IMPACT MARATHON SERIES
In November of 2016, something magic happened. Impact Marathon Series set up their first of 4 international marathons around the world, which took place in the breathtaking country of Nepal, working closely with the UN's Global Goals.
More than just a race, over 80 runners from around the world united in the mountainous range near the Kakani Village, to spend a week camping and taking part in meaningful work throughout the Impact Week. It started with groups going to visit and help with the exact in-country projects their fundraising is actually went to (each chose their own Global Goal to support).
Then, everyone came together to contribute to #ProjectPipeline, working side-by-side with the Kakani Villagers to lay the foundations of a 5km clean water pipeline, to bring flowing water to the village all year round.
Finally, the week was completed with the big day - around 400 people from Nepal and around the world took part in the 10k, half and full marathon, spanning across stunning stunning mountain views and the Shivapuri National Park. This was such a fun day to shoot, lots of smiling faces and action!
It was an absolute honor to tell the stories from this week in Nepal, and I truly belive that Impact Marathon Series and the legacy it leaves will prove the goodness in the world.
Trek Nepal Int'l
Trek Nepal are a longstanding, friendly and professional adventure facilitator in Nepal. This story came about as they were one of the main partners to the Impact Marathon Series, which was clear from their pure energy, determination and drive towards the whole marathon week. Here is a video I did for them, documenting one of their marathon addon adventures, exploring Nepal with friends!
Say Yes More is the foundations of a community of movers, shakers and change-makers called The YesTribe. Yestival is the annual festival to celebrate the energy and positivity of everyone involved, with over 40 speakers & workshops, 400 friends old & new and countless stories shared over a campfire. Having been a part of this movement from the beginning, it was an honor to be asked to capture the magic of the weekend through video. I hope it does it justice. Check out more of what the tribe is doing here at www.sayyesmore.com
Laura Kennington's Channel Islands Triathlon
Over the 3 days, Laura swam around Sark kayaked around Gernsey and cycled around Jersey.
It was an absolute pleasure to work alongside Laura on this, she's an incredible human with a lot to give. A real ambassador for female adventuring, Along with Nick, who was supporting, so many laughs were shared on this trip!
It was also fun to produce these with her sponsors in mind, as that added a completely different element to it, making sure they were satisfied and meeting their requests. It was a great lesson in the way I film, keeping a balance whilst showing a story.
I'm currently working on full 18 minute film of the trip, which will be released soon, watch this space!
Kev Brady's Severn Swim
In September/October of 2015, I joined Kev Brady on his journey to swim from source-to-sea of the UK's longest river - the River Severn. I was his support throughout, alongside on a stand up paddleboard, directing Kev whilst swimming, carrying gear, on-side first aid and, to my delight, documenting the trip with daily videos.
As this was a charity-focused adventure, fundraising was a big focus, and whilst Kev maintained a daily blog, I put together small films covering the events of each day, ranging on average between 2-5 minutes. For the first few days I was just helping with the post-work and some of the shots, but by day 3 taken on the editing and by day 6 was given the opportunity to create the videos in their entirety.
This was such a great learning experience, as it gave me a chance to experience quick-procession film creation whilst telling the stories we lived through in the day, working to the underling and exciting pressure of releasing footage the next day and exploring different filming techniques to keep it fresh and interesting for 31 days. It's safe to say it's left me feeling hungry to learn more and gain as much experience as possible.
The full playlist of all the videos are linked here: https://www.facebook.com/kevbradyadventures/videos
Escape To Chamonix
A video I made from spending a week in Chamonix, found in the French Alps. An absolutely breathtaking place with incredible mountains and an expansive valley to explore.
Bonus: A video that accidentally went a little bit viral
Whilst playing around with different ways to smoothly get on a paddleboard, my friend Sam Booth had a bit of a slip... Ouch!