Directed by Christian Schmidt & Joachim Hellinger
Germany, 2016, 11 minutes
Mountain Mixer 2
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
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It’s not racing downhill on his mountain bike that makes Harald Philipp smile. Nor does he care whether he adds the most dangerous jumps and turns to his trails. When he’s on his bike on a ´via ferrata´ in the Dolomites, he is hunting something else: flow. That special state of being where everything´s just right, when confidence overrides fear and the bike and rider are one. What exactly is this perfect moment? How do we reach it? And can you only find it on a mountain bike? Harald has found his answer – and we are invited to join the ride.
Christian Schmidt is an independent writer and director focussing on documentaries, TV programmes about popular science and commercials. Having earned his degree in geography and science journalism, Schmidt frequently travels to remote corners of the earth as a mountaineer and filmmaker. His internationally award-winning films are known for the very personal stories they tell about exceptional protagonists in the realm of adventure, outdoor sport and science. Schmidt is based in Munich, where he lives with his girlfriend and their two daughters.
After his studies at the University of Film and Television (HFF) in Munich and at the F.E.M.I.S in France, Joachim Hellinger worked internationally as director for commercials and documentaries. In 1996 he founded HelliVentures Filmproduction and specialised in the fields of sports, outdoors and adventure.
Joachim Hellinger is known for his accuracy and creative innovation at the set under extreme and often incalculable conditions. With his fondness for the elements and his unmistakable flair for the human factor, he conveys the world of adventure and sports in the most engaging terms.
Besides his projects for HelliVentures Filmproduction, “Helli” is director for other international productions and clients.