About the Documentary:
Imagine being on the north face of Everest during its most tragic week, at minus forty degrees Celsius, not knowing if you will ever see your family again. In 1996, adventure filmmaker Matt Dickinson experienced this feeling, as he faced death during an ascent of the highest mountain on the planet.
Like him, many adventurers risk their lives in pursuit of similar goals, selfishly putting their desires and ambitions above their families and loved ones. Twenty-seven years later, Matt returns to Everest Base Camp with his son Daniel to relive the expedition that changed his life, examine the boundaries between sacrifice and irresponsibility, and explore who pays the price for the adventurers' recklessness.
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What is the theme of Summit Price??
The documentary is inspired by the life of Matt Dickinson, a British filmmaker who climbed Everest in 1996. The week of his coronation, a dozen climbers died in pursuit of the same dream, and this was recorded in his medium-length film "Summit Fever". Twenty-seven years later, Matt returns with his son to Everest Base Camp to reminisce about the expedition. During the journey, old friends and climbers willing to reach the summit will cross their paths; like Matt, these adventurers take a risk that not everyone would be willing to pay for. Why this obsession? Where is the line between courage and irresponsibility?
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What will the documentary be like??
The tone of the documentary will be reflective and introspective due to the focus on the relationship between Matt's passion for adventure and climbing and its effects on his family and personal life. By exploring his youth through archival footage and interviewing his mother, we will be able to delve deeper into how he became a climber and what sacrifices he had to make to achieve his dreams. In addition, by including testimonies from other mountaineers and Sherpas and exploring their motivations and experiences, we will approach the subject of passion and risk from different perspectives and provide a broader and more complex view of the subject. There will also be elements of adventure and excitement due to the context of climbing Everest, so there may be a more dynamic and exciting tone in some sections of the film.
After years of experience in the audiovisual world, we embarked on this adventure to Everest Base Camp, accompanied by experienced mountaineer Matt Dickinson. We are both in the final phase of our studies, and we took advantage of this expedition to direct Summit Price, together with a team of 7 people (Sound Post-Production, Colour Grading, Art Direction and Animation).
- RICARDO ÍSCAR: Spanish film director, scriptwriter, producer, writer and teacher. Focused on the documentary genre, he won the award for best European medium-length film in 2006.
- UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA: The UB provides us with the technological equipment to be able to carry out all the post-production of the documentary in the best possible conditions.
- DRONEIT: The audiovisual company Droneit, offers us more material and extra equipment to obtain better performance during the filming in Nepal.