47 COPA | Forty Seven Summits
Huw Jack Brassington
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Our Judges say:
Huw Jack Brassington running the Paddy Buckley with a mega support crew and in compromising conditions.
Ultra-running over 47 Welsh mounters is a challenge few have managed, and this film shows how magnificently photogenic runner Huw Jack Bressington attempts it as the storms descend. The film reveals the full support network an adventure like this requires. Fabulous mountain scenery brilliantly portrayed. Welsh language throughout, and all the better for it. "Run, you hairy potato!"
Paul Hodgson Music Judge
Another smasher of a running psych film from Huw Brassington and Huw Erddyn!
Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.
So enjoyed listening to the Welsh language.
A film following ultra runner Huw Jack Brassington, as he attempts to run the notorious Paddy Buckley round. The Paddy Buckley Round is a 100km fell running challenge that takes place in the mountains of North Wales. Those who are brave enough to take on the challenge, climb 8000 Metres over 47 of Snowdonia's highest mountains. All who attempt it want to break the magical 24 hour barrier, as does Huw Jack Brassington. But when a massive summer storm hits Snowdonia this already monstrous challenge becomes almost impossible. As Huw battles against the weather he has to push the boundaries of his strength, endurance and determination further than he's ever done before.
The film does not directly address sustainability, but does exhibit good mountain etiquette. Whilst filming, the carbon footprint was kept as low as possible by using all local crew and safety team. The production team also had a policy of not using any single use plastic bottles whilst filming.