Experience a young manâ€™s dream and nightmare in Shattered, a short film by renowned Aspen-based photographer and cinematographer Tyler Stableford.
After summiting the impossible, an elite climber finds himself empty. Shattered and alone, he searches aÂ fulfillmentÂ higher than a mountain peak. This five-minuter film has already garnered international recognition including an official selection for 5 Point Film Festival, New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, and Mountain Film in Telluride, among others.
Deeply affected by Steve Houseâ€™s award-winning book Beyond The Mountain, this dream project explores the mind of the award-winning writer and high-altitude alpinist.
Steve HouseÂ carries the film on his shoulders performing heroic mountain scenes as he narrates, write, and acts on the film. The short is like a visual poem with Steveâ€™s voice propelling the journey.
The scenes were shot in death-defying stylesâ€”no video rigs or monitors, dollies, or cranes. The low-fi filmmaking perfectly matches Steveâ€™s bold and spare attitude on climbing. The resulting shots were crisp, clean, and stunning. They transcend the ideas of a long journey nearing its end, and how the climber plummets into fear and elation to the greater unknown.
Through its five-minuteÂ run time, Shattered is a beautiful yet sorrowful film that manages to offer nuggets of inspirations and realizations. So download, press play, and watch this one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
- Written by Mona
- Published on July 15, 2012