Toronto: BASE Jumping Doc 'Sunshine Superman' Explores New Heights (Exclusive Video)
Adrenaline junkies will feel right at home while watching Sunshine Superman — a feature documentary following the origins of BASE jumping set to premiere during the Toronto Film Festival’s opening night. Here, The Hollywood Reporter debuts a new clip for the film ahead of its world premiere.
The film follows freefall cinematographer and “father of BASE jumping” Carl Boenish as he reinvents what was once considered a recreational activity into a worldwide phenomenon during the 1980s.
Shot through the lens of vintage 16mm film, the clip archives the moments just prior to one BASE jumper’s fall into a pit of lush foliage. A camera strapped onto the jumper’s head gives viewers a bird’s eye point of view of the heart-racing leap.
But the doc isn't only about the death-defying leaps — it's also a love story; At the height of his success, Boenish married Jean Campbell.
Written and directed by Marah Strauch, Sunshine Superman will have its world premiere at the fest on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. Universal Pictures International and Submarine Entertainment are handling sales for the film, which was produced by Eric Bruggemann, Strauch and Lars Loge.
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7 p.m. — Scotiabank Theatre 1
Friday, September 5, 2014, 5 p.m. — Scotiabank Theatre 12
Sunday, September 14, 2014, 9 p.m. — The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept 4 -14.