At Patagonia Films we make moving pictures that we hope will inspire you to take action: to get involved in your community, eat differently, speak up on behalf of the planet, or to get out and move through the mountains under your own power. Here’s a small selection of some of our favorite projects from this year.
Pizza and bikes can fix anything.
In 2002, mountain bikers and entrepreneurs Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to Fruita, Colorado, in search of cheap rent, world-class single track, and free time to ride. Over 15 years later, the two unconventional women have helped reshape one of the state’s most conservative towns, uniting the community through advocacy, inclusivity, and damn good pizza.
Directed by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel
A music video about a midlayer.
20 years, 20 stories. And after shooting this music video there’s almost nothing that hasn’t been done in an R1 fleece.
The fight to save wild salmon.
Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.
Alex Megos and the art of the redpoint.
Rotpunkt documents the advent, the agony and the art of the redpoint through Alex Megos’s efforts to redefine the boundaries of the form. The film traces the redpoint—which transformed rock climbing from an engineering problem into a brilliant test of mental and physical strength—from its origins with a ragtag bunch of tights-wearing revolutionaries in rural Bavaria, to its golden era with Wolfgang Güllich, to its new ideal in the German phenom Megos as he battles to unlock new levels of human potential.