FILMS

CLIMBING BLIND

The incredible story of the first blind lead of the Old Man of Hoy, directed & produced by Alastair Lee.

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 rock climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancée 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.

This engrossing documentary will make you laugh and cry as it delivers not just a truly gripping climbing story but a tale of human endeavour and attitude the world can take inspiration from.

WINNER GRAND PRIZE KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 2019

WINNER BEST MOUNTAIN SPORTS FILM TORELLO MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019

WINNER BEST CLIMBING FILM KRAKOW MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019

WINNER BEST CLIMBING FILM MENDI MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019

WINNER BEST FILM EDINBURGH MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2020

WINNER BEST CLIMBING FILM VANCOUVER MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2020

WINNER SLOVENIA TV AWARD 14th FGF 2020

WINNER BEST CLIMBING FILM SHEFFIELD ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2020

LIMITED RELEASE MAY 2020

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

HOME

Home, tells the gripping story of Sarah Outen’s ground-breaking solo expedition around the world, where she was brought to the mental and physical brink by a violent ocean storm. It is a story about heart and soul, of hardship and joy and one woman’s trek towards true emotional acceptance.

For her expedition London2London: Via The World, Sarah was the engine, travelling by bike, kayak and rowing boat across Europe and Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and finally the Atlantic. Her incredible four-year odyssey saw her travel over 20,000 miles and has been described as “one of the most extraordinary journeys a human can take”.

But travelling mostly solo took its toll and the punishing elements, ticking clock and months of solitude pushed Sarah to her mental and physical limits.

Woven out of hundreds of hours of footage from the expedition, Home intimately and unflinchingly captures Sarah’s journey; the kindness of strangers, the wonders of the wild, the savagery of the elements, the near-death experiences, the demons of her emotional trauma and PTSD and finally her love for a farmer named Lucy.

LIMITED RELEASE JUNE 2020

BE KEPT UP TO DATE ON THE TOUR AND SPECIAL Q&A SCREENINGS WITH SARAH OUTEN HERE

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND