Canada, 2009, 16 minutes Directed by Bryan Smith Produced by Fitz Cahall Appearing in person: Bryan Smith and Fitz Cahall
Adapted from an Internet TV project, The Season follows three athletes through a Pacific Northwest summer. Each athlete’s season is a unit of measure in a career — an opportunity to leave a mark on their given sports and on their lives. A boulderer returns to form after a series of failed knee surgeries and personal struggles. Aged by the loss of his father, a young kayaker redraws the frontiers of sea kayaking. To push traditional climbing’s boundaries, a veteran climber dreams up a new piece of gear and makes the ultimate commitment to realize his invention’s potential.