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A Life Inspired

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World Premiere
13 mins |
Canada |
James Frystak


This film is a tribute to Brent Seal, a beloved member of Vancouver’s mental health and mountain climbing community. Though he lost his life on Nepal’s Mount Manaslu in 2021, Brent’s legacy of inspiring others to embrace struggle and pursue their dreams lives on.


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James Frystak

Award-winning photographer, cinematographer and explorer James Frystak has captured images in some of the world’s most unique locations. From Alaska to the Himalaya, Patagonia to deep inside the ice caves of a volcano, James continually pushes his limits, shooting in the most extreme conditions. Once a certified electrician James left the world of construction with a strong desire to live beyond the status quo. With a love for photography, filmmaking and adventure James quickly picked up a camera and found his passion for projects with a strong visual element followed by a story that ignites positive change. James has shot, directed and assisted on various personal projects and from clients such as Telus, BBC, Netflix, CBC and National Geographic.

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