2017/18 World Tour Films

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2017/18 World Tour Films listed below.

Films

Image from the film 2.5 Million

2.5 Million

22 Mins

American skier Aaron Rice sets out to ski 2.5 million, human-powered, vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
Producer: 
Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
Production Company: 
T-bar Films
Image from the film Above the Sea

Above the Sea

16 Mins

Chris Sharma takes it to the next level while deep-water soloing on the island of Mallorca.

Director: 
Josh Lowell
Producer: 
Peter Mortimer
Production Company: 
Red Bull Media House and Sender Films
Image from the film Ascend

Ascend

6 Mins

As a young adult, Jon Wilson lost his leg to cancer. Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Simon Perkins
Producer: 
Simon Perkins
Production Company: 
Sharptail Media
Image from the film Breaking 60 | Challenging the Impossible

Breaking 60 - Challenging the Impossible (Tour Edit)

35 Mins

A 298 kilometre battle with over 14,000 metres of elevation gain in hills around Hong Kong, Breaking 60 follows the hopes of four ultrarunners who have one goal in mind – to break 60 hours.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Director: 
Robin Lee
Producer: 
Ben Lee
Production Company: 
Lost Atlas
Image from the film Denali's Raven

Denali's Raven

9 Mins

For climber, skier, and guide Leighan Falley, the mere sight of the Alaskan wilderness elicits an insatiable wanderlust. To reconcile her adventurous spirit with the demands of parenthood, she would need to learn to fly.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Renan Ozturk
Producer: 
Scott Ballew, Taylor Johns
Production Company: 
Camp4 Collective
Image from the film DreamRide 2

DreamRide 2

6 Mins
Poetic, artistic, and inspiring, ride along with us as we traverse volcanic fields, explore hidden lava caves, and race down rivers of ice.
Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Mike Hopkins
Producer: 
Mike Hopkins
Production Company: 
Juicy Studios
Image from the film Dreamwalkers – The Faroes Project

Dreamwalkers - The Faroes Project (Tour Edit)

17 Mins

Four friends set out on an adventure to be the first to highline in one of the most unlikely of places: the Faroe Islands.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
Australia
Director: 
Chris Eyre-Walker
Producer: 
Chris Eyre-Walker
Production Company: 
Chris Eyre-Walker Photography
Image from the film DugOut

DugOut (Tour Edit)

41 Mins

Ben and James decide to travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an indigenous community, learn from them how to build a canoe from scratch, then take that canoe on a journey…what could go wrong?

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Benjamin Sadd
Producer: 
Benjamin Sadd
Production Company: 
Trail to Anywhere
Image from the film Edges

Edges

9 Mins

At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Katie Stjernholm
Producer: 
Katie Stjernholm
Production Company: 
Balcony Nine Media
Image from the film The Frozen Road

The Frozen Road

24 Mins

Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet, as he came to realize, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Ben Page
Producer: 
Ben Page
Image from the film Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret

Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret

3 Mins

Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont-Blanc.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
France
Director: 
Antoine Frioux
Producer: 
David LACOTE
Production Company: 
PVS Company
Image from the film Imagination: Tom Wallisch

Imagination: Tom Wallisch

4 Mins

Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your parents car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well what if your imagination came to life?

Year: 
2017
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Dave Mossop
Producer: 
Mitchell Scott
Production Company: 
Sherpas Cinema
Image from the film Intersection: Micayla Gatto

Intersection: Micayla Gatto

5 Mins

Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colours come to life and reality blends with art.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Lacy Kemp
Producer: 
Lacy Kemp
Production Company: 
Juicy Studios

Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic

52 Mins

3 National Geographic “Adventurers of the Year “ embark on a remarkable kayaking mission in Greenland. Kite skiing over 1000 kilometres of the Greenland Ice Cap, they tow their white water kayaks to reach the most northern river ever paddled.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
Germany
Director: 
Jochen Schmoll
Producer: 
Niko Jäger (Senior Producer) and Nicola McQuiston (Producer)
Production Company: 
Red Bull Media House
Drehxtrem
Image from the film Johanna © Ian Derry

Johanna

4 Mins

For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Ian Derry
Producer: 
Ian Derry
Production Company: 
Archer’s Mark
Image from the film Kilian Scott © Markewitz

Kilian

14 Mins

Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn't consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run in a single day the Seven Summits of Romsdalen, a 77 kilometre route with 9000 metres of elevation gain.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Mike Douglas and Anthony Bonello
Producer: 
Mike Douglas
Production Company: 
Switchback Entertainment Inc.
Image from the film La Casita Wip

La Casita Wip

7 Mins

Two girls from Ecuador have a dream of building their own dirt jumping track in their backyard. So they get to work.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
Ecuador
Director: 
Juan Reece and Jose Cobo
Producer: 
Afuera Ecuador
Production Company: 
Afuera Productions
Image from the film The Last Honey Hunter

The Last Honey Hunter

36 Mins

Maule Dhan Rai is the last man in the remote Nepal village of Saadi who's been visited in a dream by a wrathful forest spirit called Rongkemi. If no one else in the village has the dream, a generations-old tradition of honey gathering may die.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Ben Knight
Producer: 
Ben Ayers
Renan Ozturk
Travis Rummel
Production Company: 
Felt Soul Media
Image from the film Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa

Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa

14 Mins

Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn't wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Eric Crosland
Producer: 
Malcolm Sangster
Production Company: 
Sherpas Cinema
Image from the film Mammoth

Mammoth

26 Mins

In the remote Russian Arctic, an aging scientist and his son are trying to recreate the Ice Age. They call their experiment Pleistocene Park – a perfect home for woolly mammoths, resurrected by modern genetics. But the mammoths are only a means to a bigger end: defusing a carbon timebomb frozen in the permafrost to slow the effects of global warming.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Grant Slater
Producer: 
Grant Slater
Production Company: 
Zaum Productions
Image from the film My Irnik

My Irnik

16 Mins

Set in the Canadian Arctic, Conor, a young father and a native of Montreal falls in love with the northern way of life and with a woman from there. Now, with a young family, he helps to pass on the native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Francois Lebeau
Matthew Hood
Producer: 
Matthew Hood
Production Company: 
Hood Visuals
Image from the film Pedal

Pedal

8 Mins

Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, fully self-supported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the way.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Scott Hardesty
Producer: 
Hera van Willick
Production Company: 
Ultralite Films
Image from the film Safety Third

Safety Third

29 Mins

Brad Gobright is beyond bold. From his runout and poorly protected trad climbs to his unimaginable free solos, watch as Gobright recovers from a back-breaking fall and attempts some of the hardest ascents of his career.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Cedar Wright and Taylor Keating
Producer: 
Cedar Wright
Production Company: 
Cedar Wright Productions
Image from the film Searching for Christmas Tree

Searching for Christmas Tree

15 Mins

A university teacher breaks free from a life of routine in China and embarks on a quest to climb a mysterious frozen waterfall that no one knows about.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
China
Director: 
Lie Feng
Producer: 
He Chuan
Production Company: 
Liefeng TV Studio
Image from the film Sky Migrations

Sky Migrations

15 Mins

Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Max Lowe
Forest Woodward
and Charles Post
Image from The Space Within

The Space Within

5 Mins

Imagine your mind wanders from the reality of real life and the space that surrounds you is filled with beautiful, soft, Japanese powder snow.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Frank Pickell
Producer: 
Dan Benshoff and Stephan Drake
Production Company: 
DPS Cinematic and Futuristic Films
Image from the film Stumped

Stumped

25 Mins

Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower left arm hold her back from climbing. She doesn’t want to be considered a good one-armed climber, or a good female climber…she just wants to be a plain good climber.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Taylor Keating, Cedar Wright
Producer: 
Cedar Wright
Production Company: 
Cedar Wright Productions
Image from the film Surf the Line

Surf the Line

3 Mins

For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
France
Director: 
Jérémy Frey
Producer: 
Arnaud Hiltzer
Production Company: 
Hello Emotion
Image from the film Tarfala

Tarfala

26 Mins

Far north of the Arctic Circle, next to Sweden's highest mountain, one old man has chosen to spend his life as a caretaker of a lonely alpine hut. Retreating from obligations and everyday routines into the cold Arctic winter storms, he's set on finding peace of mind with the life he has lived and those he has chosen to leave behind.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
Germany
Director: 
Johannes Östergård
Producer: 
Johannes Östergård
Production Company: 
Underlandet Films
Image from the film the Tour of Ara

Tour of Ara (Tour Edit)

22 Mins

There are few more challenging cycle races on the planet than the Tour of Ara in South Africa. The 800 kilometre quest takes place annually over six days, primarily ridden on gravel roads while riding vintage steel bikes.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
South Africa
Director: 
Rick Wall
Producer: 
Daniel Siegler
Production Company: 
Word
Image from the film Tsirku

Tsirku (Tour Edit)

16 Mins

Having to endure particularly adverse conditions preventing this team of skiers access onto the Tsirku Glacier at the Yukon/Alaskan border, the athletes face bigger obstacles once at the base of their mountain, Corrugated. Mammoth cornices block their intended lines and mountain guide Sam Anthmatten helps them find a way onto the snowy spine wall.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Eric Crosland, Tim Symes
Producer: 
Malcolm Sangster
Production Company: 
Sherpas Cinema
Image from the film Walk on the Mountain

Walk on the Mountain

19 Mins

Junior Walk, an anti-coal activist in southern West Virginia, takes us through his battle with mining companies and why he believes mountaintop removal methods should stop immediately on this land he loves.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
William Gregg
Producer: 
Julia Keahey
Production Company: 
3 Point Productions Crew
Image from the film Waters of the Greenstone

Waters of the Greenstone

26 Mins

Through the lens of one of New Zealand's most important cultural symbols – Pounamu – two women, Robyn and Hollie, attempt to tackle the world’s oldest adventure race, The Kathmandu Coast to Coast.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
New Zealand
Director: 
Simon Waterhouse
Producer: 
Arthur Machado
Production Company: 
Resonate Ltd.
Image from the film Where the Wild Things Play

Where The Wild Things Play

4 Mins

There's an ongoing dialogue of asking why aren't there more females in the adventure industry? Whether it’s in big mountain skiing, climbing, or whitewater kayaking. Well it's about time we found out Where The Wild Things Play.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Krystle Wright
Producer: 
Aidan Haley
Image from the film Why

Why

7 Mins

Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls toward the sea. A crew of French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why? Why do we do this?”

Year: 
2016
Country: 
France
Director: 
Hugo Clouzeau
Producer: 
We Are Hungry
Production Company: 
We Are Hungry
Image from the film Winter on the Blade

Winter on the Blade (Tour Edit)

It’s not the tallest mountain in the world, it’s not even the tallest in Australia, but fewer people get to the summit of Tasmania’s Federation Peak these days than get to the summit of Mt Everest. And Mark Savage and his intrepid team of climbers hope to summit during the wettest winter on record.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
Australia
Director: 
Simon Bischoff
Producer: 
Simon Bischoff
Production Company: 
Video Compass