Friday Flick: ILLUMINATE

“If I was going through all of this for the shot, I knew it had to be right” – Josh McGarel

ILLUMINATE is a short documentary film by Ian Coll and Josh McGarel that came to life through casual conversations early on in their friendship. It documents the pursuit to capture a never before shot image of climbers creating a light trail up the infamous Stawamus Chief at night in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. It dives into the creative process of creating a complex, and potentially impossible, image and showcases the power of overcoming obstacles in the pursuit of a low percentage photograph.

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