Awaiting results to see if she has the deadly ovarian cancer gene, first time filmmaker Debora De Napoli shares her personal journey as she starts the charity Life Cycle, an adventure that sends her mountain biking up (and falling down) nine harrowing summits. Pain and laughter play out against the stunning vista of The Canadian Rocky Mountains as we follow this cubicle-dweller's journey to mountain warrior.
2011 Founder of the charity Life Cycle. Life Cycle sponsors female amateur athletes to embark on their own adventure and healing journey and raises funds and awareness of ovarian cancer.
2012 participant in The Banff Mountain Film Festival's Adventure Filmmakers' Workshop.
Debora De Napoli has always had a penchant for both adventure and film. Debora graduated from the Film and Television Arts program in Edmonton and worked in the industry, in coordinator roles mostly, for 12 years. She realized that her love of the outdoors and exploring the mountains would always take priority and In 2009 she completed her Apprentice Hiking Guide Certification.
In 2010 her love of outdoors and film meshed when she met Ian and Josie while on-set of a 40 day yoga challenge video. Debora appreciated the connection they shared to the yoga practice, creativity and to mountain culture. She asked them to document her personal healing journey and adventure through the Rockies, Life Cycle Project.
...Actually, she really just lured Ian into the project by telling him he'd get to mountain bike the Rockies, she didn't really mention the camera part and that he'd have to spend his honeymoon with her in the backcountry. :)
Debora currently lives in Vancouver BC.