Tom

4 ratings
Tom lives with his father James on a campsite in the Dolomites, living off James’ small pension. Even though his mother, the great British alpinist Alison Hargreaves, died descending K2 when he was just six years old, Tom always wanted to be a climber. Hi

Description

BEST MOUNTAINEERING FILM KENDAL 2015

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE & YOUTH PRIZE 2015

HONORABBLE MENTION GORNISKEGA 2016

Tom lives with his father James on a campsite in the Dolomites, living off James’ small pension. Even though his mother, the great British alpinist Alison Hargreaves, died descending K2 when he was just six years old, Tom always wanted to be a climber. His whole life is dedicated to the mountains and his last goal is to climb solo the Six North Faces of the Alps in a single winter season. Nobody’s ever done it, and he wants to be the first.  We knew Tom just a couple of weeks before he began his winter project. His personal story and his solo winter project deserved to be told, so together with Ruggero Arena, photographer and climber, we decided to begin shooting . Ruggero followed Tom to the base of the North Faces and the climbing part was filmed by Tom himself with his gopro. It was impossible to follow him and we didn’t want to re-film anything, everything had to be filmed in the right moment it was happening.

About the Film

Release Date
2015
Duration
1:07
Genres
Programme
Featuring
Tom Ballard and James Ballard
Director
Angel Esteban and Elena Goatelli
Producers
Kottom Films and Ruggero Arena
Tom

Reviews

Fantastic film, an engaging insight into a talented climber and his achievements, refreshingly free from the usual hype
mejllea
12 May 2016
Tom is obviously a lovely, private, thoughtful young man but sadly that only serves to make a really poor film. Hardly any climbing and even less insight into his character. Amazing achievement, but there's not much to get hold of as a viewer.
ben knapp
29 March 2016
Great movie! Please add the subtitles...
Marcin
29 March 2016
Follow a family as Tom the son climbs though the winter Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions
shackleton
16 March 2016

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