Takes slacklining to new heights!
Just out this week, Seb Montaz-Rosset’s feature length action documentary “I Believe I Can Fly” follows a team of Skyliners – highline base jumpers – from their home town Chamonix to their training ground in the Gorges du Verdon in the South of France, testing the limits in their quest for the ultimate prize – complete freedom.
When I see images of these guys walking a slackline a mile high between two pinnacles of rock, I marvel at the mental and physical prowess. Amazing. And though I can’t imagine ever being able to do it, I can see the attraction and I can imagine the buzz.
This is a film about a group of friends and their passion for a very unique sport. Tancrède, Julien, Seb and Antoine are pioneers in ‘highlining’ – a combination of climbing, slackline and tightrope walking. In Flight of the Frenchies, the team take the sport of highlining to a whole new level.
After months of training, the Skyliners went to Paris and set up slacklines between skyscrapers before their persuit took them finally to the breathtaking fjords of Norway’s west coast. It was here that the daredevils were able to fulfil their dream – the freedom of flight!
Amazingly, Seb’s film was produced amongst friends with no external funding or sponsorship. The film walks the fine line between passion and utter craziness, but it’s beautifully shot, awe-inspiring and the ultimate antidote to the drudgery of a rainy day in November.
Head over to sebmontaz.com to download a copy of I Believe I can Fly (Flight of the Frenchies) as a .mov file for just 4.90 euros, or simply click on the link below.Download I Believe I Can Fly (Flight of the Frenchies)