Free Solo

Free Solo

United States, 2018, 100 min, Colour

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of “MERU,” comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

CREDITS

Directors:

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi,Jimmy Chin

Producers:

Evan Hayes,Shannon Dill

Cinematography:

Jimmy Chin,Clair Popkin,Mikey Schaefer

Editing:

Bob Eisenhardt

Sound:

Filipe Messeder

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi is the director and producer of FREE SOLO, from National Geographic Documentary Films. Co-directed with Jimmy Chin, the film offers an intimate, unflinching portrait of rock climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares for and then achieves his lifelong dream: to climb the face of the world’s most famous rock … without a rope. Jimmy Chin is a professional climber, skier, mountaineer, 18-year member of The North Face Athlete Team and National Geographic Explorer. As the director, producer and cinematographer of the National Geographic Documentary Film FREE SOLO, which he co-directed with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Chin captured rock climber Alex Honnold’s nail-biting free solo ascent of Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

United States, 2019, Academy Awards, Best Documentary Feature

Academy Awards, United States 2019 - Best Documentary Feature

United Kingdom, 2019, BAFTA Awards, Best Documentary

BAFTA Awards, United Kingdom 2019 - Best Documentary

United States, 2019, Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US, Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US, United States 2019 - Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize

Canada, 2018, Toronto International Film Festival , People's Choice Award

Toronto International Film Festival , Canada 2018 - People's Choice Award

Netherlands, 2018, IDFA,

IDFA, Netherlands 2018 -

CONTACT

National Geographic
Kathryn Kennedy
Kathryn.Kennedy@natgeo.com
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