Video Services Corp.,
Alpine Club (Toronto Section)
Part thrill ride, part love story…
Directed by Marah Strauch
in select cities across Canada
2014 Toronto International Film Festival
2014 New York Film Festival
2015 Victoria Film Festival
“An exhilarating flashback to the life and times of BASE jumping’s daredevil popularizer.” Variety
“…a thrill, and one that seriously rewards big-screen viewing.” The Hollywood Reporter
Director Marah Strauch available for interviews by phone, email or skype.
Sunshine Superman, directed by Marah Strauch, will open in theatres in select cities in Canada – starting in Toronto and Vancouver on June 5th.
An official selection of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, the film is a heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular –and dangerous– feats of foot-launched human flight.
It’s a jaw-dropping journey, in both life, and love, to the pinnacle of Boenish’s achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian ‘Troll Wall’ mountain range. But triumph was followed by disaster.
Told through a stunning mix of Boenish’’s 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.
“This film is about having your breath taken away, either by love, passion, or by dizzying heights,” says Strauch. “This film is on the surface about discovering a new extreme sport, in the 1980’s in California. On a deeper level the film explores themes of death, obsession and living an authentic life despite the consequences.”
About Video Services Corp
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. (VSC) is a leading independent all-platform film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. VSC’s DVD catalogue includes Corner Gas, Sharknado, Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves, and Don Cherry’s Rock’em Sock’em Hockey series. Recent theatrical releases include Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, Alan Partridge, starring Steve Coogan, Iranian vampire sensation A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Cannes Selection Life Itself, and TIFF selection mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows. Upcoming releases include Cannes un Certain Regard winner White God, the Oscar®-nominated Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, and winner of a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, The Wolfpack.
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