Acrophobia – I’m afraid of Heights

Year: 2015

Director: Philippe Woodt

Playing time: 3 minutes

Suppose that you’re a BASE jumper, and afraid of heights! In a few long minutes this short film shows why, time and again, the intense sensations of a BASE jump outweigh all feelings of fear. ‘You either do it or you don’t, there’s nothing in between’, says the director Philippe Woodt.

Suppose that you’re a BASE jumper, and afraid of heights! In a few long minutes this short film shows why, time and again, the intense sensations of a BASE jump outweigh all feelings of fear. ‘You either do it or you don’t, there’s nothing in between’, says the director Philippe Woodt.

Philippe is a motion designer at the small Swiss production company WOOP Prod, which specializes in outdoor sports films, adventure films and sports commercials and has worked with well-known stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and with companies such as the BBC, Google, Swatch and Red Bull. In 2015, WOOP won the first prize of the film workshop at the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival. Every year, the Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop gives independent and new filmmakers the chance to realize a project with the help of the best filmmakers in this field. Together they work on the story, script, sound etc. Besides the filmmakers, expedition members and outdoor sports people are involved as well, ensuring that the workshop continues to create attractive, exciting and inspiring mountain films.