Untethered Film: A look at the Slacklining Life

Untethered, a short 30 minute documentary was filmed this past summer here in Squamish.  It gives insight into the Slacklining life and shows the beautiful scenery that Squamish provides for outdoor fanatics. The Filmmaker Levi Allen did a great job capturing alluring shots filled with hypnotizing camera pans.

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Allen decided to distribute the film without a charge and is available online here, I would highly recommend watching it. The way Allen tells the story is intimate and will inspire many to get out more and search for adventure (it sure made me feel that way!).

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Untethered shows slack lining as an art and a passion, one that meets the lines between beauty, grace and mortality. Shots like the one below display the vastness in nature and the vulnerability in human beings. The tension that is felt by the possibility of a fall is mixed with the tranquility found in the silence and elegance of the landscape.

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To add-on, Spencer Seabrooke was filmed breaking the record for the longest high line walked without a harness. The length was 64m and 291m high. It was really heartwarming to see the support he had from his friends while he was walking on the line. All of them knew that one wrong step and he could be gone.

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Untethered definitely made me feel more lucky to live here. I recognize almost every place where it was filmed and I have been there myself, swimming or hiking with friends. I hope you get to see the film and feel in awe of the beautiful place, the beautiful people and the positive vibes.

 

 

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