Before It Falls

The Totem Pole has captured imaginations, blood, sweat and tears of the world’s greatest climbers. When their efforts have come and gone the rock, the precarious Totem Pole, is all that endures.

DIRECTOR: Simon Bischoff
PRODUCER: Mathew Farrell and Simon Bischoff
DURATION: 12mins
YEAR: 2016

Before It Falls is now available on the subscription VOD service Slipstream



Industry screening - The Theatre Royal, June 25 2016
Adventure Film Festival (Colorado, USA), 1 October 2016
Banff Mountain Film Festival (Alberta, Canada), 1 November 2016
Breath of Fresh Air Festival (Launceston), 11-13 November 2016
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, USA - November, 2016
Kendal Mountain Film Festival (UK), 18-20 November 2016
Tasmanian Eco Film Festival (Hobart), 18-20 November 2016
Tasmania Short Film Program, TMAG - March 2017
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, UK - March, 2017
Cradle Mountain Film Festival, Tasmania - 2 April 2017
NZ Mountain Film Festival - July, 2017
The Loop Hobart - 20 November 2018 - 28 February 2019

Simon Mentz – himself
Sonnie Trotter – himself
Lee Cossey – Himself
Simon Bischoff – Himself, John Ewbank


Producer, Director, Camera Op - Simon Bischoff
Producer, DoP, Camera Op – Mathew Farrell
Editor, Colourist – David Pyefinch
Composer – Bayard Condon
Sound Designer – Henry Condon
Animator – Milly Yencken
Boom Operator – Brad Harris
Pilot – Rian Taylor
Aerial Camera Operator – Gene Miller
Rigging – Alex Hartshorne

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