Made In Sheffield

There's a reason Sheffield Adventure Film Festival exists. The city is home to so many adventurers, and where adventurers congregate, creativity blossoms. The outdoor filmmaking industry is arguably stronger here than anywhere else in the UK. At a time when staying local is key, but sharing globally is possible, we thought it apt to publish this list and shout it from The Outdoor City's rooftops.



Don't let the fact the ski village has burned down stop you riding the hell out of its ruins. We guarantee you've never seen a skiing film like this!

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Smash the Ski Slopes, snow or not.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Sheffield Ski Village closed in April 2012. We took two skiers and one boarder back to the charred remains of the dry ski slope where they learned to ski. The ski village was a key piece in the journey of some of the UK's best freestyle skiers to the top of their sport, including James Woods, James Machon, Ellie Koyander and Katie Summerhayes, all of whom are now Team GB athletes. Our aim is to drum-up support for the Sheffield Ski Village in the city known as the sporting capital of the United Kingdom. The song is ours, it's called "Wolves (Take You)" and it is on Wildling debut EP, which is coming out in December. You can get the song by pre-ordering our EP here: pledgemusic.com/projects/wildling Thanks to - fleye.co.uk and extremecams.co.uk Photos - instagram.com/doradc pledgemusic.com/projects/wildling SALT-STREET. com Instagrame - instagram.com/saltst/

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Local lads get there kit and throw down. MTB Sheffield

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Brilliant edit, brilliant cinematography, brilliant riders,

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

It seemed a logical decision to base Escapade7's first short film production in Wharncliffe woods, a location where both myself (Gee) and Sam have spent many hours shooting mountain bikes over recent years. Combining Sheffield riders and newly formed Sheffield based company Airdrop bikes, we produced this short film specifically made for SHAFF. James, Max & Rob collectively known as Clayspades have created an incredible array of trails and features in the woods which are constantly evolving, it's safe to say the scene right now has never been so good.

Please checkout our website and social media channels.

www.escapade7.com @escapade7



Incredibly beautiful slacklining short

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Sheffield slackliner breaks world highlinging record.

Matt Heason Festival Director

Sheffield girl Serah take the High Line over beautiful sunset.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Space and more space.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Sheffield highliner Sarah Rixham and Quirin Hertrich enjoy the sunrise on a slackline at the top of the Moleson mountain in Switzerland suspended above an incredible sea of clouds. During the Highline Extreme Festival Sarah managed to walk a 122m-Highline which is now the female highline record. She talks about why women should be on an equal footing in the sport.

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Parkour meets BMX in Sheffield - this is great!

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Sheffield boys get together and it all comes together.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Grimy inside adventure.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Shot on location in Sheffield's newest skate park, a group of local athletes skate, BMX and freerun superbly.

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Glorious short film evoking both the inspirational experience of road biking through the peak District, and the expert craftsmanship that goes into making a top quality road bike. Classy sound track and you will know many of these scenes!

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Take a new bike round the Peak District I think you will know these roads.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Sheffield filmmaker Brendon Tyree shot this visual rebrand video out in the Peak District for Hathersage based titanium bike builders, Colina Bikes.





A cracking insight into the down to earth mountain round running legend and record breaking farmer Nicky Spinks.

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Beautifully constructed short from Dom Bush profiling the very insipring and understated Nicky Spinks.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Adventures with cows in the glories of the peak district combined with hardcore fell running - as well as being an excellent story of survival. Utterly inspirational.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Beef farmer Nicky currently holds the women’s record for the four toughest fell running challenges in the UK - The Bob Graham Round, The Ramsay Round, The Paddy Buckley and the Lake District Record, completing 64 Peaks in 23 hours and 15 minutes. Ten years on from a mastectomy for breast cancer she talks about how she hopes to inspire other cancer patients to have hope for the future.

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Exciting video of a talented rider by a talented Sheffield film maker. Must watch.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Join Conor Macfarlane as he samples the best of what Whistler has to offer during the fall time, spending the morning riding his trail bike on Blackcomb Mountain followed by an afternoon of creative lines in the Whistler Bike Park. Shot by Tom Ivor Richards//Furnival Media
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Outstanding - one of the best films at ShaFF. Nicky spinks is an amazing runner and this film let's you experience what it takes to run the bob graham.

David Hanney

Beautiful cinematography from Sheffield filmmakers Rich Heap, Ben Pritchard and Nick Brown following Nikki Spinks on her Bob Graham attempt.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Incredible woman in an incredible race. Follow her through her up and downs.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

In April 2015 Nicky Spinks set out to beat her own women's record of 18 hours 12 minutes for the Bob Graham Round, the legendary Lake District fell running endurance challenge. This film follows the highs and lows of her record attempt. London born farmer, record-breaking fell runner and cancer survivor Nicky Spinks moved to a farm in Glossop in her childhood and has loved the Peak District and surrounding moors ever since. Nicky took up competitive running in 2001.


What an inspiring film by four local Sheffield women doing one of the longest, classic team fell races in the Peak District. The production is very basic but the landscape shots are beautiful and the information, sense of fun, accessibility and the colourful, cheerful characters portrayed are excellent. Very accessible, you can't help but want to join them.

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Four women embark on a long distance running challenge in the peak district – a film to inspire others to get out there and document their own accomplishments.

Zena Toscani

What a heartwarming film from local running women. The story about their training and attempt of the 2016 High Peak Marathon. Find them at ShAFF this year and chat to them about getting into running.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

How to train, run and enjoy a Peak District Ultramarathon

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Four girls, one big challenge... to run a 42 mile fell race, overnight, and in winter. This film takes you on a journey of bog running, midnight navigation and team race preparation. When race day comes, the girls are ready for the challenge - but is the challenge ready for them?

This film was shot early 2016 in the beautiful British Peak District. It follows a group of four friends - Ali Gover, Bodil Oudshoorn, Libby Kerr and Lisa Trollope - as they train for the longest race they have ever attempted. After multiple years of entering but not making it through the lottery for a place in the race, the girls finally got in. They excitedly started their training, spending many nights on boggy hillsides perfecting their navigation and cementing their friendship. Throughout training the girls learn that not everything is within their control and when race day comes, they decide to make the best of what the weather throws at them.

Featuring, filmed and edited by: Ali Gover, Bodil Oudshoorn, Libby Kerr and Lisa Trollope

Thanks to: Mike Watson for additional footage and time lapses Richard Bradbury organising the High Peak Marathon and the interview

Music: LEAO - Villain facebook.com/leaoband @leaoband Brave New Storm - Walden facebook.com/BraveNewStorm/ Matt Trollope - Coming Home Small Talk - Silence Inside

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Stylish Bike Packing Trip in the North West of Scotland.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

indeed travellers cyclist bike the west coast of Scotland. These boys have it right. Don't push hard haven't adventure and have beers on the way.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Beulah is a visually stunning film about a weekend cycle adventure in a remote part of Scotland. This isn't about the characters (while they are funny and relatable) this is about the spirit of exploration and the pleasure of the journey.

Zena Toscani

Beulah follows a Pannier cycle tour to explore the Cape Wrath track; a journey inspired by a 1970s OS Map Sheet of the most north-westerly part of Scotland found in a Hay-on-Wye bookshop. Stefan, Will, Jordan and Luke set off from London on the sleeper train one evening to ride a three day circular route at the golden touring pace of 10mph; turns out they probably dropped to an even lower average.

More than discuss the details of this trip in particular, Pannier and Brother Cycles wanted to celebrate the general idea of heading off on bike adventures. The eight-minute short was filmed totally unsupported (Luke, the filmmaker, carried all the kit on his bike) and they wanted to make it this way for two reasons: to provide an authentic account of what it was like to be on a Pannier adventure cycling trip, and to test it out and see if it was possible...

For a Journal report on the trip, including route map, all the photography and additional information see: goo.gl/QLFTFo

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I want to do this race! (but only if they can order the same, amazing weather).

Hayley Lever Women in adventure judge

Wow, a massively inspiring and beautifully shot account of the 400k 8-day Cape Wrath Ultra race, following runners of all levels, male and female, with interviews, voice overs and absolutely stunning views of Scotland that make you want to enter this race immediately. They bring out the characters well with humour, and it wasn't all about the elites, it was the whole vibe and community spirit. It was heartwarming and you got a real sense of the camaraderie the race created. The race also seemed quite accessible as you can see the trails are relatively easy and not many runners seem to be completely utterly exhausted or emotional, apart from a wee cry at the end and a shock shot of some very trail-beaten feet! Despite this, we are signing up next year, all of us!

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

A beautiful look into the Scottish Highlands and ultra running.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

From the team that gave us 'The Dragon's Back', one of the most quietly emotive adventure films ever, another contemplation of running an ultra event.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Winding through the beautiful lochs, glens and mountains of the Scottish Highlands, the Cape Wrath Ultra™ is an ultra-running expedition through some of the world's most inspirational landscapes, including Morar, Knoydart, Kintail, Torridon, Assynt and Sutherland.

This film follows the inaugural race's progress focusing on some of the first ever participants to take on this extraordinary adventure. The Cape Wrath Ultra™ took place in May 2016 and was filmed by Rich Heap and Ben Pritchard.

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Waterskiing down a storm drain. You seriously have never seen anything like this!

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Go underground, go underwater for a nightmare or an adventure in Sheffield's underbelly.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

FORGOTTEN BY ALL WHO WALK ABOVE, The Victorians constructed an engineering masterpiece. In the 1860s work began on a huge underground storm drain known as THE MEGATRON. Its job was to prevent the City of Sheffield, UK from flooding year after year and disrupting the steel industry for months at a time. The flood waters now rest below the city in huge tunnels waiting to be explored by the Sheffield people. We took two of Sheffield's wakeboarders beneath the rock to see what they could put together.

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I loved this. Go do things alone in strange countries.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

In the spring of 2016 19 year old Jimmy Hyland boarded a plane to Mongolia. Having spent his life reading books, watching films and hearing stories of adventure he decided it was time to find his own. Drastically unprepared and armed with little more than a bike he had bough the week before for £50 and a few basic tools Jimmy set off into the steppe, but all did not go to plan.

This is the story of Jimmy's first taste of travelling alone in a totally alien land. Continually battling wind, bitter cold temperatures, mechanical problems and solitude which pushed him to his limits, it wasn't until he discovered the incredible Mongolian hospitality that he got back on track.

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Interesting man, interesting runing. Nice work form the younger Sheffield lad.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Interesting insight into Barefoot Aleks' running journey, lots of good muddy action shots in beautiful mountainside, but would like to have had even more info on why he runs without shoes, his transition to barefoot and how he makes his own sandals.

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

That looks painful!

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Aleks Kashefi is a science teacher from the UK who began running just 3 years ago. He soon discovered running in the mountains and found it gave him a huge sense of freedom but there was something missing... Or rather something that needed to be lost, his shoes! Aleks realised that running barefoot in these remote and challenging locations added a huge amount more fun to each run, so he lost the shoes and began to do it the 'pure' way. Running Sucks - Story of a Barefoot Runner follows the story of Aleks's running career and why he finds running barefoot such a different experience to running conventially. It was filmed in the build up to a huge trip that Aleks made to run the length of Europe from Norway to Sicily along the E1 trail solo and barefoot.

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You know where this is Joshua out there right now.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

In three short minutes this film shows the passion and steel required for intense road cycling but let's the viewer benefit from the rewards of the beautiful vistas with very little effort!

Zena Toscani

Hard as nails, beautifully shot.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Brendon Tyree is one of the secretaries of the Rutland Cycling club as well as a film maker. This year he took his camera along to their annual hill climb race on Mam Nick. The aim was to capture some of the pain and beauty within this simple genre of bike racing, and then show it off as a short piece of film. As it happened the light, wind and the atmosphere came together nicely with the record breaking ride by Chris Dyke, and now this window into the Rutland's hill climb is to be screened at film festivals in over 20 cities around the world.

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An unusual, beautifully shot film which takes a different view of adventure. Slow paced, no adrenaline here... just peace, beauty, art, music and inspiration.

Hayley Lever Women in adventure judge

Three female artists and writers reach a far flung bothy. Delightfully entertaining, beautiful and above all real. A singularly well put together short film, you will love it.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

The Bothy Project is about exploring the wilds on your own terms, in your own style. Artists Tessa Lyons, Natasha Brooks and writer Claire Carter take themselves into the vast emptiness of the Sheneval bothy in the Scottish Northwest to let go and unravel. A run, a hike, a swim; a painting, a poem, an animation. Each woman’s experience is woven into this beautiful short film by Jen Randall, Light Shed Pictures. Commissioned by BMC TV and supported by Lowe Alpine.

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Great to see two local athletes climbing in Sheffield and in the Peak District. Some great tips on crack climbing.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Chalk and Cheese. Or perhaps not. Two of your favourite climbers unite for a school day on the Grit.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

No one can argue that Shauna Coxsey has had a remarkable season. Already she is the IFSC Bouldering World Cup Champion and the season is yet to finish! Obviously, you would be excused for thinking that Shauna does not have any weaknesses, although it is not quite true... Shauna was once confronted with a crack in a competition and did not have the first idea how to get off the ground, let alone climb the thing. When you are an aspiring world champion, weakness are not something to be trifled with; call in a Wideboy and get it sorted. In this film from the BMC, crack addict Pete Whittaker takes Shauna for a crash course in crack climbing - and not everything goes to plan...

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Wow, what an incredible story - Nicky Spinks, former triple UK-mountain round record holder, had breast cancer 10 years ago and last year tackled a DOUBLE Bob Graham Round! This is a great film learning all about Nicky's diagnosis and treatment via an interview with her interspersed with action of her and her friends on the round. Fantastic film, lots of great shots, and a brilliant, brilliant story.

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Such an incredible lady and such an inspiration to so many people?.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

A beautifully paced documentation of Nicky Spink's life and dedication to a new challenge.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Nicky Spinks is a beef farmer from Yorkshire and one of the UK's best fell runners. In 2006, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, turning her world upside down. 'Run Forever' looks at Nicky's inspirational life and her record breaking attempt of a double Bob Graham Round in the Lake District; a 132 mile route, with 54000ft of ascent, that only one person has completed in under 48 hours.

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Impressive, challenging and dramatic Welsh ultra running movie about the Dragon Back Race. Suffering has rarely been so athletic.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Absolutely fantastic film about one of the craziest, longest, hardest races in the UK right now. Awesome characters, great dialogue, fantastic storyline with ups and downs, and a thrilling ending. Watch out, you'll be entering for 2019!

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Anyone that takes on a physical challenge needs to have determination, positivity, and the will to succeed. These ultra runners have it in spades as we follow the individuals competing in the Dragon’s Back five day ultra running race. Really inspiring for runners and non runners!

Anna Paxton

One of the hardest races in the world this is either going to inspire you interval running or it's going to put you off it for life.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

“The Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race film is thoroughly enjoyable. I had heard a lot about the race, but hadn’t really appreciated what the competitors put themselves through to complete one of the world’s toughest events and earn their coveted ‘Dragons’.” - Sir Chris Bonington 

The 2017 film focuses on the highs and lows of five participants as they set out to conquer The Dragon. Each of them has a unique and emotional story to tell of their battle against the enormous physical and mental challenges of the race. We also see the wider race unfolding around them and the stunning Welsh landscapes they travel through. 

Will they all make it? 

 The legendary Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race follows the mountainous spine of Wales from north to south. This incredible 5-day journey is 315 kilometres long with 15,500 metres of ascent across wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain. It is the toughest 5-day mountain race in the world.

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What happens when a world-famous climber is forced to stop climbing due to a serious shoulder injury? Award-winning filmmaker Jen Randall captures pro climber Hazel Findlay’s empowering road to recovery. Fascinating reflections on identity emerge from this refreshingly honest and uplifting documentary.

Ruth Farrar

When you love your sport it’s so hard to be injured. This film follows professional climber Hazel Findlay on the road to recovery after a shoulder operation. Impressive to see her positivity and determination to emerge from the injury both physically and mentally stronger.

Anna Paxton

Mind Control is a new BMC TV film by the award-winning Jen Randall. This is a personal and revealing portrait into the demands of being a pro climber. Features unique behind-the-scenes footage and inspiring shots of one of Hazel's hardest sends: Mind Control (8c) at Oliana.

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Sheffield filmmaker users gels to make a rad film MTB in the woods of grno. 💯🔥

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Mountain biking in the dark with fancy lighting! Sheffield folk, do you recognise these local trails?

Anna Paxton

In the middle of the night, a mountain biker rides through Grenoside Woods, Sheffield. Shot over three nights and lit with a bag full of LED panels.

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Sheffield own Dora DC follows Sheffield own Sarah and her line round UK cities for some night-time highlining.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Night High is a visual collaboration between highliner Sarah Rixham and photographer Dora Dc. The film encapsulates the dreamy flow state athlete Sarah Rixham finds whilst floating in untouched space on a one inch wide slackline. 

She uses the cover of night to explore unique urban gaps in the pursuit of this dream-like state induced by highlining.

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super fun, terrifying, bmx and skate movie. magnificently loud and abrasive.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

This is one of my films, saltstreetpro 🎥 Watch it then come find me to ask me anything. I will be here all weekend. ⛽👊

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Sheffield’s own Salt Street Productions took a crew of talented young urban athletes on a road trip this summer. They explored some of Britain’s biggest abandoned places to see if they could BMX, freerun, skateboard and highline at them. The first in a series of six, in this episode the crew explore Pleasure Island, an abandoned theme park at Cleethorpes.

Anna Paxton

Channel 4 commissioned up-and-coming Sheffield-based Salt Street Productions to produce a six-part series that explores some of Britain’s most interesting locations via a group of young, talented urban athletes. Travelling across the UK on a converted double decker bus freerunner Katie McDonnell, highliner Jediah Doohan, BMX rider Pete Catherall and skateboarder Calvin Ligono will breathe new life into six lost locations as they physically explore each space through their chosen sport.

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Steve McClure talks us through climbing the hardest route in the UK.

Anna Paxton

Where is your limit? Would you recognise it? For Steve McClure it’s an endless series of matchstick edges and nothing holds, high above the Yorkshire Dales. 

If this climb was one move longer, it would still be a dream… instead it’s the UK’s hardest-ever climb. A BMC TV film.

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Wow, what a feat - climbing Scafell Pike, highest mountain in England, then swimming across freezing cold Wastwater and running to the sea. An incredible achievement, especially as Aleks is new to swimming and still panics.

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Running and swimming a unique route from the summit of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, to the sea.

Anna Paxton

Local up-and-coming filmmaker submits latest film have a great challenge for running from the top of Scafell Pike to the sea taking on the rivers and the lakes you have to cross.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Aleks Kashefi is an adventurer and experienced mountain runner who has become an expert in running barefoot. Following an epic run from the North to the South of Europe in 2016 Aleks was searching for the next big adventure, only this time he looked much closer to home. 
Summit to sea is the story of a man who was terrified of the water exploring the Lake District in a different way and overcoming his fears. Its the story of a Swim Run adventure from the summit of Scafell Pike to the Irish Sea.

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After this winter I'm not sure you going to want to see more snowy shots but here they are from the winter before and Sheffields own house

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

The wonderfully warm Scottish voiceover of this film whisks you away on a winter climbing adventure to Scotland. A feel-good cinematic celebration of friendships formed on expeditions. While Rab's American athletes are awe-inspiring, the real star of the film is without a doubt mountaineering legend Myrtle Simpson.

Ruth Farrar

Classy Scottish climbing documentary. Includes she very nice Bothy action.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

From the climbers and skiers who live for Scottish winter to the musicians and craftspeople who make their living in the highlands, so much of our inspiration still comes from the mountains of Scotland. 

 With the Rab family now extending far beyond these isles, in January 2017 we invited athletes and staff from our US Team to come and experience Scottish winter with us. 

This film, produced by Coldhouse Collective, catalogues their journey through the country as they discover that the weather is just as fickle, the people just as welcoming and the climbing just as demanding as they'd always heard.

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very nice little bouldering film focusing on one problem

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

A techy Irish boulderer’s quest to conquer a famous problem on the grit.

Anna Paxton

Local film makers, local spotters, local grit. A turkey look into the Boulder problem, Voyager at Burbage South (5km away from where you are now)

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

This film follows Irish climber David Fitzgerald, who after taking up the sport only 5 years ago, travelled to the Peak District to try the hardest bouldering problems on grit. After sending Deliverance (7B+) and The Ace (8B) David set his sights on Voyager sit start (8B+). Voyager was set by Ben Moon in 2006 and had only been climbed by two others (Niccolò Ceria and Ned Feehally) before David. It is widely regarded as the hardest route on grit. David was filmed in the Peaks and in his home city of Dublin over the course of two months in spring 2017, while working on the route and training indoors. David is sponsored by MoonClimbing. Produced by Puzzleglass films Directed and Edited by Joe O'Connor Shot by Joe O'Connor and Sam Walker Soundtrack composed by Tom O'Connor Additional music by Hashfinger www.puzzleglass.com facebook.com/puzzleglass

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Bikeing and local legends. Gust they just want to take the piss and trow down.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

We are a group of friends brought together by bicycles. Living in and around Sheffield, we take great pride in our beautiful city and the broad spread of talent in sports and other creative outlets that stems from it, this provided huge inspiration to show what 'home' means for us. Until Autumn of 2017 the plans of creating a film have never become much more than an "imagine if". It's thanks to the levels of commitment and passion from the group of friends we are lucky to have around us that this project finally took root. The project stretched over 3 months - this time consisted of digging, filming, editing... hurting, recovering. Wheel love means a hell of a lot to us, it's something that we can always look back on and appreciate the amazing times we had crashing and trying again. Sheffield, we are lucky to have you... let's all get outside and enjoy this truly unique area. Please enjoy our film, Wheel Love. Thankyou.

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El Cap has been climbed many times many ways, but this is the first time it’s been free climbed solo in a day. Join Pete Whittaker en route.

Anna Paxton

Rope Solo Free Climbing is a sport that few people know about and even less people do. 

We join Pete Whittaker, his long time climbing partner Tom Randall and Big wall solo climbing expert Andy Kirkpatrick as they take us through the paces of what it really means to make a solo-free ascent of El Cap. 

 “The Problem is if Pete pulled it off, nobody would even get it, nobody would understand how hard it was”… and to do it in a day, is totally insane”. - Andy Kirkpatrick 
 “The ascent made by Pete on Freerider to me is hopefully the dawn of a new style of big wall solo climbing, big wall solo climbing on El Capitan for many years was just aid climbing. Now Pete has proven that it's possible to do that free climbing, but relatively fast” - Tom Randall A BMC TV film.
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I really, really enjoyed this. Listen carefully, theres so much reasonable climbing wisdom here.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Local production company make a beautiful bolder film. For 6 minutes we are thrown into the world of a boulder and his mates at the top of there game.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

A calm and beautiful film piecing together overheard conversations of boulders on a snowy trip.

Anna Paxton

Following his documented 4th ever ascent of the 8B+ boulder problem 'Voyager Sit Start' in the Peak District, Moon Climbing athlete David Fitzgerald set his sights on Europe. Follow the journey as David takes on some of Europe's hardest boulders and explore the reasons why bouldering means so much to so many people.

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Ultra-running, but played for laughs. This could catch on.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

"Yorkshire's finest" ...from Derbyshire it turns out. This was a thoroughly entertaining watch.

Elise Wicker

Local filmmakers come out with something completely different. This local man running 10 marathons in 10 days takes a toll as he watched him fall apart and re build only to plunge bhead first into crazy in front of your eyes

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

A slightly fat man from Derbyshire is asked in the pub 'can you run 10 marathons in 10 days?' A story about the power of not thinking about it too much.

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Great local filmmaking!

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Meet some of the characters that relish low visibility, lack of snow, and horizontal rain. You can travel all over the world to ski, and yet some of the best days are to be had in Scotland, so they say!

Anna Paxton

A real eye-opener. Extreme skiing in Scotland, who'd have thought!

Elise Wicker

When the days grow shorter, and skiers begin to dream of their favourite pistes and perfect powder days, it’s not often that they imagine the Scottish Highlands. Yet for those in the know, Scotland is an obsession. A foggy, dented gem, beautiful in its own way; not for it’s clarity or perfection, but for it’s obscurity and esoteric nature. From the misty peaks of Glen Shiel with seasoned steep skiers Pete Mackenzie, Dave Searle and Hamish Frost, to the Back Corries and scoured slopes of Aonach Mor with 4 year old Murray, 'Every Few Winters' explores the quirky, unique community of Scottish skiers who epitomise dedication to their sport and an unrivalled tenacity. The entry requirements? Patience and resilience in abundance. With thanks to our brand partners, Marmot

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A national treasure.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Famous for inspiring great literary work from Liam O' Flaherty to Martin McDonagh and even the host island for TedFest, discover exactly why Aran Island Inis Mór is now also well-known as a new mecca for sport climbing. The film's beautiful cinematography proves a tempting welcome invitation to explore Inis Mór's rugged beauty. Just pray for no rain!

Ruth Farrar

Marvellous, beautifully shot, utterly compelling climbing film set in the most extraordinary Irish island surroundings.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Climber Steve McClure travels to Ireland in search of new and adventurous routes on stunning unclimbed sea cliffs.

Anna Paxton

Impressive cliffs that will make you look for a late minute flight to an Atlantic Ireland not to fare from home.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Ricky Bell and Steve McClure exploring Inis Mór, a small island off the West Coast of Ireland with 14km of barely developed limestone cliffs. 

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Made in Sheffield, filmed in the Himalayas big up the cold house team.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

In May 2018, three British climbers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham set out to attempt the first ascent of Janhukot, a mountain buried deep in the heart of the Indian Garwhal Himalaya.

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This is such a beautiful, intelligent piece, playing with time, nostalgia, prayer and embodiment.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Local documentary filmmaker puts his hands to scripted work. Shot around Mam Tor last winter this young film maker is being brave and bold with this entry.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Somewhere in the English Pennines, a young Himalayan poet has been living with a terminal affliction. Before his body gives way, he wants it to carry him into the snowy lap of Mam Tor, the Mother Mountain, where his last poem awaits him. Time is running out… 'Playing with Snowballs in the Prison of Time' is a homage to Mam Tor and all the wondrous spiritual adventures she has inspired. A visual interpretation of one of George Enescu’s most enigmatic musical compositions, the film uses the snows of Mam Tor to meditate on human temporality.

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Watch this. Right now.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

A heartwarming film which shows the real difference that climbing made to Clare on her journey to rebuild her strength and confidence after her stroke. What lovely friends and family Clare has, so much admiration for them and her.

Anna Paxton

A beautiful story form the fantastic people of across Sheffield, generations and Human kind. Beautiful Clare 💪

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Shot here in Sheffield, Reach is a film that takes us from the wards of the Children's Hospital, right out into the heart of the Peak District. Filmed over four-years, It tells the story of a local climber called Clare who suffered a life altering stroke at thirteen which left her unable to move anything but her left eye.

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Fiona is incredible. Humour, compassion, steely mental drive. Finding something more than 'because it's there'.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

This is one of the most stunningly put together films in the entire festival flagship for the adventurer activism side to SHAFF 2019

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

A surprising, refreshing and unbelievable story, told beautifully.

Elise Wicker

From Executive Producer James Cromwell and award-winning director Keegan Kuhn (Cowspiracy, What The Health) comes RUNNING FOR GOOD, the feature-length sports documentary narrated by Rich Roll (Finding Ultra), following world record marathon runner Fiona Oakes in her attempt not only to set a new global record in endurance racing, but to compete in the “toughest footrace on earth,” the Marathon Des Sables, a 250km race through the Sahara Desert. Fiona Oakes has made a name for herself as a unique endurance runner. She is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents, and the north pole, in both cumulative and elapsed time. Fiona’s achievements are made even more astounding due to the fact that she was told at age 14 that she would never walk properly, let alone ever run. She would undergo more than 17 radical knee surgeries which ultimately led to having her entire right kneecap removed. The process was agonizing, the rehab worse, the records she’s gone on to set even more astounding. With overcoming her own adversity, Fiona’s true drive to achieve incredible feats of speed and human endurance are motivated by a deep desire to raise awareness for the plight of animals. Her achievements help fund a 450+ animal sanctuary that she takes care of every day.

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🙋can I join. Uni girls show is how it done in the outdoor city.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Made in Sheffield! How many local places can you recognise?

Anna Paxton

This film tries to capture the essence of what is important about sports and why participating is all that matters. The events gave women the opportunity to try sports that they might never have heard of and so the aim of the film was to capture the feeling of enjoyment of a sport and trying to avoid making it about excellence. This is not about winners or losers it's about that early morning feeling and getting back on the bike. Filmed as a promotion for a week of events by the Sports Committee of Sheffield Students' Union as a partner of the official This Girl Can campaign in October 2017. Planned, filmed and edited in the 3 weeks running up to the start of the week being promoted this was a typical student project. Forge TV approached the Sheffield Students' Union Sports Officer with the idea of creating a promotional video and from that point on it was all hands on deck. From finding locations and arranging transport to filming sports we had never thought to film before this was a very large learning curve for everyone involved. This film probably would have never got made anywhere other than Sheffield, it has a special atmosphere that makes this sort of concept possible.

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“My name’s Damian. I’m British. I’m 42. I live in the Cotswolds. I’m an outdoor journalist. I’m having a mid-life crisis, and that means I like to run ultramarathons, and I’ve got a UTMB problem…. It’s got 10,000 metres of climb–Everest is eight-and-a-half thousand metres. To be top 10 at UTMB® –that, to me, is the dream. The runners I’m against are mostly full-time, they’re younger than me, a lot of them live and train in the mountains. Realistically the pedigree of the other runners… it’s unlikely, most people would say. So I just want to give my best effort. I do want to be in the top 10. There are lots of things against me. But it gives me an underdog spirit.”