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The Wildest Dream

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Synopsis

In 1924 Englishman George Mallory was torn between his love for a woman, Ruth, and his obsession with the last great adventure left to man: becoming the first person to climb Mount Everest.

Dressed in gabardine and wearing hobnailed boots, Mallory was last seen alive 800 feet below the summit. Then the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend.

Following his discovery of Mallory’s body in 1999, modern adventurer Conrad Anker became haunted by Mallory’s story. In 2007 Conrad returns to Everest to lay Mallory’s ghost to rest. He risks everything to discover the truth about this compelling and gilded man from a bygone era. And to rewrite history.

This feature documentary is directed by leading film maker, Anthony Geffen, in his first collaboration with Executive Producer, Mike Medavoy.

Liam Neeson narrates the film. Ralph Fiennes, Hugh Dancy and Alan Rickman provide additional voices. Ruth Mallory is voiced by the late Natasha Richardson in her final film role.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
HD
Director
Anthony Geffen 1st Feature
Producer
Mike Medavoy, Claudia Perkins, Mark Deangelis
Co-Producer
Mike Medavoy, Claudia Perkins, Mark Deangelis
Editor
Peter Miller
Screenwriter
Mark Halliley
Director of Photography
Ken Sauls, Chris Openshaw
Production Designer
Humphrey Bangham, Jane Wrigley
Sound
Josef Knauer, Mick Duffield
Music
Joel Douek
Narrator
Liam Neeson

Production Company

Altitude Films/Atlantic Productions
Brook Green House
4 Rowan Road
London W6 7DU
UK

T +44 (0)20 8735 9300
F +44 (0)20 8735 9333

mimig@altitudefilms.co.uk