The Brit Rock Film Tour 2019 has all the best new climbing films from the UK’s top adventure filmmakers, featuring some of the country’s most popular climbers. The 2019 tour delivers a stunning line-up of compelling stories from the vertical world in its strongest program to date.
Climbing Blind (60 mins)
Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. At four years of age Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas’ cells. At aged 20 Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2 % field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a ‘non-sight’ lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.
Little Flame (10 mins) – produced and directed by Paul Diffley
Paige Henry is a young woman suffering from PTSD and depression. She finds relief through spending time outdoors; rock climbing, wild swimming and tree climbing. Paige sets her sights on climbing her hardest route to date at Pen Trwyn on the North Wales coast. This film will remind everyone of the joy to be had in the outdoors.
The Big Deal (15 mins) – produced and directed by Alastair Lee
An action packed profile of one of the UK’s strongest female boulderers on rock; Frances Bensley. We follow Frances’ journey on some stunning and hard problems throughout the UK. Beautifully filmed this revealing short revels in Frances’ insightful and refreshing approach to bouldering all accompanied by her every enthusiastic and entertaining sister Alice.
Plus more to be confirmed.