Alastair Lee Presents The Brit Rock Film Tour
BRITAIN'S BEST ADVENTURE FILMMAKER AND THE BRIT ROCK FILM TOUR
DATE: TUE NOV 19TH 2019
COST: £15 / £12.50 CONCESSIONS. TICKETS.
Alastair Lee has probably won more awards for his films than any other adventure filmmaker in the UK. He's produced cutting edge climbing films with sublime soundtracks for twenty years so knows his stuff. As well as making the films he's also responsible for the Brit Rock Film Tour, an annual programme of British climbing films that tours cinemas, theatres and climbing walls around the world. Al will explain how to make a film in the most inaccessible and inhospitable places on the planet, he'll regale the audience with stories from his many filming trips, and then introduce this winter's Brit Rock Film Tour:
A few words about Alastair Lee
Alastair Lee is a director and camera man specialising in the outdoor world. Twenty years in the industry he is a veteran of expeditions to the likes of Baffin Island, the Venezuelan jungle and Antarctica. Producing award winning films and TV commercials with stunning photography his special talent for combining the spectacular with the human have made him one of the leading forces in his industry with over 100 international awards to his name.
Not to be confused with the disposable ‘adrenaline’ fuelled clips that dominate social media Alastair’s work is born of a deeper understanding and respect for the mountain world where a genuine passion and will to preserve these extraordinary environments is at the heart of Alastair’s work. Exploration, not only of the wild places to the furthest corners of the earth but also of the human condition. Delving into the complex psychology of the paradox of a modern person’s desire to challenge themselves in the natural arena. The quest not just for the summit but the search for purpose and meaning amongst the ever-increasing western safety and comfort.
Alastair has embraced the full gambit of modern devices at the film makers disposal, from drones to jibs to cineflex camera systems and 4k slow motion shooting. However Alastair is also acutely aware that the ‘eye-candy’ means nothing without a strong sense of narrative and human depth. Alastair’s consistent success at combining world class cinematography with his trade-mark humour are testament to his true love of his art and dedication to always doing the best job possible and continually attempting to eclipse his own high standards.
In May of 2013 Alastair was awarded one of the top awards in his industry, The Grand Prize from the International Mountain Film Alliance at the Trento Film Festival IMFA website.