Filmography

Yuji Hirayama

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Tsurisuto

    David Petts (2019)

    Louis Parkinson's trip to Japan in search of some of the finest bouldering lines. Tsūrisuto means tourists, and the film is Louis's travel diary, which begins in Tokyo. His first stop is at the B-Pump Gym, where he makes the first contact and the first-hand experience with the 'Japanese bouldering style'. There Louis meets local climber Takeyuki Ogawa, who will guide him to the Ogawayama area to test himself on the most interesting problems. In the next stage of the trip, Louis travels to Kyoto and visits the Crux Gym and the Kasagi bouldering area, where he casually meets Yuji Hirayama. A film by David Petts produced for EpicTV.

    UK / 35 min

    Tsurisuto

    David Petts

    • 2019
    • UK
    • 35 min
    Louis Parkinson's trip to Japan in search of some of the finest bouldering lines. Tsūrisuto means tourists, and the film is Louis's travel diary, which begins in Tokyo. His first stop is at the B-Pump Gym, where he makes the first contact and the first-hand experience with the 'Japanese bouldering style'. There Louis meets local climber Takeyuki Ogawa, who will guide him to the Ogawayama area to test himself on the most interesting problems. In the next stage of the trip, Louis travels to Kyoto and visits the Crux Gym and the Kasagi bouldering area, where he casually meets Yuji Hirayama. A film by David Petts produced for EpicTV.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Go Big

    (2018)

    In March 2018, Alex Honnold travels to Japan to sample the country's internationally unpublicized limestone sport climbing, with local and international climbing legend Yuji Hirayama to show him around. Honnold visits the bouldering and sport climbing areas of Gozen Iwa, Mizugaki, and Futagoyama. Honnold after his trip showed his admiration for Yuji, 'It’s been an amazing tour around a few different crags with the one and only Yuji Hirayama'. Hirayama, came to worldwide prominence as a competition climber; he was the World Cup champion in 2000. In the United States, though, he became famous as a granite crack climber and set a speed record on the Nose in 2008 climbing with Hans Florine.

    USA / 11 min

    Go Big


    • 2018
    • USA
    • 11 min
    In March 2018, Alex Honnold travels to Japan to sample the country's internationally unpublicized limestone sport climbing, with local and international climbing legend Yuji Hirayama to show him around. Honnold visits the bouldering and sport climbing areas of Gozen Iwa, Mizugaki, and Futagoyama. Honnold after his trip showed his admiration for Yuji, 'It’s been an amazing tour around a few different crags with the one and only Yuji Hirayama'. Hirayama, came to worldwide prominence as a competition climber; he was the World Cup champion in 2000. In the United States, though, he became famous as a granite crack climber and set a speed record on the Nose in 2008 climbing with Hans Florine.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Evolve

    Evolve

    Claudio Rossoni (2015)

    The film explores the evolution in the life of the Bolzano climber Jacopo Larcher. Climbing that helps to see and know new worlds, but also and above all that feeds a constant personal growth. A film by Claudio Rossoni featuring Jacopo Larcher, Fabrizio Larcher, James Pearson, Yuji Hirayama, Sam Elias and Caroline Ciavaldini among others.

    Italy / 28 min

    Evolve

    Claudio Rossoni

    • 2015
    • Italy
    • 28 min
    The film explores the evolution in the life of the Bolzano climber Jacopo Larcher. Climbing that helps to see and know new worlds, but also and above all that feeds a constant personal growth. A film by Claudio Rossoni featuring Jacopo Larcher, Fabrizio Larcher, James Pearson, Yuji Hirayama, Sam Elias and Caroline Ciavaldini among others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Free Range Turkey

    Free Range Turkey

    Renan Ozturk (2010)

    Free Range Turkey is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Geyikbayiri. It was directed by Renan Ozturk in 2010 and produced by Camp4 Collective. It features Emily Harrington, Sam Elias, Daniel Woods, Yuji Hirayama, Eneko Pou, James Pearson and others.

    USA / 26 min

    Free Range Turkey

    Renan Ozturk

    • 2010
    • USA
    • 26 min
    Free Range Turkey is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Geyikbayiri. It was directed by Renan Ozturk in 2010 and produced by Camp4 Collective. It features Emily Harrington, Sam Elias, Daniel Woods, Yuji Hirayama, Eneko Pou, James Pearson and others.

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    Trekking the Alps DVD

    Trekking the Alps

    Cedric Errol (1990)

    Peter Merkle returns, after 30 years, to his native Switzerland and spends 3 weeks in summer trekking in various mountainous regions. He climbs glaciers, mountain bikes, paraglides, skis and watches dawn breaking over the Matterhorn.

    USA / 54 min

    Trekking the Alps

    Cedric Errol

    • 1990
    • USA
    • 54 min
    Peter Merkle returns, after 30 years, to his native Switzerland and spends 3 weeks in summer trekking in various mountainous regions. He climbs glaciers, mountain bikes, paraglides, skis and watches dawn breaking over the Matterhorn.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Try DVD

    Try

    Marc Cotto (2008)

    Try is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Buoux and Saint Jeannet. It was directed by Marc Cotto in 2008 and produced by 9D Video. It features Yuji Hirayama, Patxi Usobiaga, Alex Chabot, Chris Lindner, Andreas Bindhammer, Stéphanie Crouvisier and others.

    France / 105 min

    Try

    Marc Cotto

    • 2008
    • France
    • 105 min
    Try is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Buoux and Saint Jeannet. It was directed by Marc Cotto in 2008 and produced by 9D Video. It features Yuji Hirayama, Patxi Usobiaga, Alex Chabot, Chris Lindner, Andreas Bindhammer, Stéphanie Crouvisier and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Masters of stone VI - Breakthrough Vod

    Masters of stone VI - Breakthrough

    Eric Perlman (2009)

    Masters of stone VI - Breakthrough is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan and Lake Tahoe. It was directed by Eric Perlman in 2009 and produced by Perlman Productions. It is a part of the series Masters of stone (6/6). It features Yuji Hirayama, Hans Florine, Dean Potter, Alex Honnold, Kevin Jorgeson, Steph Davis and others.

    USA / 64 min

    Masters of stone VI - Breakthrough

    Eric Perlman

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 64 min
    Masters of stone VI - Breakthrough is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan and Lake Tahoe. It was directed by Eric Perlman in 2009 and produced by Perlman Productions. It is a part of the series Masters of stone (6/6). It features Yuji Hirayama, Hans Florine, Dean Potter, Alex Honnold, Kevin Jorgeson, Steph Davis and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Zembrocal Vod

    Zembrocal

    Pietro Porro (2014)

    Zembrocal is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in La Chapelle. It was directed by Pietro Porro in 2014. It features Caroline Ciavaldini, James Pearson, Sam Elias, Jacopo Larcher and Yuji Hirayama.

    Italy / 32 min

    Zembrocal

    Pietro Porro

    • 2014
    • Italy
    • 32 min
    Zembrocal is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in La Chapelle. It was directed by Pietro Porro in 2014. It features Caroline Ciavaldini, James Pearson, Sam Elias, Jacopo Larcher and Yuji Hirayama.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The Sensei

    Josh Lowell (2013)

    The Sensei is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Mount Kinabalu and El Capitan. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2013 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 8. It features Yuji Hirayama, Daniel Woods, Sachi Amma, James Pearson, Caroline Ciavaldini, Hans Florine and others.

    USA / 26 min

    The Sensei

    Josh Lowell, Brett Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen

    • 2013
    • USA
    • 26 min
    The Sensei is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Mount Kinabalu and El Capitan. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2013 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 8. It features Yuji Hirayama, Daniel Woods, Sachi Amma, James Pearson, Caroline Ciavaldini, Hans Florine and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Race for the nose

    Peter Mortimer (2011)

    Race for the nose is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan. It was directed by Nick Rosen in 2011 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 2011 (Reel Rock 6). It features Dean Potter, Sean 'Stanley' Leary, Hans Florine, Alexander Huber, Thomas Huber, Yuji Hirayama and others.

    USA / 21 min

    Race for the nose

    Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen

    • 2011
    • USA
    • 21 min
    Race for the nose is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan. It was directed by Nick Rosen in 2011 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 2011 (Reel Rock 6). It features Dean Potter, Sean 'Stanley' Leary, Hans Florine, Alexander Huber, Thomas Huber, Yuji Hirayama and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Kinabalu climbing Vod

    Kinabalu climbing

    Brett Lowell (2013)

    Kinabalu climbing is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Mount Kinabalu. It was directed by Alex Lowther in 2013 and produced by Big Up Productions. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 8. It features James Pearson, Caroline Ciavaldini, Yuji Hirayama and Daniel Woods.

    USA / 10 min

    Kinabalu climbing

    Brett Lowell, Alex Lowther

    • 2013
    • USA
    • 10 min
    Kinabalu climbing is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Mount Kinabalu. It was directed by Alex Lowther in 2013 and produced by Big Up Productions. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 8. It features James Pearson, Caroline Ciavaldini, Yuji Hirayama and Daniel Woods.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Wild one Vod

    Wild one

    Jure Breceljnik (2012)

    In 1977, Philippe Ribiere is born in Martinique with the Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. Abandoned by his parents, he is left to the hospital, where he is bound to spend the first four years of his life and undergo a series of arm and leg operations. He is alone and different. At the age of 4, he is taken to France to be adopted by a French family. In 1994, Philippe discovers climbing, which is much more of a challenge to him than it is to others. However, he also discovers how to turn his handicap into an advantage trough climbing and so make his way into the society. The story of Philippe Ribiere is a story of loneliness, searching for the answers, discovering of being different, it is a story of courage, will, fearlessness, freedom, seeking for love and overcoming the impossible.

    Slovenia / 87 min

    Wild one

    Jure Breceljnik

    • 2012
    • Slovenia
    • 87 min
    In 1977, Philippe Ribiere is born in Martinique with the Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. Abandoned by his parents, he is left to the hospital, where he is bound to spend the first four years of his life and undergo a series of arm and leg operations. He is alone and different. At the age of 4, he is taken to France to be adopted by a French family. In 1994, Philippe discovers climbing, which is much more of a challenge to him than it is to others. However, he also discovers how to turn his handicap into an advantage trough climbing and so make his way into the society. The story of Philippe Ribiere is a story of loneliness, searching for the answers, discovering of being different, it is a story of courage, will, fearlessness, freedom, seeking for love and overcoming the impossible.

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