Jennifer Peedom Writer, Director & Producer
Richard Tognetti Musical Director & Composer
Renan Ozturk Principal Cinematography
Robert Macfarlane Narration Scriptwriter
Willem Dafoe Narrator
Christian Gazal & Scott Gray ASE Editors
David White Sound Designer
Robert Mackenzie Sound Mix
Jo-anne McGowan Producer
Joseph Nizeti Music Editor & Music Supervisor
Paul Wiegard, David Gross, Stephen Boyle, Martyn Myer AO Executive Producers
Richard Tognetti Artistic Director & Lead Violin
Tamara-Anna Cislowska Piano
Satu Vänskä Violin & Voice
Ike See Violin
Liisa Pallandi Violin
Julian Thompson Cello
Nigel Jamieson Staging Director
Damien Cooper Lighting Design
The DVD release of Mountain - our epic cinematic and musical collaboration with BAFTA-nominated Sherpa director, Jennifer Peedom, narrated by two-time Academy Award® nominated actor Willem Dafoe.
Shot by the world’s leading high altitude cinematographers, with narration written by celebrated British writer, Robert Macfarlane, this film explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains.
Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty. An upper world to be shunned, not sought out. How then have mountains now come to hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives?
Throughout production, Richard Tognetti worked with Jennifer Peedom to assemble
a stunning soundscape to mirror the serenity, magnitude and terror of the landscapes
filmed, with works by Chopin, Grieg, Vivaldi, Beethoven and new works by Richard himself.
Mountain is a unique musical journey through vistas that few have visited and none have seen in quite this way.
The DVD of Mountain is released through Madman Entertainment.