Our sport has grown and developed in ways that no one could have imagined just a few years ago. Everything that we love about free flight has evolved from the same roots, yet now we have the opportunity to engage in it through so many different avenues. ‘Inspired’ brings us into the lives of a few pilots – some you know, some you don’t – who have immersed themselves in the various forms of flight, personally and professionally. We visit each pilot in their home environment where they share with us their local playground, and the source of their inspiration. We vol-biv into the wild and roadless California Sierra under a 5000m cloudbase. We discover the origins of a world record holder’s life altering decision to make paragliding her sole focus. Speeding through the southern Alps provides a meditative release for one professional flier and another is intentionally homeless, circling the globe year after year. In the end we see that ‘paragliding’ is now so multi-faceted that one lifetime is barely enough to absorb all of the experiences it has to offer.
Though the ways in which these pilots express their dedication is different, their underlying passion is similar, and it is unifying. As pilots, we share something that brings us together on a deeper level. We like to think that we are all equally inspired by nature, and driven by the elements.
CREATED BY - Jorge Atramiz & Karl Steslicke
PRODUCER - Jorge Atramiz
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/PRINCIPAL CAMERA - Karl Steslicke
EDIT - Karl Steslicke
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Ozone/Matt Gerdes
SECONDARY CAMERA - Jorge Atramiz
ADDITIONAL CAMERA WORK - Andrew Zoechbauer, Cade Palmer, Jamie Lee, AnToska Chylkowska, Dylan O'Neil
Graphic Design - Loren Cox
Gathering seconds from all my adventures inspired by Nature.
Des Gypaètes et des Hommes (2011)
La Quête d’Inspiration (2012)
Ecrins de Vie (2013)
American Loneliness (2014)
Keep Exploring (2014)
Soare in Inima (2014)
Un Matin sur Terre (Bonne Pioche Télévision, 2015)
West Empire (2015)
Alive in Alaska (2016)
Fall in the Desert (2016)
Indlandsis - Teaser ‘In the Starlight’ (2016)
A Sense of Wonder (2017)
Exclusive shots from the Carpathians.
Bradford Nyght - 'Gathering winds'
Licensed on musicbed.com
Supported by American Rivers / Chaco Footwear / NRS / Goal Zero / Marmoset Music / Story & Heart
01. Blind and Unwise (Instrumental) by Gregory and the Hawk
02. Honey Jars by Bryan John Appleby
03. Snowy Crescendo (Instrumental) by Bell Plaines
04. For a Film (Instrumental) by Bell Plaines
05. Awareness (Instrumental) by Lee Brooks
Shot on super 16mm, this short is about Doug Robinson who made the first clean ascent of the NW face of Half Dome in 1973 and wrote an essay entitled "The Whole Natural Art of Protection" which inspired a new way of climbing that didn't harm the rock walls.
Paragliding pilots Nate Scales, Nick Greece, Matt Beechinor and Gavin McClurg attempt a bivvy line from Hurricane Ridge, Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Filmed by Michael Paul Jones and Jeremy Canon with RED Epic cameras, human flight has never been captured in such a dramatic way. Come along for the ride as the pilots are stymied by frustrating weather but find their love and passion for flight grows even deeper.