Beyond the Edge (2013 film)
|Beyond the Edge|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Leanne Pooley|
|Produced by||Matthew Metcalfe|
|Written by||Leanne Pooley|
|Music by||David Long|
|Edited by||Tim Woodhouse|
General Film Corporation
|Distributed by||Rialto Distribution (New Zealand)|
|Country||New 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. 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. It premiered in New Zealand on 22 October 2013.
- Chad Moffitt: Sir Edmund Hillary
- Sonam Sherpa: Tenzing Norgay
- John Wraight: John Hunt, Baron Hunt
- Joshua Rutter: George Lowe
- Dan Musgrove: Tom Bourdillon
- "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.
- "Sir Ed film set for premiere". NZ Herald. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
- "Beyond the Edge". nzonscreen.com. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "Triumph for NZ-made Everest film". NZ Herald. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- Official website
- Beyond the Edge on IMDb
- Beyond the Edge at the Toronto International Film Festival website
- Beyond the Edge at the New Zealand Film Commission website
- Beyond the Edge at the Rialto Distribution website
- Beyond the Edge at the NZ on Screen website
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