UK, 25 minutes, 2012
Directed by Jen Randall
Climbing Night 1
Wednesday February 13th, 7:30pm
RIO Theatre (N.B. 19+ adults only!) MAP
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Push It follows female climbers pushing their personal limits, from bouldering in Magic Wood to big walling in Yosemite, USA.
Push It is the story of filmmaker Jen Randall and her new-found climbing partner Jackie Sequeira preparing for their first ever big wall – El Capitan in Yosemite Valley – which goes far from smoothly from start to finish. Along the way, Jen visits some her climbing heroines for inspiration, including Mina Leslie-Wujastyk bouldering in Magic Wood, Switzerland, Natalie Berry sport climbing in Malham, UK, and local hero Vicki Mayes trad climbing in Dunkeld, Scotland. Two years in the making, overcoming broken bones, awful weather, a lack of funds and several crisis of confidence, Push It is a film about testing your limits and chasing adventure – you’ll never regret going after it.
Director, Jen Randall
Jen Randall studied Time Based Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland, then Film Production at Vancouver Film School. After graduating in 2008, she bought a turquoise van with a pink stripe and spent the next six months travelling up and down the West Coast of the USA and Canada climbing everything she could with her boyfriend. This was a life changing trip. On returning to Scotland in 2009, Jen found work with Alastair Lee of Posing Productions and hasn’t looked back. She now runs her own production company, Light Shed Pictures, making short films, leading youth film projects, writing and shooting climbing articles and collaborating with many companies on video projects. ‘Push It’ is her largest self-directed and produced project to date.