EverRestless, the first feature documentary made by Romanians at the Arctic Circle
The shootings for the first feature documentary film made in extreme weather conditions at the North Pole by a team of Romanians will start on February 27 and will last until March 9.
everRestless aims to catch a glimpse of the most intense moments experienced by runner Vlad Crisan Pop during the toughest ultra-marathon in the world, the 6633 Arctic Ultra. Vlad is joining this adventure to secure the funds this year for 100 educational scholarships worth RON 600,000 for children with cancer in the MagiCAMP family.
The departure will be from Eagle Point (Yukon) and will end in Tuktoyaktuk, also in Canada’s northwestern territory.
The marathon is dubbed as the toughest ultra-marathon in the world. The 2020 edition is the 12th and covers for 350 miles, meaning 620km. Last year in March Vlad won the 120-mile race, the short version of the “6633 Arctic Ultra” ultra-marathon of the North Polar Circle.
The route is tough for it crosses the Arctic Circle and comprises 4,000 difference in level. Moreover, each contender is on his own, he has to pull a sledge by himself and has to put himself through the marathon. The organizers only help runners by providing them hot water. Risks are everywhere around the corner, the runners can have severe hallucinations, frostbites, the snowstorms can overthrow their sledges and they can even go blind due to the light reflected in the snow.
Vlad will be accompanied in the adventure this year by director Sorin Florea, photographer Adi Bulboacă and Tudor Petre, sound designer.
The experience lived by Vlad in 2019 has inspired the script for this documentary, which will be mainly a trip in the mind of the person who is joining a race to overcome his own condition, a trip about the power to resist your own mind when the reality becomes deformed.
Anyone who wants to endorse this project can donate at: https://www.sprijina.ro/cauze/everrestless2 or at https://www.patreon.com/everrestless or directly in the bank account RO70BTRLRONCRT0467890701 opened by Sorin Florea.