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House of the Gods

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VIMFF 2022 BEST MOUNTAIN SPORTS FILM
North American Premiere
43 mins |
United Kingdom |
2021
DIRECTOR:
Matt Pycroft
LANGUAGE: English

Synopsis

Edward James has been to the base of Mount Roraima more than most Indigenous Akawaio people who live in the Amazon rainforest. But like most porters on western expeditions, historically that was where his journey ended.

The iconic prow of the mountain has been climbed before but it’s never been free climbed. Now, veteran expedition leader and world class rock climber Leo Houlding has assembled a team including up-and-coming Cumbrian climber Anna Taylor and jungle expert Waldo Etherington, to undertake a big wall expedition with new ‘modern ethics’.

The Akawaio will support Leo through the jungle to the base of the wall and he will try to support them to reach the summit.

Director

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Matt Pycroft

Matt Pycroft is the Creative Director of the content creation agency Coldhouse Collective. Matt is a highly experienced filmmaker and photographer who specialises in working in remote and hostile environments. He has a passion for seeking out untold stories and has worked as both director and principal photographer on numerous world-class expeditions to places such as Greenland, Pakistan and Alaska through to extensive work for NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Matt co-founded Coldhouse with the idea of creating a company of like-minded individuals that produce authentic, narrative led content in the outdoors.

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Jan 25 - Feb 23, 2023

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Prices increase on Feb 24.

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