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Off the Edge Film – 1977 Sport Documentary

Off the Edge

Film – 1977 Sport Documentary

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Off the Edge was director Michael Firth's ode to the exhilaration of adventuring on the spine of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Something of a snowy Endless Summer, the film follows an American and a Canadian as they ski, hang-glide, walk, climb and delve beneath glaciers, in the Aoraki-Mt Cook area. Thrilling footage amidst requisite spectacular scenery was shot over two seasons, where extreme weather and geography meant few chances for second takes. The film was nominated for an Oscar (Best Documentary in 1977); the LA Times called it "beautiful and awesome".

Key Cast & Crew

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Michael Firth

Camera, Producer, Director, Story

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Molly Gregory

Writer

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Michael Economou

Editor

Their search led them into New Zealand's treacherous mountain wilderness ... never to return the same!
– From the film poster

Produced by

Pentacle Films

Source

Adrenalize

Availability

Buy the DVD from www.offtheedge.co.nz or Aro Video.

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by Adrenalize Ltd.

Music

Features the song 'Higher Trails' by John Hanlon.

Music by Richard Clements and Richard Degray.