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Death Zone Freeride: 8125 m with no oxygen

INTELLECT advised Russian professional mountaineer and drafted agreements for his project - documentary film about extreme mountain climbing

INTELLECT provided legal support of documentary film about extreme ski descend from killer mountain Nanga Parbat (8125 meters).

INTELLECT advised Russian professional mountaineer Vitaly Lazo and drafted agreements for his personal project "Death Zone Freeride" which involves shooting a documentary on extreme mountain climbing during his ascent.

Significantly, no supplemental oxygen was used during the ascent, while the descent was on skis down the slopes where no one skied before. The script of the full-length documentary was shown at an international film festival in Italy and, subsequently, in Russia.

The film is about a unique expedition of two Russians and one Italian who climbed to the top of the treacherous Nanga Parbat (8125 meters) with no oxygen to descend from its top on skis.
Documentary film about extreme ski descend from killer mountain.

 

Nanga Parbat is one of the top three most dangerous for climbing eight-thousanders. The mortality rate of this peak is almost 23%. From among climbers who dared to challenge it, each fifth climber lost his life. The legendary Reinhold Messner lost his younger brother here — he is going to talk about his attitude to this mountain in the film.

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Our comment:

The significance of the engagement

It was determined by the international level of the project involving participants from three countries and anticipated show of the documentary at international film festivals.

Lazo retained INTELLECT to draft agreements with each Russian and international participant in the project: team members, sponsors, script writers, film director, cameramen, song authors, composers, musicians, cutters, editors, etc.

INTELLECT's team has drafted a set of copyright agreements accommodating the specifics of each participant's role, defining sponsor credits in the film, and licensing or assigning the film authors' copyrights to the client.

The significance of the engagement is determined by the international level of the project involving participants from three countries and anticipated show of the documentary at international film festivals. This part of the engagement required consents of the German and Italian participants to using their likenesses and recorded interviews in the film.

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