Off the Edge

In 1970, New Zealander Mike Firth met American Jeff Campbell and Canadian Blair Trenholme while skiing in Val d'Isare, France. It proved to be a very prophetic meeting. Two years later Mike invited the two skiers to New Zealand to participate in the making of a film set in the wild terrain of the Southern Alps. Jeff was heavily involved with hang-gliding at the time and brought two gliders with him. Mike and Blair were soon initiated and it was decided to incorporate hang-gliding into the film. The resulting film, finally captured after nine months spent on location, turned into a New Zealand phenomenon. Screening all over the world, breaking box office records in it's home country and getting nominated for an Academy Award, "Off the Edge" transcended life as a simple skiing movie and became a look at a way of life that is generally only imagined.

Year: 1976
Genre: Sport, New Zealand Docos
Country: NZ
Director: Michael Firth
Starring: Blair Trenholme, Jeff Campbell
Duration: 73 Minutes
Rating: PG
Location in store: New Zealand (Documentary)



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