Human beings don’t always make rational decisions. But making irrational decisions is precisely what makes us human. These decisions, based on an impulse or a feeling, often lead us to those perfect moments when it feels great to be alive.
"The Beauty of the Irrational" follows Ryan Sandes, a South African Ultra-Runner, as he returns to the Fish River Canyon to run the 5 day, 84km, Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail in the fastest time possible.
He completed the run, self-supported, in amazing time of 6h57min!
Directed by Dean Leslie
Produced by Greg Fell
Cinematography by Dean Leslie & Dale Hunt
Edited by Dean Leslie
Original music by Signpost Sound
Supported by Salomon, Suunto and Velocity Sports Lab
Told from the point-of-view of runners from all walks of life, the film explores the inspiration and motivation that modern cultures associate with running.
On the surface, the reasons people run seem obvious; health, stress, competition to name a few. But what if there is a deeper, more intrinsic compulsion that connects people who choose to run for enjoyment regardless of genetic, ethnic, socioeconomic, religious or physical differences?
Runners share an uncommon bond in today’s society, whether it’s through participation in the events or a simple ‘hey’ on an isolated nature trail. We aim to find out what it is.
With breathtaking landscapes, high-profiles races and quirky tribal-like parades as the backdrop, we join hardcore and casual runners alike on their individual journeys to health and wellness, weight loss, triumph, freedom and companionship, with one goal in mind; to find out what moves them.
Everyday more and more people are making running part of their daily routines and part of their lives. So we are setting out on a quest to ask as them just one simple question; What Moves You?
A love letter to trail running and the Marin headlands.
A film by Luis Peña
Featuring Brett Rivers, Dylan Bowman, Jorge Maravilla, Alex Varner, Harmony Teitsworth, Galen Burrell, Greg Benson, Jennifer Patee, Chris Blagg, Larissa Rivers, Monica Ralston, Rebecca Mitchell, and Diana & Katie Fitzpatrick.
Written, Directed, Edited, and Filmed by Luis Peña
Assistant Camera Tanner Von J, Chris Blagg
Aerials by Float Deck Films & Peña
Production Assistance Chris Blagg, Tanner Von J, Brett Rivers
Song by Signpost - Sleep Son - itunes.apple.com/us/album/sleep-son-single/id721082862
Produced by the San Francisco Running Company
Filmed in the Marin Headlands, California
Shot on RED
Ronnie Goodman may well be San Francisco's most unexpected half-marathoner. This is the story of why he runs.
If you are inspired, please consider contributing to Ronnie's cause. He recently ran The Second Half of The SF Marathon to give back to the organization that helped him when he needed it most. hospitalityhouse.org/runronnierun.html
Pounding the tarmac through the seasons, a band of runners are brazenly challenged with intimate questions as they pace their routes. Liberated from responsibilities, their guards drop dramatically, releasing funny and brutally frank confessions, and weaving a powerful narrative behind the anonymous masses.
A film by Matan Rochlitz & Ivo Gormley.
**OFFICIAL SELECTION - SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 2013**
** HONOURABLE MENTION - LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION - OPEN CITY DOCS, LONDON 2013**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION - NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL 2013**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION - KAOHSIUNG FILM FESTIVAL, TAIWAN 2013**