Spindrift - The Barry Blanchard Story
Spindrift - The Barry Blanchard Story is a 29-minute documentary that follows Canada’s best-known alpinist after he suffers a devastating accident and serious brain injury. Taking an unconventional approach to the documentary form that mimics the shattered consciousness that Barry faces, the film is a personal reflection on the life and adventures, love and tragedy that shape our lives.
[Jinna Lee, Programmer]
For mountaineers, mountains are objects of admiration, sources of inspiration, and a means to fulfill their passion for adventure. Sometimes, harsh weather cuts off those emotions, but for Barry, a human, the mountains are salvation and shelter from despair.
Ivan is an independent filmmaker with more than 20 years of experience working on documentary film projects across Canada and around the world. His award-winning work has screened nationally and internationally in festivals, broadcast, and online.