The Climb

Recently widowed Julia is compelled to climb a mountain for the first and only time.

After the sudden death of her adventure-loving spouse Julia decides it’s time for a fresh start abroad.  Guided by an old climbing friend of her husband, she plucks up the courage to bid goodbye to her former life by doing one last thing – pushing herself to climb his favourite mountain.

A climb both physical and mental, which is based on a true story

Aer Lingus in-flight entertainment, autumn 2017

Winner:  Best Performances at Best of Feedback Female Film Festival //  Official Selection: Toronto Irish Film Festival  //  Cork Film Festival  // Sleeping Giants Film Festival  //  Irish Film Festival Boston  //  The Richard Harris International Film Festival  //  Chicago Irish Film Festival  //  Film Devour 23  //  Belfast Film Festival

Creative Team

Producer:  Julie Gardner

Writer / Director:  Lynne Davison

The script was developed by Northern Ireland Screen’s script consultant and short film executive through their 2015 Access Shorts scheme; an initative to find film-makers exclusively from groups that are under-represented in the film and television sector.

Julia:  Joanne Crawford

Darren:  Ian Beattie

DOP:  Ian Marrs

Sound Recordist:  Marty Harrison

Editor:  Helen Sheridan

Composer:  Johnny Lombard

1st Assistant Director:  Paul George

Project Specs

Budget: £12,500.

Running time: 9’20”

Rating: Suitable for all ages

Year: 2016

Language: English

Country of Origin: UK/Ireland

Format: 2.35:1, HD, 25 fps

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