Synopsis: A compilation of award winning films from Alastair Lee.
*MAGIC NUMBERS* Steve McClure is Britain’s most accomplished sport climber. Featuring Steve on his many 9a’s at Britain’s steepest limestone crags. Plus an 8c first ascent and an 8b flash during the late hours of a French climbing festival, party!
*PATAGONIAN WINTER*Andy Kirkpatrick is a pioneer of winter climbing in Patagonia. This hilarious film documents his latest Patagonian horror show; an attempt at the first winter ascent of Torre Egger with fellow alpinist Ian Parnell.
*SKYE WALL* Dave Birkett goes in search of his dream line in the remote setting of Skye’s famous Cuillin Range. This stunning and gripping adventure results in one of the year’s most significant first ascents; Skye Wall E8 6b.
Andy Kirkpatrick’s Survival Tips
Ian Parnell contemplates Mountaineering
Ste Mac’s Rainshadow uncut
Dave Birkett Cam Crag E9 First Ascent
Pembrokshire E9 repeat by Bikett
Canadian Chaos – madcap Canadian crags road trip by Aaron Mooar
PSYCHE; produced by multi-award winning film maker Alastair Lee in 2007 has become one of our most successful productions.
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.
Banff Mountain Film Festival - Canada - 2008
Grand Prize (Jury Award)
Kendall Mountain Film Festival - United Kingdom - 2007
People's Choice Award and Best Adventure Film
Vancouver Mountain Film Festival - Canada - 2008
Best Film on Mountaineering
5 Point Film Festival - United States - 2008
Best of the Festival
Taos Mountain Film Festival - United States - 2008
Best Climbing / Mountaineering Film
It's a brilliantly filmed and entertaining showcase of British climbers. - UKCLIMBING.COM