‘Towers of the Ennedi’ Behind The Scenes

Our crazy first year as a production team ended with a wild adventure to document the first ever climbing in the remote Ennedi desert of Chad, Africa. After 4 days following a GPS coordinate for 800km on a roadless wasteland we found ourselves among thousands of beautiful unclimbed towers.

Tim http://kemplemedia.com/ ​, Jimmy http://jimmychin.com and I http://rockmonkeyart.com all have a lot of experience in expedition storytelling from the high himalaya to the jungles of Borneo but this trip redefined ‘remote’ for all of us. We were so psyched to collectively push our gear and creativity with our athlete friends at http://thenorthface.com.

From a production standpoint besides the knife fights with the locals and a few lenses lost to the sand things went pretty smooth. We were able to run our entire work flow without a generator using goalzero.com solar and battery setups. It was also our first time shooting the motion time-lapse setup on the kesslercrane.com pocket dolly which was the secret weapon in so many ways.

A director’s cut of the final film “Towers of the Ennedi” will screen at 5pointfilm.org/ ​ at the end of April before the full premier at mountainfilm.org/ ​ at the end of May!

Thanks for checking out this tid-bit. Cheers, ~renan

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