Filmography

Yvon Chouinard

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    Dirtbag

    Dave O'Leske (2017)

    Fred Beckey is the legendary American 'Dirtbag' mountaineer whose name has evoked mystery, sarcasm and adulation since the 1940s. His stubborn determination to climb one peak after another was translated into a solitary life on the road, where he left a trail of furious climbing partners and abandoned lovers. At the age of 94 he is still obsessed by the mountains and plans ambitious expeditions, but the man who once cavorted over the rock and ice now has to come to terms with everyday life. The story of this athletic rebel, who inspired generations of climbers with his monumental first ascents and impassioned books, is recounted for the first time.

    USA / 96 min

    Dirtbag

    Dave O'Leske

    • 2017
    • USA
    • 96 min
    Fred Beckey is the legendary American 'Dirtbag' mountaineer whose name has evoked mystery, sarcasm and adulation since the 1940s. His stubborn determination to climb one peak after another was translated into a solitary life on the road, where he left a trail of furious climbing partners and abandoned lovers. At the age of 94 he is still obsessed by the mountains and plans ambitious expeditions, but the man who once cavorted over the rock and ice now has to come to terms with everyday life. The story of this athletic rebel, who inspired generations of climbers with his monumental first ascents and impassioned books, is recounted for the first time.

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  • Documentary / Historical

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    Vertical frontier

    Kristi Denton Cohen (2002)

    From John Muir in the 1860s to the super athletes of today, "Vertical Frontier" tells the saga of the free-spirited climbers who were inspired by the big walls of Yosemite. This comprehensive history of Yosemite climbing includes footage from classics such as El Capitan and interviews with dozens of Yosemite personalities such as Long, Bridwell, Steck, Hill, Croft, Robbins, Kauk, Chouinard and Potter. A formidable film -- a great piece of history.

    USA / 90 min

    Vertical frontier

    Kristi Denton Cohen

    • 2002
    • USA
    • 90 min
    From John Muir in the 1860s to the super athletes of today, "Vertical Frontier" tells the saga of the free-spirited climbers who were inspired by the big walls of Yosemite. This comprehensive history of Yosemite climbing includes footage from classics such as El Capitan and interviews with dozens of Yosemite personalities such as Long, Bridwell, Steck, Hill, Croft, Robbins, Kauk, Chouinard and Potter. A formidable film -- a great piece of history.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Mountain of storms

    Robert Collinson (1972)

    In the summer of 1968 four men –climber and surfer Yvon Chouinard, climber and skier Doug Tompkins, champion skier Dick Dorworth and climber and cinematographer Lito Tejada-Flores– set off from California in an old van to surf, ski and climb their way down to the southern end of Argentina. Three and a half months and 16,500 miles later, they arrive at their destination: Patagonia, where they met up with a young British climber, Chris Jones. Their goal is to climb a mountain that had been climbed only twice before: Cerro Fitz Roy. The team attempts the first ascent of Fitz Roy's Southwest Buttress, the so-called 'Californian Route'. The film documents this road trip that changed their lives.

    USA / 52 min

    Mountain of storms

    Robert Collinson, Lito Tejada-Flores

    • 1972
    • USA
    • 52 min
    In the summer of 1968 four men –climber and surfer Yvon Chouinard, climber and skier Doug Tompkins, champion skier Dick Dorworth and climber and cinematographer Lito Tejada-Flores– set off from California in an old van to surf, ski and climb their way down to the southern end of Argentina. Three and a half months and 16,500 miles later, they arrive at their destination: Patagonia, where they met up with a young British climber, Chris Jones. Their goal is to climb a mountain that had been climbed only twice before: Cerro Fitz Roy. The team attempts the first ascent of Fitz Roy's Southwest Buttress, the so-called 'Californian Route'. The film documents this road trip that changed their lives.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Messner

    Les Guthman (2002)

    In this exclusive documentary, Reinhold Messner looks back over his career with surprising candor and personal revelation. It is the career of a man who began climbing with his father in the exquisite Italian Dolomites, but whose restless quest for self-knowledge through extreme adventures made him the greatest climber of modern times

    USA / 47 min

    Messner

    Les Guthman

    • 2002
    • USA
    • 47 min
    In this exclusive documentary, Reinhold Messner looks back over his career with surprising candor and personal revelation. It is the career of a man who began climbing with his father in the exquisite Italian Dolomites, but whose restless quest for self-knowledge through extreme adventures made him the greatest climber of modern times

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Valley uprising

    Josh Lowell (2014)

    Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead, An Education) and produced by Emmy Award-Winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, Valley Uprising deftly recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity, and the laws of the land.

    USA / 99 min

    Valley uprising

    Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 99 min
    Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead, An Education) and produced by Emmy Award-Winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, Valley Uprising deftly recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity, and the laws of the land.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Rutas de tributo: Beckey-Chouinard

    Benjamín Soto (2016)

    A team of Mexican climbers is fine-tuning the crampons and the car to drive from Guadalajara to Canada to climb the Bugaboos in Canadian British Columbia to face a great challenge: climb the iconic Beckey-Chouinard route and, incidentally, meet the legendary Dirtbag, Fred Beckey. A project that is not only representative of the spirit of sporting achievement, it also brings together the elements of adventure and exploration that define the values of what it means mountaineering.

    Mexico / 34 min

    Rutas de tributo: Beckey-Chouinard

    Benjamín Soto, Cristóbal de Alba

    • 2016
    • Mexico
    • 34 min
    A team of Mexican climbers is fine-tuning the crampons and the car to drive from Guadalajara to Canada to climb the Bugaboos in Canadian British Columbia to face a great challenge: climb the iconic Beckey-Chouinard route and, incidentally, meet the legendary Dirtbag, Fred Beckey. A project that is not only representative of the spirit of sporting achievement, it also brings together the elements of adventure and exploration that define the values of what it means mountaineering.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Final Ascent - The legend of Hamish MacInnes

    Final Ascent - The legend of Hamish MacInnes

    Robbie Fraser (2019)

    The legend of Hamish MacInnes began early. At 16 he climbed the Matterhorn. At 17 he built his first motor car from scratch. He attempted Everest in 1953 with his friend Johnny Cunningham. As an explorer, expedition leader, and engineer he achieved world fame. As inventor of the all-metal ice axe, author of the International Mountain Rescue Handbook and founder of Glencoe Mountain Rescue he has been responsible for saving hundreds of lives, if not thousands. But at the age of 84, his accomplishments could not save him from being institutionalized against his will, suffering from delirium. This film tells the story of his life by mirroring his greatest challenge: to recover his memories and rescue himself.

    UK / 80 min

    Final Ascent - The legend of Hamish MacInnes

    Robbie Fraser

    • 2019
    • UK
    • 80 min
    The legend of Hamish MacInnes began early. At 16 he climbed the Matterhorn. At 17 he built his first motor car from scratch. He attempted Everest in 1953 with his friend Johnny Cunningham. As an explorer, expedition leader, and engineer he achieved world fame. As inventor of the all-metal ice axe, author of the International Mountain Rescue Handbook and founder of Glencoe Mountain Rescue he has been responsible for saving hundreds of lives, if not thousands. But at the age of 84, his accomplishments could not save him from being institutionalized against his will, suffering from delirium. This film tells the story of his life by mirroring his greatest challenge: to recover his memories and rescue himself.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Mt Edith Cavell

    Mt Edith Cavell

    Dan Doody (1961)

    This half-hour program was photographed by Dan Doody for True Adventure, a TV show hosted by Bill Burrud. Doody was a regular cameraman for this show. The program depicts the 1961 first ascent of the North Face of Mt Edith Cavelle in the Canadian Rockies by Fred Beckey, Yvon Chouinard and Dan Doody. The film opens with Chouinard and Beckey getting off the train at Jasper below Mt Edith Cavelle. The climbers take a bus to Jasper Park Lodge and, after visiting with a pair of young ladies, sort and pack their gear. The climbing footage appears to have been taken during two different sessions.

    USA / 30 min

    Mt Edith Cavell

    Dan Doody

    • 1961
    • USA
    • 30 min
    This half-hour program was photographed by Dan Doody for True Adventure, a TV show hosted by Bill Burrud. Doody was a regular cameraman for this show. The program depicts the 1961 first ascent of the North Face of Mt Edith Cavelle in the Canadian Rockies by Fred Beckey, Yvon Chouinard and Dan Doody. The film opens with Chouinard and Beckey getting off the train at Jasper below Mt Edith Cavelle. The climbers take a bus to Jasper Park Lodge and, after visiting with a pair of young ladies, sort and pack their gear. The climbing footage appears to have been taken during two different sessions.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Genesis - 40 Years of Ice Climbing

    Genesis - 40 Years of Ice Climbing

    Joe Josephson (2011)

    A film celebrating the first ascent of Genesis II, November 6, 1971 by Pat Callis and Brian Leo. This modern ascent by Pat Wolfe using the original gear (with comments by Yvon Chouinard) explores the birth of waterfall ice climbing through the invention of the curved pick.

    USA / 7 min

    Genesis - 40 Years of Ice Climbing

    Joe Josephson

    • 2011
    • USA
    • 7 min
    A film celebrating the first ascent of Genesis II, November 6, 1971 by Pat Callis and Brian Leo. This modern ascent by Pat Wolfe using the original gear (with comments by Yvon Chouinard) explores the birth of waterfall ice climbing through the invention of the curved pick.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Worn Wear

    Chris Malloy (2013)

    A Film About the Stories We Wear presented by Patagonia. Worn Wear is an exploration of quality -- in the things we own and the lives we live. This short film takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico; a family's maple syrup harvest in Contoocook, New Hampshire; an organic farm in Ojai, California; and into the lives of a champion skier, a National Geographic photographer, and a legendary alpinist. It also features exclusive interviews with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard. Released as an antidote to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, Worn Wear is an invitation to celebrate the stuff you already own.

    USA / 28 min

    Worn Wear

    Chris Malloy, Keith Malloy, Dan Malloy, Lauren Malloy

    • 2013
    • USA
    • 28 min
    A Film About the Stories We Wear presented by Patagonia. Worn Wear is an exploration of quality -- in the things we own and the lives we live. This short film takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico; a family's maple syrup harvest in Contoocook, New Hampshire; an organic farm in Ojai, California; and into the lives of a champion skier, a National Geographic photographer, and a legendary alpinist. It also features exclusive interviews with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard. Released as an antidote to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, Worn Wear is an invitation to celebrate the stuff you already own.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The search for freedom Vod

    The search for freedom

    Jon Long (2014)

    The story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. We discover how an electrifying new world came about through pure energy and imagination and the infinite possibilities of self-expression available to anyone willing to drop in. This documentary is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, mountain climbing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.

    Canada / 92 min

    The search for freedom

    Jon Long

    • 2014
    • Canada
    • 92 min
    The story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. We discover how an electrifying new world came about through pure energy and imagination and the infinite possibilities of self-expression available to anyone willing to drop in. This documentary is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, mountain climbing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.

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    A line across the sky Vod

    A line across the sky

    Peter Mortimer (2015)

    In February, 2014, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell became the first climbers to complete the coveted Fitz Traverse, a massive route that follows the iconic skyline of the Fitz Roy massif in southern Patagonia  This film tells the epic tale of their groundbreaking ascent and is the feature film of the 2015 REEL ROCK Film Tour.  I was hired by BigUp Productions to climb and shoot with Honnold and Caldwell in the rugged mountains of the Chalten massif in Patagonia to provide footage to help tell this story.

    USA / 40 min

    A line across the sky

    Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 40 min
    In February, 2014, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell became the first climbers to complete the coveted Fitz Traverse, a massive route that follows the iconic skyline of the Fitz Roy massif in southern Patagonia  This film tells the epic tale of their groundbreaking ascent and is the feature film of the 2015 REEL ROCK Film Tour.  I was hired by BigUp Productions to climb and shoot with Honnold and Caldwell in the rugged mountains of the Chalten massif in Patagonia to provide footage to help tell this story.

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