2013 NFCT Reel Paddling Film Fest World Tour Series > 2012 Films
The Barron Canyon 3 mins
A stop-motion film depicting the trials and tribulations of camping during Halloween. Filmed entirely with a Nikon D60 DSLR. Director and Producer: Malcolm Taliano The Grand Canyon in Winter In this short documentary, follow filmmaker Chris Gallaway as he and six friends raft and kayak over 200 miles of the Grand Canyon in mid-winter. Along the way they encounter a severe winter storm, rockslides, wildlife and the riches of the wilderness. Director and Producer: Chris Gallaway Website: www.horizonlinepictures.com
Searching for the River God 7 mins
Extreme Kayak World Champion Sam Sutton and filmmaker Olaf Obsommer spent a year searching for the most spectacular runnable whitewater on the planet. Their journey took them to Russia’s remote Altai Mountains, to Iceland—the kingdom of waterfalls, and to Chiapas in the south of Mexico. Director: Mike Hamel and Olaf Obsommer, Producer: Olaf Obsommer
Tracing the Columbia 21 mins Winner: Best Canoeing Film
Tracing The Columbia brings together two historical moments: David Thompson's charting of The Columbia River in 1811 and the 45-day journey of 200 modern voyageurs paddling the river to mark the 200th anniversary of Thompson's achievement. Director: Jay Macmillan, Producer: Louise Bentley
reIMAGINED 4 mins
Whitewater paddling has many different aspects: big wave surfing, steep creeking, expedition and freestyle paddling. This film captures it all, featuring stunning locations and kayaking’s biggest stars. Director: Mike Mckay
Sea Kayak Rescues 9.5 mins
Exciting and practical rescue coaching sessions from one of the world’s top coaches, mixed with a spectacular journey to St. Kilda, a remote cluster of islands in the North Atlantic. Essential rescue techniques are demonstrated in calm water and rough, with on-screen graphics emphasizing key learning points.
Director and Producer: Simon Willis
Northern Forest Canoe Through Paddle 21 min Premiering at the Lake Placid Showing.
Northern Forest Canoe Trail through paddler Mike Lynch shares the story of his journey from his home in the Adirondacks across the Northern Forest to the tip of Maine. His interviews with businesses and locals along the way make it more than just one man’s adventure story, and convey a complex image of the Northern Forest Region.
Destination 3 Degrees 13 mins
Three degrees of latitude separate the northern and southern tips of the Hawaiian Island chain. In April 2010, Morgan Hoesterey and Jenny Kalnbach struck out on the adventure of a lifetime to standup paddle these three degrees for an important cause. Director and Producer: Chris Aguilar Website: www.soulsurfmedia.com I Just Love To Paddle I Just Love to Paddle is the story of Nappy Napoleon, a man who lives, loves and perpetuates an ancient tradition in the contemporary world. In July 2008, Napoleon and five paddling companions attempted to cross nine Hawaiian channels in six days, each in a one-man outrigger canoe. Director and Producer: Marta Czajkowska
So Fine 4 mins Winner: Best Short Paddling Film
Zac Crouse develops banjo paddling with help from a puppet.
Director and Producer: Aram Kouyoumdjin
Solo Reflections 6 mins
Canoeist Becky Mason and musician Ian Tamblyn combine their artistic talents in this remarkable convergence of video, audio and paddling. Alone in her cedar-canvas canoe with Tamblyn’s original score as the backdrop, and seen from some astonishing underwater camera angles, Mason gracefully links a myriad of strokes and maneuvers.
Director and Producer: Becky Mason and Reid McLachlan
Standup 4 Great Bear 20 mins Winner: Best Standup Paddling Film
Norm Hann's 400-kilometer standup paddling expedition through the Great Bear Rainforest, and along the proposed North Coast oil tanker route, visited First Nations communities and highlighted the area’s rich marine ecosystems, bringing awareness to the threat of an oil spill in this world-class natural environment.
Director and Producer: Taylor Fox
Paddle to the Ocean/Part 2 6 min
Musician Zac Crouse begins his 82-day sea kayak journey from the Ottawa Valley back home to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Crouse paddles through class IV rapids and tidal bores, down four major rivers and across the Bay of Fundy while touring his new solo album. Director: Kelsey Thompson, Producer: Aram Kouyoumdjian