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Suspended in the air hundreds of feet above the Crooked River in Central Oregon, a group of highliners attempt to set the record for the longest highline in United States history - nearly a mile in length.

  • Nate Stephens
  • Keegan Sentner
  • Taylor Brown
  • Danny Schlitt
  • Nate Stephens
  • Nate Stephens
  • Taylor Brown
    Additional cinematography
  • Brittany Whittern
    Drone Cinematography
  • Kaj Pandey
    Key Cast
  • Danny Schlitt
    Key Cast
  • Pierce-Kenji Hunsaker
    Key Cast
  • Cary Small
    Key Cast
  • Audrey Noemie
    Key Cast
  • Mimi Bernabeu
    Key Cast
  • Aidan Sleavin
    Key Cast
  • Nate Stephens
    Editing & Sound Design
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  • Genres:
    Outdoor Recreation, highlining, adventure, sports, adventure sports, climbing, slacklining
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Nate Stephens

Nate Stephens is a nature and adventure filmmaker raised outside of Chicago. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in audio production, he began to pursue a variety of creative professions. He has worked as an audio engineer, musician, luthier, barista, coffee roaster, brand strategist, researcher, woodworker, photographer, and filmmaker. He has traveled internationally to photograph rock climbing and highlining, produced outdoor recreation films, has had his photos published in various magazines and lives on the road full-time. Documenting his experiences while traveling has deeply shaped his relationship and connection with the environment.

Nate aims to use photography & filmmaking to inspire others to develop a respectful relationship with the environment that we are a part of.

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Director Statement

This is my first film, and it was such a fun project to work on. So grateful to be invited into this story & to meet so many inspiring people!