B.A.S.E. jumping and proximity flying has exploded in the last 10 years with the growing popularity of YouTube, and other video sharing websites, on which participants continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, attempting to become true pioneers of the sport.
B.A.S.E. jumping however, is not a new sport, it has been around for decades and has successfully achieved iconic status as a result of its appearances in major motion pictures including Batman Begins. BASE maintains this tradition of ground-breaking cinema as the first full-length feature film to explore the world of B.A.S.E. and fuse it with narrative fiction.
Launching from iconic exit points around the globe, including a duel-flyby of the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio, the film showcases some of the most breathtaking views from around the world featuring GoPro footage from the world’s best wingsuit flyers. The film explores all corners of the globe, from Brazil to Switzerland, showing a slice of life in the adrenaline-fuelled world of B.A.S.E. jumping. There’s nothing much like it, a sport with exuberance, thrills and real and obvious danger.
Directed by Richard Parry (Shooting Robert King, A Night in the Woods), BASE stars world-class wingsuit pilot and YouTube sensation Alexander Polli, alongside rising French actress Julie Dray.
Production was completed shortly before Alex’s tragic real-life death and BASE blurs the lines between fact and fiction to present a portrait of a B.A.S.E. jumper and proximity flyer, a man who films the pieces of his life then edits them back together, desperate to make sense of it all. Principal characters are played by pro-B.A.S.E. athletes in a movie in which all the jumps are real. There are no stuntmen and no margins for error.