Dogwoof Announces The UK And Irish Release Date Of Renan Ozturk And Freddie Wilkinson THE SANCTITY OF SPACE
Dogwoof are delighted to announce that THE SANCTITY OF SPACE, directed by Renan Ozturk & Freddie Wilkinson, will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 4 March. Alongside awe-inspiring photography of the Alaskan mountain ranges, the film tracks the work of famed nature photographer and explorer Brad Washburn whilst documenting the contemporary attempts of the filmmakers to tackle a hitherto unattempted trail inspired by his work.
More than eighty years after Brad Washburn first photographed Denali in Alaska, climbing buddies Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson look at some of Washburn’s images and have this crazy idea: rather than go up, their dream is to go sideways — across the range’s most forbidding peaks, the Moose’s Tooth massif. It’s a decidedly new school way to explore the same landscape Washburn first discovered.
As they pioneer the route over the course of two expeditions, enduring freezing bivies, cut ropes, and rockfall along the way, their desire to be the first to complete the audacious line grows into an obsession.
Renan Ozturk’s work as a filmmaker and climber has been seen by audiences worldwide, most notably with Meru and Sherpa. Alongside his career as a climber and guide, Freddie Wilkinson has written extensively on topics including Himalayan border conflict, climate change, and mountain history,
most prominently for National Geographic Magazine and the Opinion Section of the New York Times.
THE SANCTITY OF SPACE will be in UK and Irish cinemas from 4 March
Dogwoof is a London-based, documentary film company integrating production, sales, and UK theatrical distribution. Dogwoof has so far released 28 Oscar®-nominated documentaries, with four wins and an additional three BAFTA winners; notable titles include Oscar®-winning and BAFTA-winning Free Solo (the UK's highest grossing documentary of 2018), BAFTA-winning The Act of Killing and Blackfish. Recent releases have included 2021 double-Oscar® nominated and BAFTA nominated Collective; double Oscar®-nominated Honeyland, and BAFTA-nominated Apollo 11 (the UK’s highest grossing doc of 2019), The Rescue from the team behind Free Solo. Also in 2021, Dogwoof Sales premiered Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: A New Generation as a special presentation in Cannes, Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song in Telluride and Venice, and Citizen Ashe (a Dogwoof production) also made its world premiere in Telluride. Dogwoof will start 2022 with three films in Sundance, Jono McLeod's My Old School featuring Alan Cumming, Midwives by Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing, and Riotsville, USA from Sierra Pettengill. Dogwoof's TDog production investment fund has five features and two series currently in production; the fund is focused on feature docs, docu-series, and remake rights, gearing up the company towards vertical integration.