A Life Ascending
A LIFE ASCENDING chronicles the life of acclaimed ski mountaineer and mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger. Living with his wife and two young daughters on a remote glacier in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Beglinger has built a reputation as one of the top mountaineering guides in the world.
The film follows his family’s unique life in the mountains and their journey in the years following a massive avalanche that killed seven people. Documenting the sublime beauty and ever-present risk of a life lived on the edge, the film ultimately explores the power of nature as both an unforgiving host and profound teacher.
Love From Ground Zero
Love From Ground Zero follows three strangers across the back roads of America with the ashes of a mutual friend. Using a series of old postcards as a map, the threesome drive from New York to Montana retracing their friend’s journey “out west” years before. As they try to make sense of the untimely death, they are forced to face the realities in their own lives that have brought them down this unpredictable road.
The film was shot on the move across the Midwestern states of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Colorado in 35mm color by the Oscar-winning Director of Photography of the film Avatar, Mauro Fiore, and has an original acoustic score by American music legend, John McEuen, a Grammy Award winner and founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.