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Action/Adventure - Completed 2015

Rafa Ortiz and a crew of professional kayakers chase a dream - to ride the Niagara Falls. But unforeseen challenges put the set goal in question.

& Awards

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2015
Best Film (Mountain Sports)
San Sebastian Film Festival 2015
Official Selection Savage Cinema (World premiere)
DF Docs Mexico City 2015
Official Selection (Mexican premiere)
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2016
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2016
Best Mountain Sports Film
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2016
Official Selection (UK premiere)
Newport Beach Film Festival 2016
Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Action Sports
PKO OFF Camera IFF 2016
Official Selection (Polish premiere)
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rush STURGES
    • Writer(s)
    • Mark ANDERS
    • Producer(s)
    • Rush STURGES (River Roots), Philipp MANDERLA (Red Bull Media House), Guido KRUETSCHNIGG (Red Bull Media House), Florian MOSER (Red Bull Media House)
    • Synopsis
    • When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz makes the decision to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion an incredible series of events that eventually takes on a life of its own. To prepare for this mission, Rafa enlists the help of world-renowned paddler Rush Sturges and a tight team of their friends. Together they go on a remarkable three-year journey from the rainforest rivers of Mexico to the towering waterfalls of the U.S. Northwest. Their journey concludes in Canada where
      the team plays a cat-and-mouse game with local police before Rafa’s mission comes to a heart-stopping climax at the iconic Falls.