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Synopsis: This adventure sport documentary follows one of the UK’s top climbers Leo Houlding as he revisits his 10 year project; The Prophet, an exceptionally steep, loose and difficult route on the east face of Yosemite’s El Capitan, described by Leo as “the wildest climb I’ve ever been on.”

Genre

Mountain / Adventure / Documentary / Sports

Language

English

Run Time

48 minutes

Starring

Leo Houlding
Jason Pickles

Directed by

Alastair Lee

Produced by

Alastair Lee

Prod. Company

Posing Productions - www.PosingProductions.com

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Director's Bio

Alastair Lee is a director and camera man specializing in the outdoor world. Twenty years in the industry he is a veteran of expeditions to the likes of Baffin Island, the Venezuelan jungle and Antarctica. Producing award winning films and TV commercials with stunning photography his special talent for combining the spectacular with the human have made him one of the leading forces in his industry with over 100 international awards to his name.

Not to be confused with the disposable ‘adrenaline’ fueled clips that dominate social media Alastair’s work is born of a deeper understanding and respect for the mountain world where a genuine passion and will to preserve these extraordinary environments is at the heart of Alastair’s work. Exploration, not only of the wild places to the furthest corners of the earth but also of the human condition. Delving into the complex psychology of the paradox of a modern person’s desire to challenge themselves in the natural arena. The quest not just for the summit but the search for purpose and meaning amongst the ever-increasing western safety and comfort.

Alastair has embraced the full gambit of modern devices at the film makers disposal, from drones to jibs to Cineflex camera systems and 4k slow motion shooting. However Alastair is also acutely aware that the ‘eye-candy’ means nothing without a strong sense of narrative and human depth. Alastair’s consistent success at combining world class cinematography with his trade-mark humor are testament to his true love of his art and dedication to always doing the best job possible and continually attempting to eclipse his own high standards.

In May of 2013 Alastair was awarded one of the top awards in his industry, The Grand Prize from the International Mountain Film Alliance at the Trento Film Festival.

His work has also been broadcast on Discovery UK, National Geographic US and featured on the Red Bull Explorers series.

Awards

Red Rock Film Festival - USA - 2011

Best Documentary Featurette (The Prophet)

Czech Republic Outdoor Film Festival - Czech Republic - 2011

Best Climbing Film (The Prophet)

Bansko Film Festival - Bulgaria - 2011

Best Film on Adventure and Exploration (The Prophet)

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival - UK - 2011

Best Climbing Film (The Prophet)

Vancouver Mountain Film Festival - Canada - 2011

Best Climbing Film (The Prophet)

Kendall Mountain Film Festival - UK - 2010

Best Climbing Film (The Prophet)

Kendall Mountain Film Festival - UK - 2010

Grand Prize for Best Film (The Prophet)

Quotes

An excellent and breath taking film of a truly outstanding route. - UKCLIMBING.COM

Country of Origin

UK

Production Year

2011

Official Website

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