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SUNSHINE SUPERMAN Documentary on BASE Jumping & Carl Boenish w. Dir. Marah Strauch

vor 4 Jahren

SUNSHINE SUPERMAN, the documentary about BASE jumping creator Carl Boenish, his expectation-defying love with his wife Jean, and how they revolutionized sports is shared with the trailer and film clips by director Marah Strauch. How extreme sports were launched by Boenish, and his own videos of the skydives they performed off skyscrapers, bridges and cliffs are looked at in this uncensored BYOD interview, hosted by Ondi Timoner.

SUNSHINE SUPERMAN is a heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular –and dangerous– feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian 'Troll Wall' mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Told through a stunning mix of Carl's 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.

Marah Strauch is a filmmaker and visual artist. She has shown her films and sculptures in both galleries and film festivals.
Marah Strauch is a Film Independent Fellow and Sunshine Superman was invited to Film Independent’s Documentary Lab, a highly selective program for emerging filmmakers to fine-tune their documentary projects.
Strauch is also a well-respected commercial and documentary editor/producer. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in glass art, Strauch moved to New York City where she studied filmmaking and screenwriting at NYU and The New School. She recently attended Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School.

BYOD Full Episodes Playlist:
BYOD Short Clips Playlist:

00:01 Welcoming Marah Strauch of SUNSHINE SUPERMAN.
00:59 Finding incredible footage, working with the Boenish family and making the film.
02:20 Jean Boenish, individuality, and seeing beyond death.
05:59 SUNSHINE SUPERMAN, Clip: Jumping off El Capitan.
07:29 The phenomenon of BASE jumping spreads, and legal issues.
09:25 Carl and Jean get together.
10:44 SUNSHINE SUPERMAN, Clip: The eccentric Boenish love.
12:07 Using reenactments in the documentary to tell a fuller story.
14:26 The meaning and origin of BASE jumping.
15:20 SUNSHINE SUPERMAN, Clip: Jumping a skyscraper.
16:21 Filming the getaway, and denying the doubters.
18:25 SUNSHINE SUPERMAN, Clip: Carl’s words.
19:34 Getting support from the government of Norway.
20:20 The final jump, religion and a strange magic.
22:55 Where to see the film in theaters.
23:42 SUNSHINE SUPERMAN, Clip: Carl’s aura.