The Brit Rock Film Tour is back for 2018 with its strongest line up to date.
The UK has arguably the richest climbing history and one of the strongest ethical codes of conduct in the world; Brit Rock is quite literally a no-nonsense celebration of this richness. Leading film maker and founder of the Brit Rock Tour Alastair Lee is collaborating with the best of the UK’s adventure film makers as well as his own new productions resulting in this stunning new line up of climbing films. Launching this October at the Hebden Bridge Picture House the tour is set for a run of dates across the UK; you are invited to host a screening of this year's tour at your own venue any time after the 31st Oct. The action packed program includes the films listed below.
Host a Show
Thanks for your interest in hosting the Brit Rock Film Tour.
Putting on a show is easy all you need is a suitable venue (with seating, projection and sound equipment), you pay a licence fee, promote and sell tickets then get ready to rock the crowd with the amazing line up of Brit Rock films.
Typical venues include climbing walls, outdoor retailers, community halls & theatres as well as mountaineering clubs, fundraising events and students unions. All grass roots locations linked with the outdoor world as well as traditional cinemas.
We'll supply you with the master files/disks to play the films as well as provide stunning high-resolution artwork to help you promote your event.
Local sponsors are a great way to help cover the licence fee as long as they don't clash with our lead sponsors.
Total running time approx. 90mins.
Brazilian – 20 mins, Dir Rob Johnson/Alastair Lee
A maverick bunch of Brits go big wall hunting in Brazil. Lead by pioneering legend Mike ‘Twid’ Turner accompanied Steve Long who invite some youth on the trip in the form of the super strong James Taylor and Angus Kille (just climbed Indian Face!). The team head for the giant monolith of Pedra Baiana dreaming of a new line on perfect rock. From the outset the plan begins to unravel with fuel blockages, wasp attacks, a shortage of equipment and time all pinning back progress in this spectacular, insightful and charming film.
Just Anna – 15mins, Dir Alastair Lee
In an era where searching out and developing new routes seems out of vogue: all is not lost as we meet Anna Taylor. This remarkable Lakes-based 20 year old is bucking all the tends with stunning new sport routes and bold traditional lines. Including a nervy introduction to Deep Water Soloing by climbing partner Neil Gresham, the film follows all the challenges and difficulties with Anna as we follow her pioneering journey to confront one of the UK’s great unclimbed lines.
North Base – 5mins, Dir Alastair Lee
The ultra pragmatic Tim Howell is a specialist in climbing cliffs and jumping from the top of them, commonly known as ‘climb to base’. This short film introduces us to Tim’s way of life and his long-term goal of being the first to climb and jump all six of the classic alpine north faces. This epic concept will surely test even Tim’s steely nerves and seemingly inexhaustible energy.
Whiz Kid: Rainshadow – 20 min, Dir Paul Diffley
In 2016 at the age of just 17, William Bosi became the youngest Brit to climb the ultimate magic grade: 9a. Whiz Kid: follows William’s journey to climb Steve McClure’s Malham test piece, Rainshadow. Documented in an observational style the film gently reveals what it takes to climb at this level.
Free Flow – 7 mins, Dir Paul Diffley
Hazel Findlay enjoys an epic day of mountain running and solo climbing in the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia. Stunning shots combine with a considered soundtrack underpinned by a subtle environmental message.
Danger Money – 20mins, Dir Alastair Lee
A wild and entertaining journey through the modern tapestry of what it takes to make a living as a professional climber in today’s world. 30 years ago all you needed was the dole and a carefree attitude, now you need an Instagram account with 10K followers and entry level film making skills. Our lead role is filled by the brash and bold Robbie Philips. 28yr old Robbie has managed to carve a life from what he loves most of all; climbing rocks. With a personal insight into the reality of Robbie’s ‘awesome’ lifestyle, the film focuses on a trip to the mind-blowing big walls of Madagascar where he and his jovial team attempt an adventurous new line.
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