PERSPECTIVES:
A SHORT FILM SERIES

September 4, 2020

Introducing PERSPECTIVES. A new short film series on change. The constant nature of it and the human ability to adapt in the face of it. Through our athletes' personal stories, we look at moments where their lives shifted and how it shaped who they are today. 


Episode 1: Renan

Climbing has always fed artist and filmmaker Renan Ozturk's soul. But it was his travels into far-off places that created an undying passion for human connection, cross-cultural understanding, and storytelling.

Renan/ Episode 1/ Perspectives

Climbing has always fed artist and filmmaker Renan Ozturk's soul. But it was his travels into far-off places that created an undying passion for human connection, cross-cultural understanding, and storytelling.

 

Episode 2: Coree

Team athlete and ultrarunner Coree Woltering thought he knew what it meant to be a runner until an injury while seeking a record-breaking time across a 1,147-mile trail unearthed a whole new meaning.

Coree/ Episode 2/ Perspectives

Team athlete and ultrarunner Corree Woltering thought he knew what it meant to be a runner until an injury while seeking a record-breaking time across a 1,147-mile trail unearthed a whole new meaning.

 

Episode 3: Leanne

A full-ride scholarship. A spot on Canada's Junior National soccer team. Team athlete and snowboarder Leanne Pelosi had it all. Then a car accident and the aftermath took it all away—shifting her perspective for good.

Leanne/Episode 3/ Perspectives

A full-ride scholarship. A spot on Canada's Junior National soccer team. Team athlete and snowboarder Leanne Pelosi had it all. Then a car accident and the aftermath took it all away—shifting her perspective for good.

 

Episode 4: Sam

Skiing the world’s most incredible lines makes you feel invincible. Just ask team athlete Sam Smoothy whose ambition sent him crashing, and opened his eyes to see the good in slowing down.

Leanne/Episode 3/ Perspectives

A full-ride scholarship. A spot on Canada's Junior National soccer team. Team athlete and snowboarder Leanne Pelosi had it all. Then a car accident and the aftermath took it all away—shifting her perspective for good.

 

Episode 5: Fred

When you’re an athlete, your sport defines you. And team athlete Fred Campbell was a football player. He lived and breathed the gridiron grind until a career-ending injury opened a door into the world of climbing. 

Leanne/Episode 3/ Perspectives

A full-ride scholarship. A spot on Canada's Junior National soccer team. Team athlete and snowboarder Leanne Pelosi had it all. Then a car accident and the aftermath took it all away—shifting her perspective for good.

 

Episode 6: Ingrid

There’s no roadmap for being a mom and professional athlete. In a male-dominated field like skiing, Ingrid Backstrom knew having a family was a risk. If there's one lesson steep mountain faces have taught her, sometimes it takes a leap of faith.

Leanne/Episode 3/ Perspectives

A full-ride scholarship. A spot on Canada's Junior National soccer team. Team athlete and snowboarder Leanne Pelosi had it all. Then a car accident and the aftermath took it all away—shifting her perspective for good.