MEET OUR BRILLIANT FILMMAKERS

Selected from hundreds of entries, our gallery of filmmakers ranges from the very experienced to the most recently emerging. Some are adventurous filmmakers, some filmmaking adventurers. All of them have provided us with something special and inspiring to remind us of what is out there waiting.

47 Copa: Forty Seven Summits
Huw Erddyn from North Wales based production company Cwmni Da has worked in the television industry for over 10 years, starting his career as a camera operator before moving into directing and producing. In 2017 he directed his first prize-winning documentary, Riding The Dragon, and in 2018 he was the lead director for the 3 part documentary series, Tide, a co-production project between BBC Alba, BBC Northern Ireland, S4C, TG4 and LIC in China.
Benjy
Andrius Zukas ia a Lithuanian national filmmaker, whoholds a BA degree in film from the Norwich University of the Arts. His passion is for extreme sport and adventure films.
Coast to Coast
London-based director, Sam Davis, enjoys telling compelling and engaging stories from around the World. In 2015, Sam’s documentary featuring the Roma community in Albania went on to achieve the prestigious Vimeo Staff Pick award, reaching an accumulated 1m views. Recent work includes Heading North for Albion Cycling, documenting an attempt to cycle from London to Edinburgh in 24 hours, and Metronomy's latest music video, Whitsand Bay.
Coming Home - Ag Teacht Abhaile
Childhood friends, Dylan Ladds and Ryan Scura, started making movies together when they were 12 on an old DV camera, and that simple joy of collaborative creation has continued to fuel their filmmaking pursuits today. Together they lead an award winning production company, Dooster, that focuses on community centric, outdoor stories.
Day 1
Josh Berman started his career in the New York City production scene while earning a degree in Film Studies and Photography from Dartmouth College, from which he graduated with honors in 2001. When a knee injury sidetracked Josh’s pursuit of skiing professionally he stepped behind the lens and founded Level 1 as a vehicle through which to produce his first films. He is now one of the most acclaimed and award-winning filmmakers in the sports genre.
Dream Big
Jack Davies started the company Friction Collective Ltd back in 2014, creating films that make a difference, that reach out and pull the viewer in, whilst changing perspectives and creating new and inspiring ideas. His real passion for film making and adventure comes through creating adventure documentaries. Cycling 650 miles across Vietnam whilst creating his first adventure doc, followed by Dream Big and a 1,000 mile epic journey through central Malaysia.
Dream Mountain
InLightWorks Productions, LLC was founded by executive producer and expedition photographer Cira Crowell as a multi-media platform to bring images, words and stories of inspiration to light. Working with an internationally renown director, Kyle Ruddick, founder of the documentary film project One Day on Earth, Dream Mountain highlights the story of internationally recognized elite mountaineer and humanitarian, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita. Pasang shines as she invites us deeper into her life.
Edwin: A Dream of White Horses
Scotland-based Hot Aches Productions was founded in 2004 by adventure filmmaker, Paul Diffley. Their first major climbing DVD, ‘E11′, followed Dave MacLeod on his first ascent of Rhapsody (E11) in Scotland, winning thirteen international awards and widely regarded as one of the best climbing movies ever made. Subsequent work has featured James Pearson, Tom Randall, Sonnie Trotter, Steve McClure, Matt Segal, Hazel Findlay, Johnny Dawes, Pete Whittaker and many more.
Elbrus
Simon Straetker is an internationally recognized filmmaker, tireless explorer and eco-activist known for creating inspirational short films at the farthest corners of earth. When Simon isn’t traveling, he's home filming the Black Forest and hiking with the young changemakers of tomorrow. Milo Zanecchia is an outdoor lifestyle filmmaker and photographer based in Southern Switzerland. His focus is on documenting natural landscapes with a human element for outdoor brands and tourism boards.
Free Flow
Scotland-based Hot Aches Productions was founded in 2004 by adventure filmmaker, Paul Diffley. Their first major climbing DVD, ‘E11′, followed Dave MacLeod on his first ascent of Rhapsody (E11) in Scotland, winning thirteen international awards and widely regarded as one of the best climbing movies ever made. Subsequent work has featured James Pearson, Tom Randall, Sonnie Trotter, Steve McClure, Matt Segal, Hazel Findlay, Johnny Dawes, Pete Whittaker and many more.
The Home for Broken Toys
Holly Butcher is a London-based documentary filmmaker with a passion for creative person-centred stories and oral histories. She has filmed internationally (most recently Syria and Bangladesh) on subjects relating to the human condition: from displacement and trafficking, to the power of forgiveness.
Home: A Mountain Unicycling Film
Laura went into documentary filmmaking after an MRes in Environmental History. For the last 2 years she has been making content on some of the world’s most pressing issues - from water scarcity to gentrification. Film The Change is her outlet for her deepest passion, realising a better relationship with the planet’s ecosystems.
In the Shadow of Thor
Jase Hancox is a Director and DOP based out of Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. His work has taken him around the globe showcasing some of the biggest names in the adventure sports arena. His ability to operate at the highest capacity in the most hostile environments means that he is consistently being sought after by global brands. His last feature film 'The Sky Piercer' received multiple film festival awards including Best Cinematography and Best NZ Made Film.
Sam Thompson
Sam Thompson heralds from Melbourne Australia, where he works as an engineer in the development of optimisation software for the rail industry. When not scheduling the ideal route for an underground rail network, Sam will more often than not be outdoors behind a camera. Sam has a particular interest in ice climbing, canyoning and caving and is a regular contributor to several Australian and New Zealand adventure publications.
Loic and the Flolopapys
A former university professor and founder of various digital start-ups, Dominique also founded the association Cap Expé, a community of adventurers formed to encourage them to live out their boldest dreams and especially to strike out independently. He has been supporting a number of young people in their discovery of all kinds of wide-open spaces, both horizontal and vertical.
My Midsummer Morning
Alastair Humphreys is a British Adventurer and Author. He has been on expeditions all around the world, travelling through over 80 countries by bicycle, boat and on foot. He was named as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the year for 2012.
Myrtle Simpson: A Life on Ice
Leigh Anne Sides has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years as an editor and producer. She has worked on many award-winning films, among them Taxi to the Dark Side which won the Oscar & Peabody, a Cine Golden Eagle for the PBS series, Exposé and 9 national Emmy nominations for other various work. Leigh Anne’s most recent film as an editor, Louis Kahn's Tiger City, was invited to premiere at MoMA in 2019.
Out on a Limb
James Dann is a documentary-maker and producer living in sunny Manchester. He's been making documentaries for the past four years and, in between projects, has worked as a video director for YouTube and as an assistant producer for BBC’s Tomorrow’s World. His documentaries have spanned a variety of subjects, from gun crime on the East Coast of the United States to multi-faith care homes in the Middle East.
Pretty Strong
Never Not Collective seeks to tell the stories of everyday people doing great things, brave things, things that are challenging, engaging, and gratifying—regardless of “success.” Action is exciting, but we believe that people, with all their complexity, faults, and flaws, are at the heart of every compelling story. Our deep commitment to collaboration stems from diverse backgrounds in writing, photography, video, multimedia and analytics.
Project 282
Switch Films is a video production company with a love for creating engaging content. At its core, Switch Films is comprised of Paddy Bartram (DOP and Colourist) and Will March (Editor and Drone Pilot). The team works with trusted collaborators and their work extends to a variety of areas including short films, extreme sports, music videos and corporate projects.
Project Wild Women
Kopal Goyal is a rock climber and founder of Inspire Crew - a platform to empower people through extreme and alternative sports in India with women at the forefront. Her past work includes 'Ganesha 8b+, free soul'. Her upcoming project is a dream climb - Konkankada.
Shared Vision
In a career spanning over 30 years and close to 70 films, Keith Partridge has been capturing the essence of ‘in-your-face’ adventure that continues to push the limits of television, cinema and media production in the world’s harshest environments; from the summit of Everest to unchartered cave systems deep in Papua New Guinea. In 2019 he was awarded the Grand Prize by the International Alliance For Mountain Film representing major mountain film festivals across the world.
Slow Ride Gargano
Nicola Totaro grew up in the small town of Monte Sant’Angelo, Italy. After college, he moved to Milan for work, where he lives with his wife. His fascination with taking photos soon became a passion for photographing his travels and his second love, the outdoors.
The Great Peak
Based in Tyrol, Austria, Mediaart Production Cooperative was co- founded by Markus Frings in 1999. The company is now firmly established in the audiovisual media sector with many clients local to Tyrol and beyond. Their committed core team provides a reliable client service and their extensive freelance resource enables tailor-made work for a wide range of projects.
The White Fox - Charlie Leeds
Rob Johnson has a passion for the mountains and wild spaces of the world and loves sharing them. An award winning film maker and drone pilot he specialises in filming in adventurous locations. Rob has extensive climbing and mountaineering experience over 20 years including rock climbing, Scottish winter climbing, 6000m peaks in the Himalaya and North Face routes in the Alps as well as more than 10 years of off piste skiing experience all around the world's pointy places.
Through the Breaks
Tom Attwater is originally from Wichita, KS, but now lives in Missoula, MT. In the past he has worked seasonally as a backcountry instructor and river guide. He graduated from the University of Montana in 2016 with a BFA in Media Arts and Digital Video Production.
Wetter Stein Ridge
After growing up in Austria, it’s no surprise that Jakob Schweighofer headed for the mountains. Discovering climbing, mountaineering and skiing when he was 15, he later became a professional mountain guide. To record his many adventures, he turned to a camera and instantly fell in love with filmmaking and photography. Since then, he hasn’t stopped following his passions, traveling to some of the world’s most remote areas to document expeditions, climb, ski and connect with people.
Wheeler's Everest
From trekking the high altitudes of Tibet to exploring the mighty Fraser River, Martin de Valk, President of Chiaro Productions, is an award winning filmmaker, who has Produced, Directed and Edited some eighty programs for Broadcast in Canada.
Why are we doing this, again?
In 2018, Canadian Marie Dumoulin participated in the creation of the first women's elite ice canoe team in Montreal, of which she is still a member. Marie had no cinematographic experience, but had long wanted to make a documentary. In her professional life, she helps adults with an autism spectrum disorder and / or an intellectual disability to identify their professional aspirations and integrate into the job market. In her spare time, she likes to take up creative challenges.
Wrath
Summit Fever Media is made up of husband and wife team Ellie & Matt Green, and freelance marketeer Mark Bullock.  Ellie & Matt started Summit Fever Media in 2012 and have been specialising in producing adventure and environmental films ever since.  Their passion has always been for the outdoors, mountains and big open spaces, and count themselves lucky to have met some wonderful people in some beautiful, remote and challenging locations.
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