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    Will forever remember Line's contagious smile

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Embracing the Grim

Reflecting on our journey to Scotland, the memory of the climbing in winter is just a canvas on which the other experiences are painted. Producing this short film with an all-female crew provided me with new insights on the outdoor media industry for sure.

Despite the numerous obstacles we encountered, the most unexpected twist was yet to come. But at the heart of it all, it was about the three of us.

This may not be your conventional adventure film, and perhaps we’ve seen enough of those.

I wish you were here to finish it with us and see it Line.

Athletes: Fay Manners, Line Van Den Berg @faymanners @lainftmountain
Directed, produced, filmed and edited:
Aleksandra Janiak
Produced by:
The North Face
Additional footage:
Line Van Den Berg, Fay Manners, Rachel Sarah
Zuzanna Woźniczka @zuzannawozniczkagrade
Post sound:
 Becky Alvaro @syrenstudiosuk
Original soundtrack:
Catriona Price @catrionapricemusic
Megan Moss @thescotlanddroneco

The film is currently circulating at some film festivals and is not out yet, but if you can't wait to see it just drop me a message :)

Festivals we showed at:

  • Kendal Mountain Festival
  • Fort William Mountain Festival
  • London Mountain Film Festival
  • Pakistan International Mountain Film Festival
  • María Luisa Memorial
  • Tatras International Film Festival
  • No Man's Land Film Festival
  • Lookout Wild Film Festival
  • The International Outdoor Documentary Film Festival of China
  • Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival
  • Ouray International Film Festival
  • Eho Mountain Film Festival
  • Destination Unknown Film Festival