BT-07. Adventure Shorts with Ignite Boulder

Special thanks to Isaac Savitz, BIFF programmer, and Andrew Hyde of Ignite Boulder.
Ignite speakers include Ali Geiser, Max Lowe, Timmy O’Neill, Megan Sullivan, and Ryan Van Duzer.


USA, Short Documentary, 2017, 9 min

What if we told you there was a place, deep in the deserts of Utah, where the lines of progressive sports blur while simultaneously apexing to new, unfathomable realities of what’s possible? Whoa, dude.

Directed by Max Lowe

On the Fence

USA, Short Documentary, 2016, 7 min

Seven years ago, Chris McNamara stood on the edge of the greatest BASE jump that had yet to be attempted in the U.S., the first “wing suit exit” into the Grand Canyon. What happened next caused him to walk away from the sport forever.

Directed by Megan Sullivan

Isaac and the Volcano

USA, Short Documentary, 2018, 9 min

One weekend, one volcano, one guy with two crutches and a deadline.

Directed by Ryan Van Duzer

Denali’s Raven

USA, Short Documentary, 2017, 9 min

For Leighan Falley, Alaska is more than home — it’s a calling. Leighan spent years as a ski guide and climber on the Alaskan range. But after becoming a mother, she quit guiding and took to the skies as a mountain pilot, bringing her daughter along for the ride.

Directed by Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson


USA, Short Film, 2017, 4 min

We’ve all been that kid sitting in the back seat of our family car, wishing we were somewhere else. Watch day dreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia.

Directed by Dave Mossop

Wild Inheritance

USA, Short Documentary, 2017, 16 min

A recently-widowed grandmother leads three generations of the Vermilye-Phillips clan into Wyoming’s Wind River backcountry. With his deceased grandfather as an invisible guide, Walid, the 12-year-old grandson and the film’s narrator, discovers the reason his family will always return to this granite temple.

Directed by Aly Nicklas


Germany, Short Animation, 2009, 3 min

A hamster is chasing his true love around the globe. Will he get her?

Directed by Jacob Frey and Harry Fast


USA, Short Documentary, 2017, 4 min

Finnish free-diver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice. She discovered her love for the sport while recovering from a downhill biking accident that almost took her leg. See her perform in this isolated, dangerous sport.

Directed by Ian Derry


USA, Short Documentary, 2017, 25 min

“I don’t want to be known as just a one-armed climber,” says Maureen Beck. “I just want to be a good climber.” Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but she is not here to be your inspiration.

Directed by Cedar Wright and Taylor Keating

Buy tix for Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:30 pm at The Boulder Theater | Export to Outlook/iCal

In person: Ali Geiser, Max Lowe, Timmy O’Neill, Megan Sullivan and Ryan Van Duzer

Home | Schedule | All Programs | Full web site

Venues: The Boulder Theater; First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium