'The best film about some of the worst climbing and map reading you’ll ever see'.
'One of the most accomplished films of the year at Kendal Mountain Festival 2012'.
He thought he was going to shoot big wall climbing in Yosemite but after an ‘epic failure with visas’ Ian Burton travelled to Namibia to have the biggest adventure he and fellow adventurer Andy Cornfield could have with almost no money and no guide book at only a few days preparation.
Driven to Despair is an adventure film taking in some of Namibia’s most breathtaking scenery, combining beautiful cinematography with a well timed narrative.
The journey starts and ends at the Spitzkoppe, a huge friable, granite outcrop surrounded by the seemingly endless Kalahari which intern is flanked Skeleton coast.
The trio of adventurers explore as best they can, totally on there own with little idea of whats round the next corner.
Selected for the 2013 'Best of Kendal' World Tour.
Official Selection. Shaff.co.uk Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. 2013.
Harry Tonge, via twitter - It was a great film, one of the highlights for me. Along with 'Crossing the Ice' (Kendal grand prize winner) it's the best film of the year for me.
Dan Lane, Photographer - Ian Burton's Driven to Despair probably impressed me the most...How can a climbing film about a trip where no climbing got done be any good? who knows, but he managed it!
threesixfive.tv - We really enjoyed the film, it was great to see three friends having an amazing time and most of all an incredible adventure! The graphics and audio really add to the quality of the film.