A documentary featuring the full story of the kitesurfer who jumped Brighton pier is now available to watch on youtube!
Summary: The Man that touched the sky is an in depth look at the pioneering kite jumping extraordinaire Lewis Crathern preparing for the biggest jump of his life over Brighton Pier, an exclusive look behind the scenes into Lewis’ life, showing never seen before footage with him preparing for his infamous jump months before it happened. The documentary touches on the emotions, physical strength training, precision weather monitoring and pure skill to achieve such a dramatic result. Lewis’ pier jumping achievement created a frenzy of media reaching beyond the realms of Brighton to be a phenomenon of global explosion. It also explores why Lewis is searching for new challenges outside the competition circuit and how he uses kitesurfing and wind energy as a tool to teach others whilst increasing eco awareness.
Directed by – Jonathan Brooks
Written by – Jonathan Brooks & Lewis Crathern
Production Company – United Magic Film Studios
Music by – Guy Andrews
Additional footage by – Fat Sand Productions, Rou Chater, Alex Webb, Mark Davenport
Premiered at Dome Cinema, Worthing
Screened at the 2011 “Brighton Film Festival”
“I am stoked to be involved in a film which will really help the public understand what kitesurfing is about. Jonathan (director) has managed to capture my personality and my beliefs all in one short film” Lewis Crathern
“It’s been a great experience working with Lewis on the film, we had a lot of fun writing and shooting it. It’s a good stepping stone for future project’s together!” Jonathan Brooks
“The film is a great success, really happy to have my music used in such an insightful and compelling production” Guy Andrews
“We are very proud to be supporting Lewis and Jonathan and to be involved with this amazing, raw behind the scenes film documentary. Lewis and Jonathan both have an incredible amount of talent, dedication and drive to share with the world this superb and awe-inspiring leap of faith, global media frenzy and what the true meaning is behind the pioneering kitesurfing jump over Brighton Pier, UK.” Breathe Unity Team
Lewis’ official athlete profile page with all of his latest news!
Download the official film soundtrack by Brighton based producer Guy Andrews on Bandcamp http://themanthattouchedthesky.bandcamp.com/
Follow the film on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/TheManThatTouchedTheSky