Film Title: The Alex Megos Formula
Episode 2: Friction
Client: Red Bull
Athlete: Alexander Megos
Camera: Frank Kretschmann
Photography: Frank Kretschmann
Edit: Alexander Klose
Production : Kaletsch Medien realized by madebynomads
Music: Red Bull Content Pool
Sound Mixing: Sebastian Preisendörfer
Alex Megos' search for new projects takes him to the New River Gorge in sleepy West Virginia, a climbers treasure chest full of potential. Friction plays a key role in Alex' struggle for success. Friction, the limiting force in climbing. Or is it? It quickly becomes clear that Alex does not respect the laws of physics. For him, there are no excuses. Never! He wants to climb, he wants to push the limitations of physics and puts on a display of raw power, quickly and seemingly effortlessly sending The New's hard lines, finishing projects and scoring first ascents. His climbing style is frictionless, he is just at the beginning of his potential. Physics has yet to catch up with Alex, his boundaries are not yet met. The world is watching, trying to figure out the solution to the Alex Megos equation.
The Alex Megos Formula is a film portrait about the young world class climber Alexander Megos. The viewers go on a four-part journey in search of the secret formula as they join Alex on his travels and during his climbing projects and get to know his home and origin. The viewers try to find proof, leaning on basic concepts from physics like gravity, friction, momentum and others, of the existence of the formula. All four episodes take a look at Alex from different vantage points and different subject areas, always connected to an analogy from physics. The search for the formula leads to the conclusion that Alex is more than the sum of his traits.