Filmography

Paul Diffley

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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

    Wide boyz Vod

    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

    All mixed up Vod

    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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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    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

    To hell and back DVD

    To hell and back

    Richard Else (2007)

    To hell and back is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Hells Lum. It was directed by Richard Else in 2007 and produced by Triple Echo Productions. It features Dave MacLeod, Claire MacLeod, Dave Brown, Mark Diggins, Paul Diffley, Tony Wayte and others.

    UK / 48 min

    To hell and back

    Richard Else, Margaret Wicks

    • 2007
    • UK
    • 48 min
    To hell and back is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Hells Lum. It was directed by Richard Else in 2007 and produced by Triple Echo Productions. It features Dave MacLeod, Claire MacLeod, Dave Brown, Mark Diggins, Paul Diffley, Tony Wayte and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The long hope Vod

    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 / Live Broadcast

    The great climb DVD

    The great climb

    Ian Russell (2010)

    Tim Emmett and Dave MacLeod attempted a new route on Sron Uladail in Harris in august 2010. They did it live on TV on BBC Scotland - the result? Over five hours of nail-biting television, a new E9 7b and a race against time to finish before the broadcast's scheduled end - the DVD set includes the Director's cut with a load of previously unseen and unheard material. The Great Climb was the BBC's first live climbing outside broadcast since 1967 featured ascents of 'the Old Man of Hoy' where three pairs of climbers: Bonington and Patey repeated their original route, whilst two new lines were climbed, by Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis, and by Pete Crew and Dougal Haston the original was watched by around 15 million people.

    UK / 325 min

    The great climb

    Ian Russell

    • 2010
    • UK
    • 325 min
    Tim Emmett and Dave MacLeod attempted a new route on Sron Uladail in Harris in august 2010. They did it live on TV on BBC Scotland - the result? Over five hours of nail-biting television, a new E9 7b and a race against time to finish before the broadcast's scheduled end - the DVD set includes the Director's cut with a load of previously unseen and unheard material. The Great Climb was the BBC's first live climbing outside broadcast since 1967 featured ascents of 'the Old Man of Hoy' where three pairs of climbers: Bonington and Patey repeated their original route, whilst two new lines were climbed, by Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis, and by Pete Crew and Dougal Haston the original was watched by around 15 million people.

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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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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    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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