After months of work, the documentary on wingsuit BASE jumpers is complete. It is called “Birdmen: The Original Dream Of Flight’. The film is first of it’s kind as it tells the story of where the sport came from, what it takes to participate in, and the mentality needed to stay alive. ‘BIRDMEN’ is the first documentary ever made that covers the past, present, and possible future of the sport.
‘Birdmen’ follows the dream of human flight, from its start in ancient times to the current modern world. It started with stuntmen hurling themselves to their death from objects such as the Eiffel Tower has become a respected extreme sport in which athletes zoom through the mountains at 150mph, just inches from trees and cliff faces.
FEATURING: Matt Gerdes, Mike Steen, Ellen Brennan, Patrick De Gayardon, Loic Jean-Albert, Jeb Corliss, Yvess Rossy
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Proximity Productions
PRODUCER: Team Thirteen
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Matt Sheridan
CAMERAWORK: Kevin Steen, John James, Vinnie Urgo, Matt Sheridan
AERIAL CAMERAWORK: Noah Bahnson
EDITING: Matt Sheridan and Shane McFalls
MUSIC: Milton Menasco