MARQUANT

By Olivier HERMITANT

ROUTE 07 PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Second film - Pre-Production 2017

At almost 80, Jean Pierre Marquant is the pope of "Extreme Sports". He has had an extraordinary and adventurous life. 50 years of extreme challenges and survival in solitary around the world. This documentary will give you wings and make you want drop everything in your life and travel the world

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Second film, Documentary, Biography
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, USA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Director(s)
    • Olivier HERMITANT
    • Producer(s)
    • Stephane HERNICOT (Landscape Prod), Olivier HERMITANT (Route 07 Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • At almost 80, Jean Pierre Marquant is the pope of "Extreme Sports " and also the grandfather of the "Bear Grylls" survival adventurer’s type of today.

      Nothing predisposed this butcher's from the French ardennes to the extraordinary and adventurous life, he has had. 50 years of extreme challenges and survival in solitary around the world.

      - In 1966, 28 years old Jean Pierre Marquant was the first men to walk alone in survival mode, 200 kilometers in Death Valley in the summer time ( temperatures were as s high as 87 ° celsius)
      - in 1970 he entered the guiness book of records for doing 300 KM from Bora Bora to Tahiti on a Monoski.
      -In February 1971 , he renewed his experience on a monoski but this time in freezing cold water rallying Calvi in Corsica to Cannes in 5 hours.
      - In the mid 1970, after training and selling skateboard in Tahiti Jean Pierre launched the skateboard revolution in France and in 1977, he broke the world speed record standing on one feet on a factory skateboard tracted by a car at 108 Kilometers.
      - In 198 , he set up on a new challenge , 280 kilometers walking in full survival mode and swimming in shark infested water in Rangiroa, the largest atoll of the archipelago of Tuamotu in French Polynesia .
      - in 1994 at 58 years old, Jean Pierre goes back to death valley in the summer time, to test his will power at his age, this time doing 200 KM by foot, and speed sailing.
      - 2002, at 62 years old he crossed the atlantic ocean on a surfboard from the canary island to Guadeloupe
      (5185 kilometers)
      - 2011 at 73, he went bicycling from death valley to Miami In Florida (4800 kilometers)
      - 2016, at 78, he keep maintaining his physical strength, mountain biking and surfing with the goal of launching himself on a new challenge this year.... Kite surfing. ….
    • Partners & financing
    • Looking for partners & Financing
    • Production schedule
    • We will be filming Jean Pierre Marquant challenges In the California desert and in French Polynesia toward the end of summer / early fall 2016.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Dec 21, 2015
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