Set in Stone – Profile of Lakeland Rock Climber, Dave Birkett

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Synopsis: The film charts the routes of arguably the worlds greatest traditional climber; Dave Birkett. ‘Set in Stone’ charts Dave’s remarkable passion for climbing and the pursuit for a magical line on his beloved Lakeland crags. Featuring the first ascent of ‘Return of the King’ E9 6c, Dave’s latest addition to Scafell’s East Buttress – just one of many Lakeland masterpieces including the extraordinary "Nowt Burra Flee’in Thing" (E8 6c) – Cam Crag, Wasdale Screes; a stunningly evocative line. All filmed using innovative techniques, including ‘The Brief History of Birkett ‘ animation which covers the 70 year Birkett family legacy.

Genre

Documentary

Rated

NR

Language

English

Run Time

48 minutes

Starring

Dave Birkett

Directed by

Alastair LeeDavid Halsted
David Halsted

Prod. Company

Posing Productions - www.posingproductions.com

Director's Statement

The 2005 collaboration between adventure film makers Alastair Lee and David Halsted has become one of the most significant British climbing films in years.

Director's Bio

Posing Productions is a dynamic team of climbing creatives breaking free from the cliched and predictable, aspiring to the unusual and adventurous. We love the whole outdoor climbing thang so much we combine the spectacular with humor, action with innovation, breathing heart and soul into all of our work. There are also dvds sold on this site not produced by Posing Productions, these are carefully selected titles by film makers that inspire us. You can be sure any of the films found on this site have that special something that sets them apart.

The Posing Productions website is primarily here to showcase and provide a point of sale for the photographic and film making talents of Alastair Lee who’s collaborations with talented animators and cameramen like David Halsted and David Reeves have produced a string of successful films. The break through act was in 2004 when Alastair teamed up with Dave Halsted to produce Twice Upon a Time in Bolivia which has now been a finalist at over a dozen international mountain film festivals and won six top awards. Their next film Storms an experimental climbing comedy scooped two gongs at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2005. In 2006 they produced another successful venture with the climbing blockbuster Set in Stone which ran off with ‘Best Climbing Film’ and the ‘People’s Choice’ at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, its also picked up a couple of awards in the States and is a must at any mountain film festival line up. In 2007 Alastair went solo as Dave’s animation career took off, to produce PSYCHE which picked up two awards at Kendal 2007, including Best Adventure Film and the People’s Choice Award and has won a further 7 awards around the globe.

Alastair is now well established as one of the UK’s leading adventure film makers since his 2008 release On Sight which has seen rave reviews and won the prestigious Grand Prize and Best Climbing film at the 2008 Kendal Mountain Film Festival. In 2009 Alastair teamed up with top climber Leo Houlding on his most ambitious film to date; The Asgard Project which has won 22 international awards and was broadcast on Discovery Channel’s freeview channel ‘Quest’. A further two epics have been produced with Leo; Autana (2012) and most recently The Last Great Climb which is scooping up gongs around the globe and is being broadcast on National Geographic US in July 2014.

Awards

Kendall Mountain Film Festival - United Kingdom - 2005

People's Choice Award and Best Climbing Film ()

Sawtooth Mountain Film Festival - United States - 2007

Director's Choice Award ()

Mountain Film Festival Domzale - Slovenia - 2008

Best Film about Mountains, Sport and Adventure ()

Art & Tur Film Festival - Portugal - 2008

Best Mountain Film ()

Comments

Country of Origin

UK

Production Year

2005

Aspect Ratio

1.77:1 (16:9)

Sound Mix

Stereo LT/RT

Medium

HD

Resolution

1280x720

Official Website

Available Instantly on VOD

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