CLIMB is a short documentary produced as part of our San Diego Film & Media Studio program that highlights the challenges and successes of an adaptive rock climbing team. It premiered at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in April 2022 and was well-received.
“Climb demonstrates what it means to see no barriers to what the human body can do. Instead of focusing on deficits, its stories focus on strength, community, and our individuality. They are what gives us power and courage.”
Tara Mason, DisABILITY Film Festival co-director
Tara Mason, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Inclusive Education
Western Colorado University
“Climb” Screenings & Awards
We are thrilled to announce that our Film & Media team’s short film, “Climb,” has been accepted by six film festivals and won three awards!
Take a look at the film festivals that have screened “Climb,” along with their awards below:
DisABILITY Film Festival
Winner Best Social Justice & Inclusion Film 2022
Accolade Global Film Festival
Award of Merit – Disabilities Category 2021
Award Winner – 2022
San Diego Movie Awards
Honorable Mention 2022
San Diego International ShortsFest
Official Selection 2022
San Diego Art Film Fest
We’re proud of our Film & Media team for all the hard work they put into this film and for sharing it with our community.
Starring: Tatiana Crenshaw, Norah Schwartz, Jack Franklin, Tanner Cislaw, Jillian Yatsko
Co-Produced by Julianne Vallera
Cinematography: Enrique Martinez
Camera Operators: Matthew Millwood, Mariano Carrasquillo, Nathan Binger
Sound Mixer: Jeremy Zuckor
Assistant Editors: Jordan DeVries, Marissa Garcia, Tyler Wilson, Kira Maese, Josh Bell, Jeremiah Wilson
Production Supervisors: Mario Genel, Alex Lalangan
Post Production: Daryl Hall, Matt Carlin
Graphic Design: Alexandria Carson
Synopsis: A Day in the life of the adaptive team, which consists of four rock climbers with disabilities at the Mesa Rim Climbing Center. The film depicts the rock climbers’ struggles and success, and how rock climbing improved their quality of life.