Red Bull Media House Films tell compelling and inspiring stories by capturing elite athletes with the most technologically advanced cameras and equipment. This delivers a cutting-edge cinematic experience that all can enjoy. The Red Bull Media House Films catalogue collectively follows these individuals to the corners of the world- to the mountains, to the snow, dirt, and water. We capture the story of their passion and drive, amazing physical feats and skill, and the beautiful, chaotic environments in which the athletes thrive. The Red Bull Media House film studio delivers an incredible cinematic experience and tells stories that resonate with audiences worldwide -Whether they are a passionate fan who lives and breathes the sport, or the casual movie-goer who's never dreamed of stepping into our world.
Majlis al-Jinn, a vast underground chamber in Oman, is big enough to house the Great Pyramid of Giza or more than a dozen Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets. After rappelling down a 170-metre drop, Chris Sharma and his partner set out for their record-breaking ascent from the deepest point of the cave. Fighting gravity they follow the enormous arch suspended upside down much of the time. It is a ground-breaking climb back into the light.
Barely a decade old, speed riding is a high-speed, high stakes mountain sport that fuses elements of skiing and wing flight. This hybrid approach to the alpine gives its intrepid practitioners access to terrain that would otherwise be inaccessible. In The Unrideables: Alaska Range, the world’s foremost expert on human flight, Jon DeVore, sets out with a team of elite aerial athletes to evolve speed riding in some of North America’s most remote and demanding mountain environments.
The Inga Rapids are the world's highest-volume rapids, 1.6 million cubic feet per second, thundering down the final pitch as the mighty Congo River empties into the ocean. For centuries, explorers have tried to conquer these rapids, but none succeeded. CONGO? The Grand Inga Project chronicles legendary kayaker Steve Fisher and his elite expedition team as they battle seemingly insurmountable obstacles, navigate the maddening politics of a crooked country, and face their own worst fears in an attempt to be the first explorers ever to survive the Inga Rapids. "This is a river like no other, and these rapids were a big step more difficult than we'd anticipated", says Fisher, recalling 20-foot breaking waves, deadly whirlpools, and basketball court-sized hydraulics. "We may have survived these rapids, but somehow we feel more humbled than proud." With years of experience as athletes, explorers and cinematographers, Fisher and his team bring viewers inside this tight crew of paddlers and onto the rapids, while along the way meeting and surpassing the production value expected by today's audiences. In CONGO, no effort is spared in telling the story of what really happens when you decide to take on the deadliest rapids on earth. Athletes: Steve Fisher, Tyler Bradt, Ben Marr, Rush Sturges, Pete Meredith, Boston Ndoole
WE: A Collection of Individuals is a compelling story surrounding the life and times of the modern day skier. It has long been thought that skiing was an individual sport, however the story of WE proves that this idea is nothing more than a fallacy. Skiing is an art, a collaborative effort that takes the energy of many. Even though skiing encompasses many different venues and styles the core remains within the crew of individuals that help scout, build, transport, struggle, and keep each other safe. WE follows the season of the most influential skiers as they travel the world in search of epic powder lines, tackling the streets, and creative park features. Together this collection of individuals becomes WE. Athletes: Sean Petit, Bobby Brown, Pep Fujas, Dane Tudor, Leigh Powis, Clayton Vila Sean Jordan, Karl Fostvedt, Banks Gilberti, Cam Riley, Riley Leboe, Josh Stack, Mike Henitiuk, Paddy Graham, Bene Mayr, Joss Christensen, Alex Schlopy, Joe Schuster, Alexi Godbout
"Where the Trail Ends..." is a film following the worlds? Top freeride mountain bikers as they search for un-ridden terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain freeriding. This unparalleled story documents man's challenge of mother nature and himself showcased through a cast of colorful characters. This is the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertainment adventure unlike anything experienced before. Athletes: Darren Berrecltoh, Cameron Zink, Kurtis Sorge, James Doerfling, Andreu Lacondeguy, Robbie Bourdon, Tyler McCaul, Paul Basagoitia, Kyle Strait, Cameron McCaul, Mike Kinrade, Garett Buehler
“On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter” is an exploration into the pursuit of excitement, passion, and life in the 2 wheeled world of motorcycle riding. Experiences that are as relatable to a rider as a day with their friends, others that explore human triumph and overcoming fear, and some which occur once in a lifetime. One moment of riding a motorcycle – On Any Sunday. Critically acclaimed director Dana Brown (“Step Into Liquid” and “Dust to Glory”) teams up with his father, Academy Award Nominee Bruce Brown (“Endless Summer” and “On Any Sunday”) to journey deeper into the humanity, thrills and excitement of the global culture of motorcycle riding; those that are bonded by their passion for the race, the thrill of the ride, the love of the family and friendship, and on a deeper level – their quest for the thrill of the next ride. In 1971, “On Any Sunday” starring Steve McQueen opened in theatres and wrote its place in motorcycle history. It also transcended the sport to reach a wide audience through a cast of engaging characters and variety of heartfelt stories. “On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter” will continue this family tradition and also pass the torch to the next generation. A lot has happened in the past 40 years, but the passion for riding is timeless and continues today.
Red Bull Media House, in association with MSP Films, presents "DAYS OF MY YOUTH", a new film that examines every skier's lifelong affinity for the sport. Narrated to the prolific readings of Alan Watts, this film exposes the many joys and occasional struggles associated with a lifestyle built around skiing. Filmed over two years using state of the art techniques and technologies, this movie offers a unique glimpse into the journey of self-discovery that every skier experiences. The team, along with an intimate cast of skiing's modern day superstars, have looked through the lens in a new way to capture moments that redefine what is possible on skis. Watch as these premier athletes explore the globe and escape to mountainous playgrounds to challenge their innermost hopes and fears. "DAYS OF MY YOUTH" reminds us of that special feeling of our very first time on skis, and proves that skiing can keep you feeling young for a lifetime.
Viewed at a distance, the world of mountain biking is a disjointed network of seemingly similar but disconnected communities. Freeride. Downhill. Big Mountain. All Mountain. Dirt Jump. Slopestyle. A sport of individuals, equally defined by their many differences, as the common threads that bind. And while our story doesn’t follow a straight line, we all end up in the same place. Tire to ground, foot to pedal, hand to bar – communities drawn together by trails of dirt. A new action sport documentary, Strength in Numbers is a rally call to connect all mountain bikers, regardless of location or language or discipline. The film captures a true way of life, from the world’s best pros to those who are just learning to love the sport. Shot over two years in some of mountain biking’s most iconic locations, Anthill’s signature style combines compelling stories with core action to create a shared experience that unites all riders. Come join us!
Bending Colours is the year-long journey of surfing icon Jordy Smith, one of those rare athletes who delivers on the promises he offered as a teenage prodigy. Yeah, he was winning the world's biggest events as a kid; and, yeah, he became the basketball in a bidding war between the surf companies. But, the heat around Jordy Smith is how he freed surfing from the straitjacket of contest surfing, the dead-hand of predictability. A year ago, the cleanest, biggest and most perfectly stomped rodeo, one of those rare surfing maneuvers that is so spectacular it crosses the boundary into mainstream, yielded the kid millions of hits on youtube. Bending Colours takes the distorted life of this icon, and through the use of new camera and production technologies, changes the audience's perspective on what a surfing film can be. Time, the human perception of motion, even the flex of a surfboard, are manipulated in a manner you might wanna describe as the dissolving of the usual linear narrative, a shift between layers of speed and slowness. It's director Kai Neville's strategic mix of cinematic highs (visual manipulation) with the artistic low of straight surf action. But, the surfing of Jordy Smith, when it's dissembled and rebuilt into abstract fragments of intimacy, richness and clarity? Get your mind around Bending Colours. Athletes: Jordy Smith, Julian Wilson, Tom Curren
The Art of FLIGHT features equal parts action and adventure mixed with the inevitable drama encountered along the way, presenting viewers with an exclusive opportunity to appreciate firsthand what it feels like to take part in these exhilarating endeavors. Brace yourself for a new breed of action sports film as Red Bull Media House, in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema, present The Art of FLIGHT, a Curt Morgan film. This recipe yields the most comprehensive look ever into the quest to progress snowboarding to previously unimaginable heights.Two years in the making, The Art of FLIGHT gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where avalanches, accidents and wrong-turns strike. Receive unprecedented access to the best snowboarders in the world as Rice handpicks his accomplices from the top riders of our time. Join in the sometimes successful, often trying quest to open up new, unexplored mountains. Chilean Patagonia, Darwin Range, Alaska, Tordrillo Range, Wyoming, Snake River Range, Aspen, Colorado, the Andes, as well as British Columbia, Kootenay Mountains, Revelstoke and Goat Range are the stage for this epic production. Immerse yourself in the cinematic experience as Brain Farm and their ever-expanding arsenal of filmmaking technology and tools are used to capture the dramatic beauty of the culture, wildlife and stunning scenic landscapes the riders take in along the way. This fall, the creators of That's It, That's All, and Brain Farm's all star production team completely rewrite the formula for action sports cinema with The Art of FLIGHT. RIDERS: Travis Rice, Mark Landvik, John Jackson, Scotty Lago, Nicolas Muller, Eero Niemela, Jeremy Jones, David Carrier-Porcheron, Mark McMorris, Jake Blauvelt,Pat Moore
"McConkey" is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives. Featuring incredible action footage and Shanes own home videos, "McConkey" offers a rare look at his most intense risks as well as an intimate portrait of his personal life. Through interviews with friends, family, and other action sports legends, the film celebrates Shane and the way he lived. A film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, "McConkey" celebrates the life of one of the world's ultimate innovators. Proceeds from the film will go to a trust set up for the McConkey family.
Every skier knows what its like to call a few friends, pack up, and head out for a trip. Rather than spend another winter chasing storms, five of the top pros and their closest pals embark on their own interpretations of a trip of a lifetime, taking them deep into new and uncharted territory. Sean Pettit ventures further in his home turf of British Columbia. Watch as he trades the comfy cat lodge for a glacier camp - finding unexpected sources of fun in the backcountry. Pep Fujas pinpoints a remote AK lighthouse to use as a home base, where he launches a heli expedition and finds fresh terrain to attack. Karl Fostvedt takes urban skiing to a whole new level by spending his time searching for the perfect jib, drop and jump amidst the concrete jungle that is Detroit. Julien Regnier is found trekking the grueling 100km historic high alpine route between Chamonix, France and Zermatt, Switzerland. Finally, Bobby Brown brings the crew back together for a spring session to wrap a season that wont be soon forgotten. Tracing Skylines follows these five skiers on some incredible trips. Where will you go next?
Brandon Semenuk's RAD COMPANY pushes the limits of freeride mountain biking and showcases the skills and passion that make him one of the most versatile and explosive riders on the planet. Brandon handpicked the crew of riders for this film who drive and inspire him in each discipline, ultimately creating some of the highest level of riding ever caught on camera. The film features an eclectic soundtrack that flows like your favorite mix tape, while seamlessly meshing all disciplines of mountain biking. NWD Films and Red Bull Media House have teamedup with some of the top cinematographers and digital effects artists to create an innovative style, while keeping true to the all killer no filler style of the New World Disorder.