UPdate #1

Topping Out updates

CURRENTLY COMPLETED 

Deaven, Vlad, Alexis and Ben (center) at the Salt Lake Competition. 

1. The major competitions Ben competed in the 2021 season have been covered: Salt Lake City, Moscow, and Los Angeles. We have quite a few terabytes of b-roll and interviews from all three competitions, and we will be starting the assembly process in November.  

3. We have interviews in 4 different languages: English, Russian, Farsi, and Japanese. 

4. Team Japan, Team Belgium, and Team Russiaparticipated in team interviews in Moscow. 

5. The team was able to get interviews with the CEO of USA Climbing Marc Norman and the President of the International Federation of Sports Climbing (IFSC) Marco Maria Scolaris, and athletes Kai Lightner and Kyra Condie (Olympian). 

6. Having started filming in June, the director states that about 50% of principal photography has been completed. The rest will be captured in the coming months.  

NEXT STEPS 

Alexis and Ben.  

1. Start the assembly cut process. This will happen in November. 

2. Continued interviews. There are multiple athletes who we would like to interview as well as a number of people involved in the climbing world in various positions.  

3. Fundraising campaign. Goals and details to be announced. 

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With this in mind, please do not hesitate to send any suggestions or requests to toppingoutfilm@gmail.com for what you would like to see from this newsletter in the future. 

Thank you for your support, and we will be in touch soon! 

Sincerely, 

The TOPPING OUT Team

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