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In the Shadow of the Chief (2004) Documentary

In the Shadow of the Chief

On a rain-soaked morning in May 1961, amidst the snow-capped mountains and verdant forests of Squamish, British Columbia, two young climbers, Jim Badlwin and Ed Cooper strated up the "unclimbable" Stawamus Chief.Within two weeks, news of their attempt had spread and soon 12,000 cars crowded the base of the Chief with onlookers convinced they were about to witness a deadly fall. Braving relentless heat, mosquitoes and a barrage of reporters, it seemed at times unlikely that Ed and Jim would finish the climb.Using never-before-seen archival footage and photographs IN THE SHADOW OF THE CHIEF takes a unique look at a part of climbing history.

Director/Editor: Ivan Hughes
Producer: Angela Heck
Running Time: 50:16 min.

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Back to the Wall (2006) Documentary

Back to the Wall

BACK TO THE WALL chronicles the 10-year journey of a quadriplegic rock-climber, Brad Zdanivsky, as he pursues his dream of climbing the 1700-foot vertical wall of the Squamish Chief. But sheer desire it not enough. An epic attempt like this also needs passionate support and a strong team to make it happen, and for Brad, it’s his dad that leads the pack. With the support of professional mountain guide and friend Chris Geisler, his girlfriend Maria, and a cast of volunteers, the effort will be Herculean in many ways. Strongly character-driven with stunning footage shot over a thousand feet off the ground, this film will show what is possible for those with severe injuries.

 
Director/Editor: Ivan Hughes
Producer: Angela Heck
Running Time: 22:30 min.

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University Wall (2006) Documentary

University Wall

In 1965, four university students, Glenn Woodsworth, Hamish Mutch, Tim Auger and Dan Tate, began cutting classes so that they could attempt a new route up the Squamish Chief, each day they would push the route higher and at the end of each adventure they would return to their books. In a time of youthful rebellion and enthusiasm they also began to climb the walls of the university. University Wall is a magical musical ride through the archives and an entertaining look at the historical exploits that inspired the young lads to take their academic studies to new heights.

 
Director/Editor: Ivan Hughes
Producer: Angela Heck
Running Time: 10:16 min.

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Speedbumps (2008) Documentary

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The Olympics are coming to Whistler in 2010, but few know of the history of what it took to bring them there. SPEEDBUMPS is Whistler’s history of Olympic bids as told through the Olympic and World Cup ski Champions it helped create.

Featuring; Nancy Greene-Raine, Rob Boyd, Ross Rebagliati and Britt Janyk.  

 
Director/Editor: Ivan Hughes
Producer: Angela Heck
Running Time: 5:48 min.

 

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Sacred Flight - Return to the Heart of the World (2009) Documentary
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The Sacred slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Columbia are protected by the Arhuaho, Asario and Kogi tribes who seldom have contact with the outside world. They wish toprotect their mountains and forests from the destruction of the "little brother" as we are refered, who wage war and bring disease. But one man's quest to fly in these sacred skies is undaunted by these obstacles and after years of trying and several failed attempts, he eventually gains their confidence.

 
Director/Editor: Ivan Hughes
Producer: Peter Chzranowski
Running Time: 25:48 min.

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