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Windfall and Premiere Digital team up for feature doc on Olympic climbers

UK-based prodco Windfall Films, part of the Argonon Group, is teaming with LA-based content distribution and media solutions company Premiere Digital to release the feature-length documentary The Wall – Climb ...
October 19, 2021

UK-based prodco Windfall Films, part of the Argonon Group, is teaming with LA-based content distribution and media solutions company Premiere Digital to release the feature-length documentary The Wall – Climb for Gold.

The film, created via Windfall subsidiary Windfall Adventures, is the first release in an ongoing content slate from Premiere Digital, who will distribute The Wall to a global audience on digital platforms in early 2022. An exact release date and platforms will be announced later.

The documentary, supported by sports brand adidas, follows four elite female climbers from that brand’s team through a two-year period as they compete to qualify for the first Olympic climbing competition at the Tokyo Games. The film includes their competition, training and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic postponing the Olympics.

The four climbers featured in the documentary are Brooke Raboutou (U.S.), who’s one of the youngest competitors at the Olympics at just 20 years old; Shauna Coxsey (Great Britain), who’s one of the most successful British climbers ever and overcame serious injuries to compete for Olympic qualification; Miho Nonaka (Japan), the 2018 Bouldering World Cup champion who must overcome the pressure of representing her country in her home city of Tokyo; and Janja Garnbret (Slovenia), who was a child phenomenon and who was seen as an overwhelming Olympic favorite.

The film’s director is Nick Hardie (Formula 1: Drive to Survive), and the score is composed by Nainita Desai (The Reason I Jump, For Sama). Emily West serves as the film’s editor. Dan Kendall serves as executive producer on the film for Windfall

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