Beyond the Edge (2013 film)

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Beyond the Edge
Beyond The Edge poster.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLeanne Pooley
Produced byMatthew Metcalfe
Written byLeanne Pooley
StarringChad Moffitt
Sonam Sherpa
John Wraight
Joshua Rutter
Dan Musgrove
Music byDavid Long
Edited byTim Woodhouse
General Film Corporation
Distributed byRialto Distribution (New Zealand)
Release date
  • 6 September 2013 (2013-09-06) (Toronto International Film Festival )
  • 22 October 2013 (2013-10-22) (New Zealand)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryNew Zealand (shot in Nepal)

Beyond the Edge is a 2013 New Zealand 3D docudrama about Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary's historical ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. As well as featuring dramatised recreations shot on location on Everest and in New Zealand, the film includes original footage and photographs from what was then the ninth British expedition to the mountain.[1][2] It also includes audio from interviews with Hillary and recorded narration by expedition leader John Hunt.

The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on 6 September 2013, where it won positive reviews from fans and film critics. The Toronto Star gave it 3.5 out of 4 stars. It was second runner-up in competition for the People's Choice Award.[3] It premiered in New Zealand on 22 October 2013.[4]



  1. ^ "Coming soon: 3D film reaches new heights as latest technology brings Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay's historic 1953 Everest ascent to life". The Independent. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Sir Ed film set for premiere". NZ Herald. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Beyond the Edge". Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Triumph for NZ-made Everest film". NZ Herald. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.

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