Free Solo, the movie, Alex Honnold Free Solo of El Cap

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Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 28, 2018 - 10:53pm PT
Anybody know when this is going to be released? Sure would have liked to have seen it right after, but whatevs. thanks
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Jul 28, 2018 - 11:48pm PT
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2018 - 12:24am PT
uh huh

;)
johnr9q

Sport climber
Sacramento, Ca
Jul 29, 2018 - 07:01am PT
Alex said October
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jul 29, 2018 - 07:39am PT
El Cap has been free solo'd?
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jul 29, 2018 - 08:17am PT
free Solo? Ya` Want free Solo? - here !
hope this scratches that itch . . .while waitin' for the new Hanluv flick,
you'll just have to make do - an' do what I do

GO CLIMB A ROCK

`EVEN IF ITS BY THE SIDE OF A HIGHWAY - IF NEED BE... UP THRU THE SHRUBBERY

Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2018 - 07:33pm PT
It's odd. Like if the Lakers win the championship, but they don't televise it for two year. Seems like it would lose some of its zip, no?
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Jul 29, 2018 - 07:39pm PT
Nat Geo has it all sewed up. Bastards. I'd like to see the raw footage, but that will never see light of day. We will have to wait for some over-produced minidocumentary.
Should have just got some monkeys to film and post it up on YouTube, imho . . .
mikeyschaefer

climber
Sport-o-land
Jul 29, 2018 - 11:12pm PT
Monkeys did film it... and its not an over produced mini documentary. You are thinking of a different production company that is well know for making climbing films. Different crew.
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Jul 30, 2018 - 05:21am PT
We'll see about that. Why the long delay, then? Are they having a hard time deciding how to frame such an accomplishment for consumption by the general public.

Have you seen the film, Mikey? Were you involved? NDA? Can you share more?

I thought it was going to be a Nat Geo thing, but maybe I heard wrong.
spectreman

Trad climber
Jul 30, 2018 - 05:50am PT
Jimmy Chin and his crew of Monkeys did the filming. Who BUT Monkeys could pull off filming for such an event!

I can't wait to see the film. I'm glad they're spending the time to do it right.
ATG

Big Wall climber
Santee, CA
Jul 30, 2018 - 08:13am PT
It's going to be the most spectacular climbing film ever made. Editing, post video production and sound all take a lot of time.

I'm sure that Jimmy works on his own schedule and it is not surprising at all that it would take more than a year to get out.

Also, there is the art of the deal. Netflix is a major player these days with deep pockets. I'm sure marketing the distribution of the film is a time consuming process.
mikeyschaefer

climber
Sport-o-land
Jul 30, 2018 - 08:22am PT
I was the Director of Photography and a producer on the film. Unfortunately I cant say much about the film at this point due to an NDA. But I dont think climbers will be disappointed. It should resonate with the core climbing audience as well as the larger public audience.

And it takes awhile to do a film of this scale. There are a lot of steps along the way and to do it right each step takes some time. Im sure everyone on the team is looking forward to it being finished!
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Jul 30, 2018 - 08:27am PT
Thanks for the intel man. Stoked to see the final product, even if it takes some time.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 30, 2018 - 08:27am PT
It's going to be the most spectacular climbing film ever made.

A fairly small audience, most of the entertainment consuming public are not that stoked to watch more than 15 minutes of these antics. Even I am finding the whole soloing thing becoming a bit tedious. I will pass on the pay for view.

The climb was a pretty cheap source of footage so it is good grist for the entertainment mill. National Geographic is 73% owned by Fox.
Roots

Mountain climber
Redmond, Oregon
Jul 30, 2018 - 11:19am PT
And it takes awhile to do a film of this scale

Regardless, I think that one should strike while the iron is hot as opposed to waiting too long. Maybe we could get a 'short' or teaser soon to keep the momentum going strong...?
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
Jul 30, 2018 - 12:32pm PT
Thanks for the update Mikey!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 30, 2018 - 12:55pm PT
Its not a free climb if you have to pay to watch it.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Jul 30, 2018 - 01:07pm PT
I agree, a trailer or quick snippet of the work in progress would go a long ways toward goodwill for the climbing community. We would all really appreciate it, even if the masses don't. I can't see the prod company losing much by allowing a "sneak peek" or a trailer. In my opinion it would definitely increase the stoke and relevancy, especially if they hope to make a bit of money off the whole thing.

Even ol tight lipped Lucas and Spielberg throw those trailers out there to fan the flames. Surprised we've seen nothing since the actual day of the deed.
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
Jul 30, 2018 - 01:29pm PT
Just can't please some people....they want their Honnlove and they want him now!

:P
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