12th June 2018
PARABLE WINS AUDIENCE PRIZE AT SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 2018 FOR GRENFELL: OUR HOME
On Tuesday night Sheffield Doc/Fest Alternate Realities Curator Dan Tucker announced Alternate Realities Audience Award winner: Grenfell: Our Home. Grenfell: Our Home is a virtual reality documentary for Channel 4 about people’s lives, their homes and the community that existed in the Grenfell tower before the fire of 14th June 2017.
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The documentary followed Ant Middleton (SAS: Who Dares Wins & Mutiny) as he attempted to climb Everest for the first time – and became caught up in extreme weather conditions near the summit. The film has been produced in association with Berocca and Parable have also captured 360 footage, which will be released alongside the main documentary.
Climbing Everest has become a hugely popular pursuit – and many climbers successfully summit each year. It’s been a life-long dream of Ant’s to climb the world’s most famous mountain. He trained for months in preparation for the ascent, and he made the carefully planned expedition accompanied by some of the best sherpas in the world and under the auspices of one of the most experienced climbing companies. But Everest is by its nature unpredictable, and no climb is risk- free: conditions can change rapidly without warning.
As well as the wonder and beauty of the environment, Ant also encounters the danger posed by the mountain, as he, his film director and sherpas get trapped in a sudden unforeseen storm near the summit and fears for their own lives. The film is being directed by acclaimed director, Ed Wardle, one of the UK’s leading experts in filming in extreme environments.
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