The Running Movie: The High – NYC Marathon Special Event

UPDATE:  You can now purchase two great running movies, The HIGH (documentary) & Ultra High: Running at 18,000 Feet for as low as $2.99!

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A behind-the-scenes look into the making of the documentary, The HIGH (documentary) & Ultra High: Running at 18,000 Feet.

Filmmaker Barry Walton takes you on his journey that took over 5 years and two trips to the Himalaya’s of India to make happen. From the struggles of high altitude sickness to those of piecing these stories together. The ‘Making of’ gives you a rare look into what it takes to run this extreme race and the challenges of filming it.

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If You’re Runner, Athlete or Film Enthusiast In The Tri-State Area You Don’t Want To Miss This

New York, NY (Oct 7, 2015) A RUNNERS HIGH FILM MARATHON will screen in Manhattan one week before the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon on Saturday, October 24 at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theater.  The evening’s program will include three running themed-films with powerful messages to inspire and entertain runners, athletes and film enthusiast alike.

As previously announced, the evening will be anchored by the New York premiere of Barry Walton’s THE HIGH: MAKING THE TOUGHEST RACE ON EARTH, the remarkable true-story of a high-stakes Himalayan ultra-race over the two highest motorable passes in the world.

“I’m pumped to have this chance to premiere my film in New York the week leading into the best marathon on the planet,” said Walton.  “It’s beyond thrilling.”

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Walton and two of the film’s subjects, India race director Dr. Rajat Chauhan and ultra-athlete Molly Sheridan.

Kicking off the night will be THE RUNNERS, a unique and intimate narrative of catching runners on the move.  Pounding the tarmac through the seasons, a band of runners are brazenly challenged with intimate questions as they pace their routes. Liberated from responsibilities, their guards drop dramatically, releasing funny and brutally frank confessions, and weaving a powerful narrative behind the anonymous masses.  Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley’s short has been recognized across the country at various film festivals.

A RUNNERS FILM MARATHON is an evening out for runners, athletes and film lovers in the New York area, you don’t want to miss out!


Saturday, October 24, 2015

SVA Theatre: 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

Doors open at 8:00.  Show kicks off at 8:30 (with an intermission at 9:05 and the A&Q at 10:00).

Students and marathoners get in for $12

You can purchase tickets online

RSVP via Facebook


Selected Finalist Best Feature – Trail Running Film Festival (2015)

MY Review…


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So honored to have been chosen by Filmmaker/Director Barry Walton to preview his new work, The High – “a film following a group of extreme runners brought together by an adventure-obsessed race director mutually volunteer in a running experiment over the two highest passes in the world.”

“Hanging in the balance of finish-line-obsession. One question remains to be answered, will there be a finisher or will this race finish them all? In the answer rests the reason that it’s called the toughest race on earth.”


The story behind the running movie The High is centered around a group runners, of whom I was not familiar with. The race is over terrain I could not wrap my head around and hosted in a country and part of the world I knew very little about. Yet from the first moment I pushed the play button I was captivated.

Filmmaker Barry Walton splices together the events behind the birth of a race many said was impossible. In telling the story he captures all the challenges of hosting an ultra marathon in a very remote section of the earth. He also portrays the difficulty of convincing a talented field of ultra runners to run an event that not only scales one 18,000 ft peak but two of them. Many feared the race was dangerous, many wondered if it could even be run. The High tells that story.

Not only did the movie “The High” tell a wonderful running story, but it also made me believe in the runners who took on this extreme challenge. Before I knew it I was pulling for them and the crews who took on this unbelievable race. I cheered for them, I was saddened for them and I celebrated each little victory along the way. As a runner it was easy for me to enjoy this movie, the real testament to the quality of this production was that my wife was also engaged in the movie as I watched it.

If you want to learn about this great race, if you’re curious about what kind of runner takes on the extreme. If you’re wondering about the limits of the human spirit is…the running movie The High is for you!

You can check out the trailer.

DVD Sales of this epic adventure are available on his web site

If your in the Michagan area and would like to attend the screening on July 30th check out this link for ticket information. 

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