The Brit Rock Film Tour is back for 2018 with its strongest line up to date.
Brit Rock has all the best new climbing films featuring some of the country’s most popular climbers. Leading filmmaker and founder of the Brit Rock Tour Alastair Lee is collaborating with the best of the UK’s adventure filmmakers as well as his own new productions resulting in this stunning new line up of compelling stories from the vertical world. Launching 25th October at the Pleasance Theatre, University Of Edinburgh the tour is set for a run of dates across the UK; you are invited to host a screening of this year's tour at your own venue any time after the 31st Oct. The action-packed program includes the films listed below.
TBC: Bradshaw Conservative Club, Bolton
TBC: Griffig, Switzerland
25th Oct: Pleasance Theatre, University Of Edinburgh
27th Oct: The Beacon, Caernarfon
27th Oct: Rock & Snow, New Paltz (New York)
27th Oct: Reading Climbing Centre, Reading
28th Oct: Harrogate Climbing Centre, Harrogate
28th Oct: Manchester Climbing Centre, Manchester
31st Oct: Hebden Bridge Picture House, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
2nd Nov: University Of Cumbria, Ambleside
2nd Nov: Boulder Hut, Ellesmere Port
3rd Nov: The Project Climbing Centre, Poole
3rd Nov: The Castle Climbing Centre, London
3rd Nov: The Quay Climbing Centre, Exeter
7th Nov: Wilderness Lectures, Bristol
9th Nov: Queen's University, Belfast
10th Nov: Kong Adventure, Keswick
10th Nov: Boulder Brighton, Boulder Brighton
14th Nov: Glasgow Climbing Academy, Glasgow
17th Nov: Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Marsden
17th Nov: 3rd Space, Llandudno
18th Nov: Nottingham Climbing Centre, Nottingham
22nd Nov: Eden Court, Inverness
24th Nov: Dynamic Rock, Swansea
28th Nov: Decathlon Sheffield, Sheffield
29th Nov: Glasgow Climbing Academy, Glasgow
15th Jan: Buxton Adventure Festival, Buxton
26th Jan: Durham Gala, Durham
1st Feb: Rheged, Penrith
8th Mar: Kallarney Mountain Festival, Killarney
Host a Show
Thanks for your interest in hosting the Brit Rock Film Tour.
Putting on a show is easy all you need is a suitable venue (with seating, projection and sound equipment), you pay a licence fee, promote and sell tickets then get ready to rock the crowd with the amazing line up of Brit Rock films.
Typical venues include climbing walls, outdoor retailers, community halls & theatres as well as mountaineering clubs, fundraising events and students unions. All grass roots locations linked with the outdoor world as well as traditional cinemas.
We'll supply you with the master files/disks to play the films as well as provide stunning high-resolution artwork to help you promote your event.
Local sponsors are a great way to help cover the licence fee as long as they don't clash with our lead sponsors.
Total running time approx. 90mins.
Brazilian Line – 20 mins, Dir Rob Johnson/Alastair Lee
A maverick bunch of Brits go big wall hunting in Brazil. Lead by pioneering legend Mike ‘Twid’ Turner accompanied by Steve Long who invite some youth on the trip in the form of the super strong James Taylor and Angus Kille (just climbed Indian Face!). The team head for the giant monolith of Pedra Baiana dreaming of a new line on perfect rock. From the outset the plan begins to unravel with fuel blockages, wasp attacks, a shortage of equipment and time all pinning back progress in this spectacular, insightful and charming film.
Just Anna – 15mins, Dir Alastair Lee
In an era where searching out and developing new routes seems out of vogue: all is not lost as we meet Anna Taylor. This remarkable Lakes-based 20 year old is bucking all the tends with stunning new sport routes and bold traditional lines. Including a nervy introduction to Deep Water Soloing by climbing partner Neil Gresham, the film follows all the challenges and difficulties with Anna as we follow her pioneering journey to confront one of the UK’s great unclimbed lines.
North Base – 5mins, Dir Alastair Lee
The ultra pragmatic Tim Howell is a specialist in climbing cliffs and jumping from the top of them, commonly known as ‘climb to base’. This short film introduces us to Tim’s way of life and his long-term goal of being the first to climb and jump all six of the classic alpine north faces. This epic concept will surely test even Tim’s steely nerves and seemingly inexhaustible energy.
Whiz Kid: Rainshadow – 20 min, Dir Paul Diffley
In 2016 at the age of just 17, William Bosi became the youngest Brit to climb the ultimate magic grade: 9a. Whiz Kid: follows William’s journey to climb Steve McClure’s Malham test piece, Rainshadow. Documented in an observational style the film gently reveals what it takes to climb at this level.
Free Flow – 7 mins, Dir Paul Diffley
Hazel Findlay enjoys an epic day of mountain running and solo climbing in the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia. Stunning shots combine with a considered soundtrack underpinned by a subtle environmental message.
Blood Moon – 20 mins, Dir Alastair Lee
The film follows Robbie Phillips, Calum Cunningham and Alan Carne as they attempt to open a new climb, ground up, on a 700m Big Wall called Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar. The walls of Tsaranoro are as wild and bold as the country, the rock beautifully carved as if by providential hand, and the story... that of a real adventure of friends taking the risks that come hand in hand with pushing boundaries. Once the free climbing begins disaster strikes, Alan takes a bad fall shattering his lower right leg, an epic ordeal unfolds to get Alan from the remote big wall to safety. From here the mood changes, Robbie and Calum are left with some big questions and bigger fears as they must decide whether to continue with their push or give in to their emotions as they learn the hardest way possible what it takes to open a Big Wall on one of the sheerest vertical faces in Africa..
Undiscovered – 10min, Dir Chris Prescott
Dave MacLeod has spent the past 25 years putting up cutting edge routes all over the world but most frequently on his native Scottish rock. ‘Undiscovered’ explores the passion for pioneering first ascents and examines the effort that goes into developing new routes as Dave unearths more jewels on the crags that seemingly just keep on giving.
Tel: (+44) (0)1282 786716