Working in the adventure film industry is a fine occupation. I get to watch a host of amazing films before most folk, and have the privilege of then sharing the best with the wider world. I started out down this road by accident; having visited the Kendal Mountain Film Festival I contacted the directors John Porter and Brian Hall, to ask whether I could rent some of the films I'd seen back in my home town of Sheffield. They agreed, and a few years later the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival was born and I had a dream 'job'.
If you fancy dabbling your toe in the water and organising a screening of films where you live then it's never been easier. Back in the day John and Brian would send me down a selection of video tapes, DVDs and other bespoke media which required special players to project them. I'm currently working with award winning filmmaker Alastair Lee of Posing Productions, who himself has collaborated with fellow filmmakers Paul Diffley (Hot Aches Productions), Chris Prescott and Rob Johnson, to put together a package of the best British-made climbing films under the banner of the 'Brit Rock Film Tour'. Over the past 4 winters the tour has screened to nearly 8,000 happy people in over 90 screenings, from sold out theatres, to cosy climbing walls.
Drop me a line if you are interested in organising a screening this winter after the premiere in late October.