AS FILMMAKERS WE'RE ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR GREAT STORIES TO TELL. STORIES THAT INSPIRE US. STORIES THAT MAKE US RE-EVALUATE HOW WE LOOK AT THE WORLD AND OURSELVES.
In 2018 Aberdeen local, Lee Chapman, lost his leg following a horrific bike accident. Determined not to let his amputation define who he was, Lee set out to complete a series of gruelling treks around the world to raise money for the Finding Your Feet Amputee Charity. Having returned from a successful trek to Everest Base Camp, Lee immediately turned his attention back to training. The goal? Mont Blanc, Island Peak and, ultimately, Everest.
FILMED OVER 3 DAYS IN JULY 2020, EVEREST COMPRISES INTERVIEW, B-ROLL AND SELF SHOT GOPRO FOOTAGE PROVIDED BY LEE FROM HIS TREK TO BASE CAMP.
This collaborative approach to storytelling allowed us to craft a fully formed narrative journey covering Lee’s accident, rehabilitation, journey to Base Camp and future plans.
Filmed during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, 'Everest' was produced with a skeleton crew and only the bare essential equipment to ensure that all social distancing restrictions and production guidelines were adhered to. In retrospect it was a great opportunity for us to shed unnecessary weight and distractions, and really focus on the most important aspect of filmmaking, developing a great story.
As Lee sets his sights on the next adventure, 'Everest' will serve as a key tool to help him raise money and approach potential sponsors. We'll be following his journey over the next four years as he trains for the ultimate goal, Everest, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!