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Loading Docs 2014 - The Jump

Web (Full Length) – 2014

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This is a personal story for me. Chris Sigglekow is my father-in-law and I’ve known the family since I was about eight years old. I can remember coils of bungy cord lying around their house. The film has been in my head for a long time. What I also loved about this story is the quintessentially pioneering Kiwi spirit,, and Chris perfectly exemplifies that point where science and research give way to just bloody doing it
– Director Alex Sutherland
We had this old potato sack. And I filled it up with rocks and dropped it over the side, and it just hit the water ... split ... dropping all the stones. And that was our test. So I thought well we’re not doing one more test, it’s going to be me. And I hit the water — f**k — so hard. Bang! Right in over my head, and I thought well that’s it. And all of sudden I’m out of the water again! And I’m thinking: it works! And that was the first modern bungy jump.
– Chris Sigglekow