare-devil expedition up to now unclimbed peaks in an unexplored massif in a remote valley of Pakistan. The solid team of Belgian, French and Argentinian climbers will combine in this expedition, exploration, music, good humor and bold climbing. Nicolas Favresse, Jean-Louis Wertz, Mathieu Maynadier and Carlitos Molina take us on a new adventure full of surprises, french fries, and unexpected twists.

    France / 43 min

    The Pathan Project

    Guillaume Broust

    • 2019
    • France
    • 43 min
    With surprising turns and with ravishing humor, 'The Pathan Project' tells the story of four mountaineering friends and their dare-devil expedition up to now unclimbed peaks in an unexplored massif in a remote valley of Pakistan. The solid team of Belgian, French and Argentinian climbers will combine in this expedition, exploration, music, good humor and bold climbing. Nicolas Favresse, Jean-Louis Wertz, Mathieu Maynadier and Carlitos Molina take us on a new adventure full of surprises, french fries, and unexpected twists.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Free South Africa!

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll (2009)

    In February 2009 the Belgian climbers Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva and America’s Ben Ditto spent 13 days on the east face of the Central Tower of Paine in Patagonia tackling 'some of the most amazing free climbing we have ever encountered' while taking the first free ascent of the big wall established in 1974 by a South African team composed of Paul Fatti, Roger Fuggle, Art McGarr, Mervyn Prior, Mike Scott, and Richard Smithers.

    Belgium / 8 min

    Free South Africa!

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll

    • 2009
    • Belgium
    • 8 min
    In February 2009 the Belgian climbers Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva and America’s Ben Ditto spent 13 days on the east face of the Central Tower of Paine in Patagonia tackling 'some of the most amazing free climbing we have ever encountered' while taking the first free ascent of the big wall established in 1974 by a South African team composed of Paul Fatti, Roger Fuggle, Art McGarr, Mervyn Prior, Mike Scott, and Richard Smithers.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Notes from the wall Vod

    Notes from the wall

    Siebe Vanhee (2017)

    In February 2017, three of the best Belgian climbers in the world, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Nicolas Favresse and Siebe Vanhee, came into the limelight after having climbed one of the most difficult routes in Patagonia, 'El Regalo de Mwono', a 1200 metre route on the east side of the Torre Centrale, Torres del Paine. On returning home, they asked the director Guillaume Lion to assemble the footage of their 19 day journey. The result is a powerful and entertaining film that recounts the story of a strong friendship.

    Belgium / 35 min

    Notes from the wall

    Siebe Vanhee, Guillaume Lion

    • 2017
    • Belgium
    • 35 min
    In February 2017, three of the best Belgian climbers in the world, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Nicolas Favresse and Siebe Vanhee, came into the limelight after having climbed one of the most difficult routes in Patagonia, 'El Regalo de Mwono', a 1200 metre route on the east side of the Torre Centrale, Torres del Paine. On returning home, they asked the director Guillaume Lion to assemble the footage of their 19 day journey. The result is a powerful and entertaining film that recounts the story of a strong friendship.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Maewan, la quête des extrêmes

    Maewan, la quête des extrêmes

    Quentin de Froment (2016)

    The desire to reconnect with the spirit of great discoveries and early explorers has always accompanied Erwan Le Lann. In 2015, he decided to take action and set up an extraordinary expedition. This expedition is Maewan. Four years of travel to the most isolated corners of the world. Maewan is also the name of his boat, the starting point for the adventure. A ship transformed into a base camp for the elite of outdoor sportsmen and women.

    France / 53 min

    Maewan, la quête des extrêmes

    Quentin de Froment

    • 2016
    • France
    • 53 min
    The desire to reconnect with the spirit of great discoveries and early explorers has always accompanied Erwan Le Lann. In 2015, he decided to take action and set up an extraordinary expedition. This expedition is Maewan. Four years of travel to the most isolated corners of the world. Maewan is also the name of his boat, the starting point for the adventure. A ship transformed into a base camp for the elite of outdoor sportsmen and women.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The adventures of the Dodo Vod

    The adventures of the Dodo

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll (2015)

    Four years after 'Vertical Sailing Greenland', Captain Reverend Bob Shepton (aged 79) calls the Wild Bunch - Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, Benjamin Ditto, Olivier and Nicolas Favresse - back onto his boat for a major mission! On board of the Dodo’s Delight, a 10m sailboat, the team measures up with arctic ice, polar bears and ferocious storms, in search of the holy grail: to find unclimbed big walls and musical enlightenment. After some mouthwatering walls and tunes in Greenland, it's in Baffin Island they find big virgin walls to feed their musical inspirations propelling the group to ultimate all-new heights!

    USA / 55 min

    The adventures of the Dodo

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 55 min
    Four years after 'Vertical Sailing Greenland', Captain Reverend Bob Shepton (aged 79) calls the Wild Bunch - Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, Benjamin Ditto, Olivier and Nicolas Favresse - back onto his boat for a major mission! On board of the Dodo’s Delight, a 10m sailboat, the team measures up with arctic ice, polar bears and ferocious storms, in search of the holy grail: to find unclimbed big walls and musical enlightenment. After some mouthwatering walls and tunes in Greenland, it's in Baffin Island they find big virgin walls to feed their musical inspirations propelling the group to ultimate all-new heights!

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Dodo’s Delight Vod

    Dodo’s Delight

    Peter Mortimer (2016)

    Pack your penny whistle and batten down the hatches for a madcap sailing adventure in the Arctic Circle aboard the good ship Dodo’s Delight. Join Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Ben Ditto, and brothers Nico and Olivier Favresse for a rollicking musical journey across open seas and up unclimbed big walls. The fifth of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

    USA / 29 min

    Dodo’s Delight

    Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 29 min
    Pack your penny whistle and batten down the hatches for a madcap sailing adventure in the Arctic Circle aboard the good ship Dodo’s Delight. Join Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Ben Ditto, and brothers Nico and Olivier Favresse for a rollicking musical journey across open seas and up unclimbed big walls. The fifth of the five Reel Rock 11 films.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The Yosemite Experience

    The Yosemite Experience

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll (2004)

    After three weeks of learning how to trad climb, Nicolas Favresse and his friend Sean Villanueva managed to free climb 'Free Rider' (5-12d – 1000 meters) in a five-day single push. This is the first Big wall of this team of Belgian climbers who will become great specialists in the following years.

    Belgium

    The Yosemite Experience

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Nicolas Favresse

    • 2004
    • Belgium
    After three weeks of learning how to trad climb, Nicolas Favresse and his friend Sean Villanueva managed to free climb 'Free Rider' (5-12d – 1000 meters) in a five-day single push. This is the first Big wall of this team of Belgian climbers who will become great specialists in the following years.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Saslonch Suite Vod

    Saslonch Suite

    Andreas Pichler (2014)

    The Südtirol Jazzfestival in Alto Adige invited a daring group of musicians, climbers and tightrope walkers to find a point of contact between jazz music and extreme climbing on the rock faces of the Sassolungo in the Val Gardena. The result was a surprising happening at high altitude.

    Italy / 28 min

    Saslonch Suite

    Andreas Pichler

    • 2014
    • Italy
    • 28 min
    The Südtirol Jazzfestival in Alto Adige invited a daring group of musicians, climbers and tightrope walkers to find a point of contact between jazz music and extreme climbing on the rock faces of the Sassolungo in the Val Gardena. The result was a surprising happening at high altitude.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Patagonia dreams DVD

    Patagonia dreams

    Mike Lecomte (2007)

    Four young belgian climbers embark on a expedition in Patagonia in 2006. They climb the mythical route 'Riders in the storm' (Torres del Paine) in Chili and attempted to climb the majestic 'Fitz Roy' in Argentina. The four climbers are Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Olivier Favresse and Mike Lecomte.

    Belgium / 70 min

    Patagonia dreams

    Mike Lecomte, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll

    • 2007
    • Belgium
    • 70 min
    Four young belgian climbers embark on a expedition in Patagonia in 2006. They climb the mythical route 'Riders in the storm' (Torres del Paine) in Chili and attempted to climb the majestic 'Fitz Roy' in Argentina. The four climbers are Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Olivier Favresse and Mike Lecomte.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The recovery drink

    Jean-Louis Wertz (2014)

    The recovery drink is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Jossingfjord. It was directed by Jean-Louis Wertz in 2014. It features Nicolas Favresse and Stéphane Hanssens.

    Belgium / 8 min

    The recovery drink

    Jean-Louis Wertz

    • 2014
    • Belgium
    • 8 min
    The recovery drink is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Jossingfjord. It was directed by Jean-Louis Wertz in 2014. It features Nicolas Favresse and Stéphane Hanssens.

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