The first of in a trilogy of feature length climbing films from The Island – Dave Graham and Cameron Maier. Volume One follows Dave and fellow climbers for a road trip in Europe in 2009 and 2010 as they send super hard routes.
Shot on location by the crew in Ceuse and Nice in France and in Verbier and Zurich in Switzerland.
Dave Graham: 'We wanted to make something that shared the culture and the lifestyle. This was more of an artistic thing. I decided that there was too much color and vibrancy in the lifestyle and culture that I witnessed as a pro climber, which was going to be uncaptured. So I decided to attempt to convey that to people by the means of film on my own with my friends, rather than try and further convince the people who actually made movies to consider my ideas. I paid for everything in all ways, bought the equipment and paid for the other athletes. No sponsors involved and I actually produced half of the music myself.'