Sunday, June 19, 2011

K2 Film Progress

After taking a big break we've finally started to get a handle on all the footage shot during the 2009 season on K2. The plan is to complete a one hour documentary by the end of this Summer. Working with us again is the Emmy award winning director and editor Jason Reid (2rfilm.com.) He brings his superb editing skills as well as a wealth of experience moving films though the final stages of production.

The previously completed fifteen minute short (see below) concentrated on Fabrizio Zangrilli's experiences with K2 and was shown around the country during 2010. The current iteration of the film now follows three or four different people on our trip to K2 and explores their motivations and philosophies concerning climbing in the high mountains.

In this one hour version there will also be time to talk about the death of extreme skier Michele Fait as well as our rescue attempt on Latok II. Both of these were significant parts of our journey and capture well the difficulties and dangers of climbing in the Karakorams.

After two years, we're really looking forward to putting the polish on this project. We'll be posting more details about progress and fundraising campaigns as we move along. More soon.

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