Contact: Mark Turnbull/ Richard Heap
- Documentary and corporate film/video production - Adventure films a speciality.
Credits Include:'A Bouquet of Steel' (working title only) Forthcoming documentary about the rise and fall of Sheffield's music scene from the late 70's through the '80's. Currently in the edit stage, due for international TV distribution/ Video & DVD release. Featuring ABC, The Human League, Pulp, Cabaret Voltaire, Heaven 17 and more. 'Free-rider' Documentary following big-wall freeclimbing adventure in Yosemite Valley, USA. A collaboration with Chameleon TV for Channel 4 Television. Currently in the edit stage, having been filmed May 2000 'Moto' A collaboration with Swamp Circus Theatre to turn one of their high-energy performances into a fictional work. Funded in development by the YMPA , production of a script written by Matt Scott. 'The Sharp End' A way down the line, but filming in progress on the long-awaited follow up to Hard Grit. Stick It 30 minute bouldering movie, covering action nationwide.
Catalogue: 'Equilibrium' - 25 minute documentary about Neil Bentley1s first ascent of one of the world's hardest traditional climbs. A film by Mark Turnbull, made principally for the film festival circuit.Splinter - 3 minutes. Black and White art/ experimental short on the worlds hardest boulder problem, with Scottish climber Malcolm Smith. (completed Sept 2000) In the Jeans' - 6 minutes Fiction short directed by Mike Gallant. Dark slapstick comedy about a young mans attempts tocome out to his parents. 'Safety on Mountains' - 60 minutes - Video for the British Mountaineering Council and Sports Council. Available direct from the BMC this video and accompanying book introduces walkers to the adventures to be found off the beaten track and the skills needed to survive in the mountains. 'World Cup, Climb '99' - 25 minutes, Sky Sports. The major climbing event of the UK calendar at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena. A sports programme co-produced with Emerald Image (Eire) The Foundry International Bouldering Open' - 25 minutes, Sky Sports/ Eurosport. Competition climbing programme co-produced with 'Hectic' productions. The fierce sport of competitive bouldering, drawing challengers from around the world. Has now been re-edited for a climbing audience and released on retail video. 'Hard Grit' - 62 minutes. The definitive, best selling, and most acclaimed rock climbing film ever made, Shot on DV and Beta, winner of 8 international awards, Under the Sky, Above the Sea - 25 minutes. Documentary about climbing and other adventures on the sea cliffs of Dorset, England. A film by Mark Turnbull. Currently for sale as a retail video, distributed in the UK, Germany and USA
Clients include:Slackjaw have supplied footage to the following broadcasters: BBC, Yorkshire Television, Channel 4, Meridian Broadcasting, Sky, Fox Sports Network and others.
Awards include: IOC Award Poprad Int. Mountain Film Festival, Slovakia 1998. Kamera Alpin in Gold Int. Mountain & Adventure Film Festival Graz, Austria 1998. Best Film on Climbing Vancouver Int. Mountain Film Festival, Canada 1999. Italian Olympic Committee Award 47th Trento Int. Film Festival, Ital 1999. Best Film 'Vertical' category G-Fest, Colorado, USA 1999. Best 'Mountain Sport Film' Teplice Int. Film Fest, Czech Republic 1999 Best 'Rock Climbing' film Kendal Mountain Film Fest, UK 1999 'Silver Conch'at 3rd International Sport Film Festival, Santander, Spain 2000 Special mention of Jury, Torello Festival, Spain 2000 Special mention of Jury, Premio Alp Cervino festival, Italy 2000