Interview With Josh & Brett Lowell

Cool interview on the American Alpine Club’s blog with Josh and Brett Lowell, the brothers behind Big Up Productions:

When they aren’t shooting at exotic crags all over the world, they’re at home with their families, bouldering at the Shawangunks, and editing in a two-story cottage surrounded by quiet woods, just across the lawn from Josh’s residence in Pound Ridge, New York.

It could just be that they came to prominence during the formative years of my climbing career, but there’s something about Big Up’s early work that sticks with me in a way that movies released in the past few years don’t.  Just seeing the trailer for Rampage brings back a lot of memories…and makes me want to squeeze juice out of the rock go climbing bad.

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7 Responses to Interview With Josh & Brett Lowell

  1. kyote January 15, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Agreed. It was almost better to have fewer, higher quality films to anticipate than the loads of B level footage with a dubstep soundtrack you get now. These guys know how to shoot and edit. There is a reason people spend time and money going to film school.

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  2. matt January 15, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    so many boulders on private property up there. god i love West Chester.

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  3. CC January 16, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    but why have they not released Free Hueco as a free download yet?!? It’s my favorite older climbing movie.

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    • Narc January 16, 2013 at 7:12 am #

      Free is pushing it, but it would be fun to be able to get it. Although the $20 they are charging for downloads of other old movies is a bit steep considering their age and length.

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      • CC January 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

        The only reason I am dissappointed is because they advertised it on the Big Up site for a long time as “coming soon as a free download.” And I love that movie.

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  4. matt January 16, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    I WANT TO SEE THE BIG UP MOVIE AGAIN. ALL OF IVAN’S DUCHEBAGGARY MAKES ME WANT TO GO CHIP SOMETHING

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  5. bjms January 17, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    given my age and length, $20 is a steal.

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