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We Need to Talk About Kev

Professional rock climber, Kev Shields, has been faced with multiple challenges in his life - disability to his hand from birth, epilepsy, career changing injury and struggles with depression.
But against the odds, he has risen to an elite level of trad climbing and soloing.
Will his latest challenge prove to be his toughest yet?

  • Euan Ryan
    100% Myself, Defiance, Hit the Ground Running
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  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 21, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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    Sony 4K
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Director Biography - Euan Ryan

From Glasgow, Scotland, Euan grew up being interested in all aspects of the outdoors. He’s been climbing since the age of 8 and continues to do so for work and for pleasure.
Euan graduated with an HND in Film and Television production in 2013, and combining this with his passion for the outdoors, launched Finalcrux Films in the October of that year.
Finalcrux Films create multi-award winning photography and films that reach a global audience.

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Director Statement

"We Need to Talk About Kev" is the anti-climbing film. It focuses so much more on the character behind the rock climber than on purely the act itself.
Kev Shields is endlessly entertaining and is larger than life in many ways. The film is a humble opening in to his personal life and the struggles he faces on a daily basis. Whether that's struggles with work, his broken body or becoming a dad for the first time...!