This film is based on Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld’s book “Above All Else” which you can buy here » http://amzn.to/1QtmNPv. Also check out his site » http://danbrodsky-chenfeld.com
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At Live Unbound we believe in pushing yourself to be greater through what you love and doing whatever it takes to overcome mental and physical constraints. Once in awhile we come across a real life story that embodies this message. A story of falling madly in love with your dream. Then using that passion to overcome the massive obstacles that appear in the journey of realizing it. This is that story.
This documentary was made possible by Frank Casares who believed in us and funded the project. We had a small crew of 5 people and shot on a RED epic, RED dragon, 5D Mark ii and the Inspire Copter. The biggest challenge was the slow motion skydiving scene which was filmed by Craig O’Brien. Those were shot on the RED dragon at 200 fps. Due to wind, we only had 4 jumps to make it happen but Craig and skydivers Brad Patterson and Dalten Kadow nailed it.
Currently we’re searching for the next great story to tell. We encourage people to reach out to us if they have one or know somebody who does.
Thanks for watching!
Directed and Edited by
Director of Photography
Mary Pat Avery
Archival skydiving footage provided by Airmoves Entertainment LLC
Dan skydiving : Brad Patterson
James Skydiving: Dalten Kadow
Dan’s Girlfriend: Adriana Zyskowski
Dan Hospital: Jalil Houssain
Doctor: Joe Galligan
“Sun” by Nick Rice » https://soundcloud.com/nickrice
“Observation Wheel” by Jacob Montague » http://jacobmontaguemusic.com/
“Unheard Parade” by Jacob Montague
Estee & Shimon Sharon
Dan Rice from People are Awesome
Aica Vera Valdez
Excellent doc, great narration without forced sentimentality.
Man. What a story.
This is wonderful. Incredibly touching and sensitively executed. I cried at the end.
This is excellent storytelling. I was completely drawn in and completely engaged. I loved the mystery of what caused the accident and how the viewer is left wondering similarly with the protagonist of “what happened.” The scene during the coma/dream?! Come on! How can you have such a rich narrative with two guys in the middle of a skydive? Bravo. Well done.
Such an amazing storytelling! Epic movie!
This went straight to my heart . I thank you with tears in my eyes
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Wonderful. Keep going the good work
This is wonderful indeed!
Very inspiring video – thanks to everyone involved
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You would think this guy would take up jogging or bicycling after what happened to him and his friends. I find it hard to feel sorry for people like this.
I have to say that meeting you guys was an inflection point in my life. When I left university my only desire was “hey, I really want to make amazing stuff as this guys are doing”, now at filming school you are my reference. Everyday I tell to myself “Work until your idols become your rivals and always dream big”, i can only say, thank you for teaching me what living unbound means, thank you for being my idols.
wow. just wow
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A story of falling madly in love with your dream.
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Really sad but one of hope.
i read the book and i couldnt stop reading because i loved the way how he told the story.
i love the pictures in this edit and the storytelling is so beautiful!
Hi LiveUnbound, What a fantastic documentary. We think it would be perfect for our Documentary category at our Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival 2016. Plus if you win in your category you have the chance to screen around the world. Here is a 30% discount code LIVSocial30 and here’s the link- filmfreeway.com/festival/LiverpoolLiftOffFilmFestival
All the best
This is an incredible, beautiful and powerful film. Awesome job.
This is beautiful, shivers man… What a story.
That opening shot made every hair on my body stand on end.
Absolutely thrilling and heartbreaking and inspiring. Thank you for sharing this story.
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This was a special. Very well done… Thank you for creating & sharing.
The narrative was expressed well and became compelling when it was unclear who died who lived and the cause. The spiritual POVs and re-enactments came across very naturally and were transparent editorially.
Super super inspiring.
This is how you make a short doc! so good!!
so good and so inspiring thank you!
Beautiful, thank you all.
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amazing, this is the mentality I have about my own goals.
First time I have seen this and looking forward to reading the book. I remember Dan very well and I remember April 22, 1992 like it was yesterday. Still brings chills back to me to this day. I lost a lot of good friends that day but have been inspired by the 6 survivors as well. Perris Valley has changed a lot from what I have seen, but I hope that the spirit lives on. God bless Dan
I too have known Dan BC for many years. No one in this sport exemplifies his level of professionalism and concern for the safety of each & every skydiver that jumps at Perris. He has the utmost respect of all of us. You have done an outstanding job of recreating the immense emotional impact, not only felt by Dan, but by his extended family & friends throughout the skydiving world – as each of us tried to wrap our heads arounds the events that unfolded that fateful day in April 1992.
Really appreciated how you told the story in first person narrative, with Dan, himself, doing the VO, as well as the music selection from Nick Rice. I know skydiving cinematographer, Craig O’Brien, very well and have jumped with him several times. There are only a small number of great camera flyers and “OB” is as good as they come.
Great organizer and awesome DZ in Perris, California!