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Synopsis: Failure is always present amongst professional athletes but few like to talk about it. Mayan Smith-Gobat and Niels Tietze are setting their sights on freeing “Free Rider” on El Capitan and The Regular Northwest Route on Half Dome in a 24 hour push.







Run Time

5 minutes

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Mayan Smith-Gobat

Directed by

Chris Alstrin


Chris Alstrin

Prod. Company

Mind Frame Cinema - www.mindframecinema.com

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Director's Statement

We see a lot of successful climbing shorts out there and in making this film I knew there was a chance the goal would not be completed. In this piece I really wanted to show the struggles and dedication going into such a difficult feat whether they complete the goal or not.

Director's Bio

Chris Alstrin is an award winning filmmaker who fell in love with making movies at an early age. He loves telling stories and continues to pursue his passion in the outdoors.

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Aspect Ratio

1.77:1 (16:9)

Sound Mix

Stereo LT/RT


Red Epic





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