A climbing documentary presented by...
DIRECTED AND EDITED Taylor Keating
NARRATION Joel Anderson, Dillon Key, Jim Rott
PHOTOGRAPHY Dave Shumway, Charles Barron, Joel Anderson
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE Kyle Eaton, Colton Hofferth, Tatsuya Hiki, Adam Priest, Joel Anderson, Billings Gazette, "Rocky" 1976 - United Artists
34 Ghosts IV - Nine Inch Nails
Alive and Amplified - The Mooney Suzuki
My Mathematical Mind - Spoon
Love Like a Sunset - Phoenix
I Summon You - Spoon
A Minha Menina - The Bees
Cook Kids Keep - The American Analog Set
Setting Sun - The Aliens
The Truth - Dr. Dog
Distant Light - Dr. Dog
Seven months ago I started working on a project I assumed would only take a couple weeks or a month at most. It's been hundreds of hours of work later, but I'm glad to finally show this Billings Montana character piece, "Charlie."
Since this is a homegrown story, the premiere will take place where all Billings climbers find themselves at some point or another—Steepworld. Jim Rott, Joel Anderson, Dillon Key, and the Steapteam board are heading up the event which should fall in a sweet succession of past exposés involving beer, good times, and picture slideshows of our Rimrock adventures.
This project was equal parts hard work from everyone involved and luck. As the months went on a three act story emerged for the film to document. What once started as a challenge for Charlie to climb the hardest Boulder project in town, soon became a more intriguing and entertaining character piece about a High Schooler blessed with both incredible strength and equal parts humility.
On a more personal note, this project represents my first notable attempt in nonfiction filmmaking. "Charlie," also serves as my test-piece—proof or non-proof of where I can take this adventure filmmaking passion. If the reaction to this film is positive, the project may be entered into film festivals and other methods of publication. Thanks to everyone involved!