Award winning films shot around the world and handcrafted in the mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales.

Content creation for online and TV. Compelling stories, beautifully told.

Brazilian Line – Coming this autumn

A maverick bunch of Brits go big wall hunting in Brazil. Lead by pioneering legend Mike ‘Twid’ Turner accompanied by Steve Long who invite some youth on the trip in the form of the super strong James Taylor and Angus Kille (just climbed Indian Face!). The team head for the giant monolith of Pedra Baiana dreaming of a new line on perfect rock. From the outset the plan begins to unravel with fuel blockages, wasp attacks, a shortage of equipment and time all pinning back progress in this spectacular, insightful and charming film.

Runtime: 48 minutes

Off Piste Scotland

Skiing off piste in Scotland means mastering the full gamut of snow types and weather conditions or waiting for those rare blue sky days when the stars align to give perfect weather and conditions in some of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

In this short film we join Off Piste Performance for a weekend of skiing on Ben Nevis in April 2018. 

Martin Burrows Smith, Scottish steep skiing pioneer, guides us through a brief history of the escape from the pistes in the 60’s. In the present day the team skis lines across the North Face of The Ben and traverse the CMD Arete.

www.offpiste.org.uk

MTUK – Our Ethos

Mountain Training UK are the National Governing Body for qualifications in the outdoor industry in the UK .

In this film we explore the ethos of MTUK so that they can portray this to the providers of their courses and to the many stakeholders that they work with. The film meets the holders of different awards and looks at what the qualifications do for them and the people that they work with.

The film meets the holders of different awards and looks at what the qualifications do for them and the people that they work with. We travel the lowland and mountain regions of the UK, in summer and winter and learn more about the lives behind the awards. 

mountain-training.org

Playing on the Pinn 


“Sometimes having to face something as challenging as grief can trigger healing. 

Playing on the Pinn by Filmuphigh takes a personal journey to a dagger of rock on the Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye known as the Inaccessible Pinnacle.

After the sudden loss of her Mountaineering musician husband, Rachel Bolton decides not only to climb the Pinnacle but to play her fiddle to him on the top.” 


Also showing at festivals throughout the UK in 2018. 

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My Mountain Healing

‘I fell in love with the mountains, and they healed me bit by bit’ – watch the funny & heartwarming story of mountain photographer Nick Livesey, and how the mountains of Snowdonia healed him.

In this film we talk to Nick about mountains, drugs, photography and sausages – about what inspires him, what drives him and learn a bit about the man behind the images.

“What I get from these places is solace, cos the world is f*cking crazy, it’s nuts.”

* Contains strong language – as anyone who knows Nick would expect.

Casio & ViewRanger

For this production we were asked to make a new short promotional film for Casio and ViewRanger. The two companies have teamed up to produce a smart watch for use in the mountains. 

Our brief was a simple one – create a film that shows the watch being put through its paces in a real life environment. We were aiming for authenticity with this shoot and so gave a number of the watches to members of the UK’s busiest Mountain Rescue Team – Llanberis MRT . 

The video was primarily used on social media by Casio and ViewRanger and was also embedded on Casios homepage getting some fantastic coverage for both brands.

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Why Snowdonia – Plas Y Brenin

Plas Y Brenin are the National Mountain Sports Centre, based in Snowdonia in North Wales. They approached us in the autumn of 2016 to make a film to showcase Snowdonia as a venue for their centre and the outdoor activities that they run. The film was shot over two months in the autumn and brings together the activities of Walking, Mountaineering, Scrambling, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Kayaking & Canoeing in a wealth of locations accessible within a short drive of Plas Y Brenin.

Mountain Training UK – Mountain Skills Film

The mountains of the UK are beautiful, accessible and still wild.

This film tells the story of two women whose lives have been improved by spending time in the mountains. 

Mountain Training UK are the National Governing Body for mountain leadership qualifications in the UK. Their first training scheme was the Mountain Leader qualification, established in 1964. They have recently launched a mountain skills course that aims to promote safe enjoyment of hill walking in mountainous terrain, the first course that they have established that does not have a leadership element to it.

Microadventure with Alastair Humphries 

This short film was produced for ViewRanger and follows adventurer Alastair Humphreys and friends on a Micro Adventure in the Peak District.

The film encourages people to get outside, have adventures, share laughter and create memories – wherever we live there is a micro adventure on our doorstep.

 

The Outdoor Partnership

The Outdoor Partnership is a registered charity that changes lives through outdoor activities. They have inspired thousands of people to become more involved in outdoor activities through participation, education, volunteering and employment programs, improving health, social and economic well being in Wales.

We were brought in to create a film that could be used primarily in meetings and presentations with potential stakeholders and funders to explain what the partnership does. We tell the story of three people whose lives have been changed by the Partnership.

Ski Kvaloya

Kvaloya is a beautiful region of Arctic Norway where the off piste skiing is incredible and unique. Ski mountaineers can enjoy skiing from summit to sea in a region that offers one of the longest ski seasons in Europe, the Northern Lights, Whales, Eagles and untracked pow!

This film was made for Off Piste Performance, a British company who are Chamonix based and provide ski instruction and guiding from BASI Instructors & IFMGA Guides. The company is run by Alison Culshaw and James Thacker and we join them for a week in May 2017 with their clients in Kvaloya.

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Rjukan – Places Climbers See

Rjukan is an ice climbing destination in Norway that is popular with climbers and has a story all of its own. Built on water the town has capitalised on its natural environment and played a special role in the Second World War.

This film was produced for Expeditionguide.com to promote their Rjukan Ice Climbing courses by the medium of story telling. 

Visit Swansea Bay

We provided all of the videos for the 2016 “Visit Swansea Bay” tourism campaign. They were so pleased with the work we were invited back to create the 2017 campaign too. This comprised 4 main videos plus a series of 4 “shorts” and some specialist time-lapse films. We are now working on the 2019 campaign.

Adventure Smart Wales

This national safety campaign was funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and was a collaboration between the likes of the RNLI, National Parks, Mountain Rescue and many more. We provided three videos for the campaign. 

Our Team

Rob Johnson

Director | Climber | DP

Kris Williams

Photographer | Timelapse Extraordinaire

Natasha Brooks

Underwater Photography & Filming

Ben Bevan-Pritchard

Ben Bevan Pritchard

Mountain Cameraman

Bryn Williams

Mountain Safety | Cameraman

George Manley

Storyboard Artist

Get in Touch

Email

studio@filmuphigh.com

Telephone

01248 719300

Address

The Studio on the Hill, Nant y Felin, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, North Wales LL330SU

Freelance Filming

Photography

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