Athletes, explorers, adventurers, filmmakers and more - these are some of the exciting speakers you'll get to hear from on our tour.

Michael Stevens

Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA

Monday, September 19

Michael Stevens grew up near Great Falls National Park outside of Washington DC. He received a Bachelor's Degree from Colorado College in Philosophy with focuses in Film & 3-D Design in 2015. He first picked up a camera to document trips and expeditions, soon realizing the philosophical nature of the medium. His camera has taken him to the flanks of Denali, the depths of the Grand Canyon, to Canadian Arctic Rivers and a myriad of rivers and peaks throughout the west. He has done motion and still work for Yeti, Adidas, Casio, Tincup Whiskey, On Running, Shimano and more. He most recently worked on the Nicholas Cage film titled 'Butcher's Crossing' as the 2nd Unit DP and Stills Photographer. He is currently splitting time between Aspen, CO and Monterey, CA chasing light, single track, swift current and snow. Please reach out to say hello!

Jenny Tough

SIFF Egyptian Cinema, Seattle, WA

Thursday, September 22

Jenny Tough is an endurance athlete who's best known for running and cycling in some of world's most challenging events - achieving accolades that are an inspiration to outdoor adventurers everywhere. Jenny joins on stage to share her incredible unsupported journey running across mountain ranges on six continents, starting with one of the most remote locations on Earth in the Tien Shan (Asia) before exploring the High Atlas (Africa), the Bolivian Andes (South America), the Southern Alps (Oceania), the Canadian Rockies (North America) and the Transylvanian Alps (Europe).

Max Lowe

Regent Theatre, Boston, MA

Tuesday, October 4

Photographer and filmmaker Max Lowe was born into traveling shoes. Son of famous alpinist Conrad Anker and writer and artist Jennifer Lowe-Anker, Max was exposed from a young age to the magic in traveling to and observing some of the world’s most remote cultures and environments. Taking up storytelling he has built his career around capturing the experience of those he travels with as they explore the far reaches of the world for National Geographic.

Fitz Cahall

SIFF Egyptian Theatre

Tuesday, October 4

The founder of the outdoor radio show and podcast “Dirtbag Diaries,” Fitz Cahall is a gifted storyteller of all mediums written, visual and audio. An avid climber, his work is deeply rooted in the outdoor community, and his short films include Force and Frank and the Tower (both Mountainfilm 2015). Cahall is also behind the company Duct Tape Then Beer, which he describes as a “bizarre but wonderful amalgamation of a creative rocket ship, grassroots community building agent and advertising agency.”

Ben Clark

Landmark's Mayan Theatre, Denver, CO

Wednesday, October 5

Director and photographer Ben Clark has scaled landscapes and their stories to the big screen and across millions of devices worldwide-imprinting heartfelt results in the realm of adventure sports.

In a genre known for extreme characters and locations, Clark’s work reflects an embedded point-of-view of culture, exploration, and a shared connection to landscapes. Focusing on positive influences and destinations rich for a longform story, his audiences are led by extraordinary characters in contemporary settings. The approach to aspirational outcomes within landscapes is often daunting and the assignment—seeking to humanize both in an original way—a must. That means Clark has to be ready for whatever his subject may be doing at any time-and filming.

The wide, theatrical release of the iTunes bestseller The Snowman Trek (2018), followed by The Line Between Good and Evil (2019),The Gongga Trail (2020), and the running travel series “Run Around The World” (2021) have provided viewers critical insight into landscapes and personal quests few adventurers ever access. Those widespread stories offer a range of Clark’s longer original work and time spent within adventure communities across the globe.

Clark’s work also includes commercial directing and photography for agencies and brands. A journalist and documentarian at heart, his editorial work has also appeared in publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, Men’s Journal, and other outdoor media.

Look for his next film at a theater near you in 2024.

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