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Chasing the Distance

Chasing the Distance is a personal look into the lives of ultra-running athletes and husband and wife team Rob Krar and Christina Bauer. They share their deep connection to each other and the area of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona. This short film offers a glimpse into their personal struggles with depression and how ultra-running provides an outlet and ultimately life-changing experience. Though intimately connected with the well-being of Grand Canyon National Park and the health of local communities, this area remains at risk from threats such as toxic uranium mining. A national monument designation would permanently protect the region. Take action with the Sierra Club at sc.org/grandcanyonheritage.

    Shark Week (The Sharks of Cuba), Discovery Channel; Sierra Club: The Land We Defend; Gateway to Nature, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; The Nature Conservancy: Conserving Cuba’s Coral Reefs
    Sierra Club: The Land We Defend; Gateway to Nature, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; The Nature Conservancy: Conserving Cuba’s Coral Reefs
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Conservation, Adventure, Documentary, Environmental
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2017
    United Kingdom
    March 17, 2017
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    Newport Beach, CA
    April 23, 2016
    Official Selection, Action Sports - Short
  • Catalina Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 1, 2016
    Official Selection, Conservation Film Series (Worldwide)
  • Mountain Film Festival
    Mammoth Lakes, CA
    United States
    February 10, 2017
    2017 Sierra Nevada Award Winner
  • 10th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2017
    Kuala Lumpur
    October 16, 2016
    Official Selection, Short Films
  • Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
    Flagstaff, AZ
    February 14, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Best Shorts Competition
    La Jolla, CA
    March 30, 2016
    Best Shorts Winner, Award of Excellence
  • Wolves Independent International Film Awards
    Winter Season 2016
    March 4, 2016
    Winner, Best Editing
  • G2 Green Earth Film Festival
    Venice, CA
    United States
    August 5, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival
    Willcox, AZ
    April 21, 2016
    Winner, Best Non-Dramatic Indie; Nominee, Best Cinematography
  • May Day Sustainability Shorts Film Festival
    Urbana, IL
    April 29, 2016
    Judges’ Choice Award, Most Visually Stunning
  • Outdoor Retailer Convention
    Salt Lake City, UT
    January 7, 2016
Director Biography - IAN SHIVE

Ian Shive is an American filmmaker and photographer best known for his images and films of nature and the outdoors. As executive producer and cinematographer, Shive recently led a team of filmmakers and scientists on a groundbreaking expedition in Cuba for a segment on Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week.” Shive has also recently partnered with the Sierra Club to produce two films for a national conservation campaign and with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to celebrate America’s urban wildlife refuges. As founder and CEO of Tandem Stills + Motion, Shive’s photographs have been featured in major media outlets and leading conservation organizations throughout the world, and he is the author of three photographic art books. His company has been a global leader of digital content for the conservation, outdoor adventure, nature, and travel markets, and provides a state-of-the-art digital asset management service, Tandem Vault. Recipient of the prestigious Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, Shive is based in Los Angeles. More information about Ian Shive can be found at www.ianshive.com.

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