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What if the very thing that fuels you could also be your downfall? Humans have long dreamed of the freedom of flight. In the heart-stopping documentary FLY, from National Geographic Documentary Films, directors Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau (“Shaun White: The Last Run,” “Immigration Nation,” the Emmy® Award-winning “Trophy”) immerse viewers in the exhilarating yet perilous world of BASE jumping. At the heart of the film are three couples: Jimmy and Marta, pioneering figures affectionately known as the “Mom and Pop” of BASE jumping; the fearless wingsuit pilot Scotty and his newfound love, Julia; and the resilient duo Amber and Espen, whose bond is tested by triumph and tragedy. Through breathtaking aerial footage, vérité scenes and intimate interviews, the film explores the complex balance between passion and sacrifice. A poignant love story that celebrates the spirit of those who dare to defy gravity, capturing the essence of what it truly means to live on the edge.

The Filmmakers

Shaul Schwarz Director & Producer

Shaul Schwarz is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His debut film, "Narco Cultura", premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. He co-directed the Emmy-winning film, "Trophy" & co-directed the Netflix Original series, "Immigration Nation" that won an Independent Spirit Award and Peabody Award. Shaul is the co-founder of Reel Peak films.

Christina Clusiau Director & Producer

Christina Clusiau is an award-winning filmmaker. She co-founded the production company Reel Peak Films. Christina co-directed the Emmy-winning documentary "Trophy", which premiered at Sundance in 2017. She co-directed the Netflix Original Docuseries, "Immigration Nation" which won an Independent Spirit Award and a Peabody Award.

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FLY is an exhilarating adventure that will have you at the edge of your seat. A story of love, death, family, emotion and adventure.”

-Yahoo! News

 Joyfully rebellious, FLY often thrills viewers via helmet-mounted cameras and proximity flights [and] offers a cinematic experience worth seeing on the largest screen possible. It takes an unusual sport, one that few are willing to try, and makes it accessible to the masses while remaining pragmatic about the risks.”

-Laughing Place

A tremendous documentary about BASE jumpers and wingsuit divers. The entire dance of life, death, joy, and despair is captured in this incredible documentary about people who are all too aware of the fact that their favorite activity in the world can (and probably will) kill them.”

-The Chive