“Extreme Whitewater Kayaker” and award winning filmmaker, Chris Gallaway, paddled over a guy who was “pinned underneath rocks” during this year’s Green Narrows Race. I hope they got the rocks off of that guy. Where did the rocks fall from that this paddler was pinned underneath? From the heavens? Did aliens put them there? Hear the story directly from the man himself in this exclusive interview with Asheville’s Citizen Times.
Three years after producing the video and releasing it on DVD, Chris Gallaway comments on The Green Race Movie. Go to TheGreenRaceMovie.com where you can find out everything you didn’t want to know about The Green Race Movie… and less.
This Friday, July 9th, at 7:00 pm please come see me at NOC. I’ll be showing a kayak film on a big screen in the retail store. From 6-7 I’ll be available to help folks with IR and Shred Ready product questions, then the film will premiere at 7pm sharp. Try to groom your arm hair a little better than the photo below before we shake, if you don’t mind.
DVDs, t-shirts and stuff will be available at the showing. Free stickers like these for non-hairy-arm handshakes.
Next weekend I am heading over to Louisville KY to visit with my friends at River City Canoe & Kayak. Doug and Jessa opened their new shop just this spring and are really making a positive impression on the paddling market. While we’ll be doing some other business on my visit we’ve also planned a movie premiere of my most recent work, THE EDDY FEELING. Showtime is Friday, June 18th at 8pm. If you live near or around the area we would love to see you. RSVP on Facebook.
Spencer Cooke, Effort Inc
This film was composed over the course of the Spring of 2009 and edited shortly thereafter. Featured rivers include Wilson Creek, Watauga Gorge, Nolichucky Gorge, French Broad Ledges and Section 9, Lower Rocky Broad, Raven Fork & Green Narrows. Most of the footage was shot to show the beauty of run-of-the-mill rapids and the extraordinary kayakers paddling the rapids.
What does kayaking mean to different individuals, from the untrained beginner, to the seasoned professional? A collective of kayaking filmmakers entitled Rapid Transit, all of whom share a common goal of telling fun, exciting and engaging stories through the lens of a camera, attempt to give an answer, or perhaps just a perspective regarding this query. Along the way viewers will plunge into North Carolina’s deepest and most remote gorge, the Linville. Onlookers will meet the kayakers who first attempted the Linville Gorge descent in the 1970s, and see the reality of paddling this river over 30 years later.
After the Deadman in the Darkroom gig at the 2008 Gauley Fest, I was approached, by an old friend of mine, to help in producing a short film. The goal of this project was to aid in acquiring funds to purchase a two mile stretch banking the Lower Chauga in the upstate of South Carolina. These two miles are located within the runout of the often paddled class IV Chauga section. This acquisition would connect to the present Chau Ram Park trail system and give the general public access to a greater portion of this wilderness. Due to the recession in America’s economy the State of South Carolina cut all funding from the Preservation Department and the project never got off the ground.