The Augmentative Learning and Movement Center and Generation Rescue are teaming up to conquer the world’s tallest freestanding mountain: Kilimanjaro. They will work with young adults, ages 18-24, on the autism spectrum and their family-climbing partners, who will together, make this ascent.
Not only will these climbers face intimidating altitudes, rapidly changing environments and grueling demands of physical and mental resilience, but they must also overcome the challenges of their own personal struggles.
Northport Productions will set out to film all aspects of the climb itself as well as to explore each of the individuals who decide to make this incredible journey. The experienced and motivated filmmaking team, led by Michael Novotny, will be combining the use of high definition digital SLR cameras and ultra lightweight cameras to share the magnitude of the mountain and the challenges these young adults will endeavor to overcome.
An inclusive approach to filming facilitated by compact and highly mobile HD video cameras will result in more footage of priceless moments and less time spent pre-rigging and setting up cumbersome film equipment.
This project is currently in the pre-production phase, with prepping expected to continue through May. Principle photography will begin in the U.S. exploring the lives of these young adults and their families before the trek abroad. Shooting will continue in Africa during May and June 2012.
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