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NBC Universal Sports

The NBC Universal Sports Network has added “In The Shadow Of The Mountain” to its programming for this winter. It will be shown on Monday nights as part of their “Adventure Monday Night” programming. We will provide details on the schedule when they become available. It’s good to know that ITSOTM still has some life left in her after first premiering to a packed house in Dunedin, NZ back in November of 2010. Now it will be available to some 35 million households across the USA.

If you are a company that is interested in advertising during the commercial breaks of ITSOTM, get in touch and we can work something out.


Video on Demand at

In The Shadow Of The Mountain is now watchable ON DEMAND at the fantastic webiste STEEP EDGE, which has a selection of hundred of mountain and adventure films to purchase on demand.

Here’s In The Shadow Of The Mountain, watch it and spread it around like wildfire.

Hello Europe!

Greeting fans and followers of “In The Shadow Of The Mountain”! It’s been a while and I’ve come from the shadows to announce some of the new stuff that has come to light.

For our European friends there are 2 festivals that have accepted ITSOTM into their programs, and they are both early November. The first is the 23rd International “Berg + Abenteuer” Film Festival in Graz Austria. It goes from Nov 9-12th, and the program has yet to be printed.

Your other option to support ITSOTM in Europe will be at the 29TH Unnim Mountain Film Festival of Torelló with a showing on November 13th.

I know it may be a longshot, but if there’s any chance that you’ll go to either of these festies, please email me ASAP!

Wanaka Mountain Film Festival

This weekend is the exciting and prestigious Wanaka Mountain Film Festival

This is of course a very special event for ITSOTM because Wanaka was indeed the place that our film was based in and filmed around. There was tons of support from the Wanaka climbing community for the making of this film and we were also very honored that ITSOTM was awarded a special jury prize. So on behalf of Hugh and myself (Max) I want to say thank you so much once again to the festival for featuring our film this year and to all the Wanaka people without whom we could not have made the film.

As a side note, I am writing this from the Dunedin Airport, about to board a plane to leave NZ, where I have spent the past 2.5 years. I had no idea what was in store for me when I came here back in 2009 to do a Masters at Otago. Looking back on it, its been amazing to have the privilege of living, studying and working here. To all my friends that I met here and have worked with, thanks for the memories. I am sure we’ll make more as soon as I figure out a way to get back here!