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The inspiring journey of four cheeky and funny Belgian friends who leave their indoor climbing gym to climb impressive walls in wilderness areas. The questions they ask are universal, and the emotions with which they experience them are truly touching.
The inspiring journey of four cheeky and funny Belgian friends who leave their indoor climbing gym to climb impressive walls in wilderness areas. The questions they ask are universal, and the emotions with which they experience them are truly touching.
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I have been climbing for more than 35 years, but I have never met a more inspiring group of young climbers than the Flolopapys. Their energy is contagious. But more importantly, they have a unique ability to articulate their emotions and the universal questions that they ask themselves.

Why do the Flolopapys climb? What do they get out of confronting their fears and managing risks? What is the role of such intentional risk-taking in today’s safety-obsessed society?These are the questions I would like to explore in this film, but I need your help.

Cela fait plus de 35 ans que je grimpe et jamais je n'ai rencontré une bande de jeunes aussi inspirants que les Flolopapys. Leur énergie est contagieuse. Mais surtout ils ont cette capacité unique à mettre des mots sur les émotions et les questions universelles qu’ils se posent. 

Qu’est-ce qui fait grimper les Flolopapys ? Que leur apporte ce jeu de la confrontation des peurs et de la gestion du risque ? Une telle prise de risques a-t-elle sa place aujourd’hui dans notre société hyper-sécuritaire ? Telles sont les questions que j’aimerai aborder dans ce film avec votre aide.

Florian on a home made portaledge in the Verdon, France
Florian on a home made portaledge in the Verdon, France

What makes this film special? / Qu'est-ce qui rend ce film spécial ? 

So I started to follow them with my camera and, little by little, I made my way into the intimacy of their group. What I discovered is not only fascinating; it is downright inspiring.

Through this film, I would like to share – with a broader audience than just the climber community – what motivates these twenty year olds to invest so much in their passion, and what they get out of it.

We follow these four climbers over several years of vertical exploration in the farthest reaches of the planet. We witness the development of each individual and that of the group. We also meet their relatives who will share their point of view with us and describe how they cope with the risks taken by their loved ones.

J'ai donc commencé à les suivre avec ma caméra pour petit à petit rentrer dans l'intimité de leur groupe. Ce que j’y ai découvert est fascinant et carrément inspirant.

Ce film veut partager, à une audience plus large que celle des grimpeurs, ce qui motive ces jeunes à s'investir autant dans leur passion et ce qu’ils y trouvent en retour. 

Nous suivrons ces quatre grimpeurs au cours de plusieurs années de pérégrinations verticales aux quatre coins de la planète. Nous observerons leur évolution individuelle et celle de leur groupe. Nous rencontrerons aussi leurs proches qui nous partageront comment, eux aussi de leur côté,  vivent et gèrent cette prise de risques.

Pierre in Squamish, Canada
Pierre in Squamish, Canada

Why are we asking for help? / Pourquoi demandons-nous de l'aide ? 

We hope to have this film viewed on the silver screens of a number of international adventure film festivals as well as on TV. This will require a considerable post-production effort (color and sound standardization; cleansing of the images, many of which were shot in difficult conditions; and so on) requiring the intervention of professionals whom we can only hire with your help.

Nous ambitionnons de projeter ce film sur les écrans prestigieux de multiples festivals internationaux de films d'aventures, ainsi qu'en TV. Cela nécessitera une phase de postproduction conséquente (uniformisation des couleurs et du son, nettoyage des images souvent prises dans des conditions difficiles, ...) pour laquelle nous comptons faire appel à des professionnels que nous ne pourrons rémunérer qu'avec votre aide. 

Narrango del Bulnes, Spain
Narrango del Bulnes, Spain

Budget

  • Video editing assistance: 4500 euros
  • Image cleansing and special effects: 3500 euros
  • Color grading: 4000 euros
  • Sound cleansing and  editing: 4000 euros
  • Translation and subtitling: 2500 euros
  • Festival submission and distribution costs: 3500 euros
  • Music: 5000 euros

  • Assistance au montage vidéo : 4500 euros
  • Nettoyage d'images et effets spéciaux : 3500 euros
  • Etalonnage des couleurs : 4000 euros
  • Nettoyage et montage son : 4000 euros
  • Traduction et sous-titrage : 2500 euros
  • Inscription à des festivals et distribution : 3500 euros
  • Musique : 5000 euros 
Loïc in Fabelita, 8C, Santa Linya, Spain.
Loïc in Fabelita, 8C, Santa Linya, Spain.

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Risks and challenges

On the one hand, this film includes images taken at various times, sometimes shot in difficult conditions, by various people using various different cameras. One of the major challenges will therefore to be to standardize all the images through color calibration, sound editing, and so on. Before being able to have the film shown at prestigious film festivals, the project will require major post-production work. On the other hand, this film has to succeed in explaining to a large audience the intensity of a very special and technical passion while also winning the enthousiasm of the climbing community itself.

D’un côté, ce film rassemble des images prises à des époques différentes, dans des conditions de tournages parfois difficiles, avec des appareils différents et par différentes personnes. Un des gros challenges sera donc d'uniformiser tout cela au niveau de l'étalonnage des couleurs, des sons, etc. Avant de pouvoir projeter ce film sur grands écrans de qualité internationales, ce projet nécessitera donc un gros travail de post-production. D’un autre côté, ce film doit réussir à expliquer à un large public l’intensité d’une passion très particulière et technique tout en emportant aussi l’adhésion de la communauté des grimpeurs elle-même.

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