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‘Free Solo’ and ‘Rescue’ Directors Set Next Film as Love Triangle Between Patagonia and North Face Execs

“Free Solo” Oscar winners Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin are already at work on their next documentary project while back in the awards conversation for their Thai cave doc “The Rescue.” As reported by Variety, the filmmaking duo are now in the edit suite on their upcoming big-screen effort, set as a love triangle […]

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The Rescue Review: Free Solo Directors Return With A Nail-Biting Doc About The Thai Cave Rescue [TIFF 2021]

E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin seem to have the market cornered on documentaries about people who do wildly dangerous, potentially deadly things. They helmed the nail-biting documentary “Free Solo,” about rock climbing without any ropes or safety device. And now they’re back with “The Rescue,” a film that’s primarily about the Tham Luang cave […]

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Thai Cave Rescue Movie Will Feature The Actual Navy SEALs Recreating Their Mission

Since the Tham Luang cave rescue in 2018, we’ve heard rumblings of more than one movie based on the incident. Last year, came news that Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers behind “Free Solo,” were working on one such movie, which now goes by the title of “The Rescue.”Now, more details are […]

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NatGeo Unveils Four Documentaries at Telluride, from ‘Fauci’ to ‘Becoming Cousteau’

Documentaries are front and center at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, far more than usual, with 18 new releases in the main program (not classics) and a total of four from NatGeo Documentary Films. How did that happen? NatGeo is no stranger to quality nonfiction, from Oscar, BAFTA, and Emmy-winning “Free Solo” to Oscar-nominated Syria-under-siege […]

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‘Free Solo’ Creators to Direct New Projects for Nat Geo that ‘Push the Boundaries of Filmmaking’

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the duo behind 2018’s acclaimed documentary film “Free Solo,” will direct four new documentary projects for National Geographic.Nat Geo announced on Tuesday that Vasarhelyi and Chin will direct two feature documentaries, a 10-part series, and a one-hour pilot. They will also produce all four projects via their production company, […]

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‘The Wanting Mare’ Trailer: This Post-Apocalyptic Indie Is One of 2021’s First Fantasy Gems

One of the most highly anticipated undistributed films of 2020 was Nicholas Ashe Bateman’s feature debut “The Wanting Mare,” a VFX-heavy fantasy that spans generations and the cosmos. After festival play and online buzz, the film has finally found a home thanks to Gravitas Ventures, which will launch “Wanting Mare” in available theaters and on […]

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