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The Trilogy

Director: Tommy Joyce
Origin: USA
Duration: 30 minutes

On July 12, 2018, Professional Climber, Sasha DiGiulian, set out to become the first woman and second person in history to complete “Rocky Mountain Trilogy;” a compilation of three of the hardest 5.14 big walls in the Canadian Rockies. The imposing climbs, on Castle Mountain, Mount Louis, and Mount Yamnuska, respectively will take Sasha 2 months of continued effort with the ultimate goal of ascending each sheer wall in a single day push, with zero falls — a combined average of over 9,000 vertical feet of climbing at a lung busting average elevation of 7,000ft.

Setbacks with climbing partners, a shoulder injury, and mounting wildfires, DiGiulian is faced with ever increasing obstacles and forced to balance her goals with her safety. This is not only an extraordinarily unique physical journey, but a universal introspective story of overcoming fear, the importance of self-confidence, and in finding friends when and where you least expect them. Pushing through the uncomfortable moments and riding the ups and downs of life, DiGiulian drives herself through mounting fatigue and a closing weather window to strive for her historical goal.


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Tommy Joyce

Tommy grew up pursuing adventure sports in Colorado, and he was determined to build a life working outside. In college, a skiing injury ended his pro dreams and became the catalyst for a career with a camera. Something clicked… he didn’t have to be the athlete, he could continue his athletic pursuits from a new perspective: capturing others and helping them tell their stories. Over the past decade, Tommy has developed into a multifaceted artist with an exceptional eye in the field and the edit bay. An ice climbing assignment in early 2018 connected him with professional climber Sasha DiGiulian, and the two became fast friends. Now Sasha’s go-to collaborator, he’s the creative force behind her RedBullTV series “10 AM on a Tuesday,” which just finished its second season. Tommy has made films and produced commercial content all over the world for National Geographic, Adidas, Redbull, Nikon, Honda, The North Face and more. His work is polished, but it’s the gritty moments behind the scenes in the dirt, wind, and snow that he lives for.




EARLY BIRD: Oct 18 – 24

Youth (16 and under): $17
Senior (65+): $17
Adult: $20

REGULAR: Oct 25 – Nov 11

Youth (16 and under): $20
Senior (65+): $20
Adult: $23

DOOR: Nov 12 – 20

Youth (16 and under): $22
Senior (65+): $22
Adult: $25

  • Regular ticket sales close at 3:00pm on the day of the show.
  • Door tickets are first come, first serve and guest may have to wait until 10 min prior to show start to see if a seat becomes available.
  • Please read our In-Person FAQs or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


EARLY BIRD: Oct 18 – 24

Online show: $15
Online Fall Series Pass: $45

REGULAR: Oct 25 – Nov 21

Online show: $17
Online Fall Series Pass: $50

  • The Online Fall Series Pass gives you access to watch all 24 films that will be screened as part of the 6 shows during the VIMFF Fall Series.
  • Tickets sales close on Nov 21 at 11:59pm (PST) and you will have until Dec 12 at 11:59pm (PST) to view the shows.
  • For those experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a discount code to reduce the price of a single show ticket to $13. Apply the coupon code, COVID at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Please read our Online Screening FAQs or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.