Always Higher

Follow Lysanne Richard as she attempts a 22 meter dive in the dead of winter over a frozen lake.
Image Credit: Mathieu Tranchida



Alexa Fay


Sophie Claivaz-Loranger


Buff Canada, Région Thetford, Tourisme Chaudière-Appalaches, Hôtel du Domaine

Running time

12 minutes

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Our Judges say:

A nail biting watch, pushing the limits of high diving - and trying to find your limit as an athlete.

Jimmy Hyland

A champion of her sport continuing to look for different, and arguably greater, challenges in middle age. The film has generates strong drama enhanced by the music and the cinematography.

Simon Taylor

Lysanne Richard is one of the world’s best competition high divers. But the 39 years-old Canadian mother of three is ready to start focusing on personal projects of her own. First on the list is a 22 meter high dive in the dead of winter over a frozen lake, a feat that has never been done. But will it be enough? Or will she try to make the challenge even more difficult? Watch as she continuously tries to push the limit further and explores her reasons why.