The Free Man is a breathtaking documentary from Universal Pictures which stars Olympic skier Jossi Wells searching for the meaning behind the thrill-seeking, daredevil group The Flying Frenchies. Partnering with them he finds himself upon an adventure of a lifetime in which Jossi learns what it means to achieve total freedom.
To celebrate the release of The Free Man, we have a worldwide exclusive clip in which performance artists Flying Frenchies explain why they introduced clowning into their stunts. Circus artist Anicet Leone explains that dressing as clowns whilst performing their stunts is about finding humour in the most grave moments, and another step on the Flying Frenchies’ quest to be completely free in body and mind. Check it out here or over on our YouTube channel…
To reach the level of liberty encapsulated by the concept of being truly free is both a physical and mental endeavour that many will risk their life to obtain. Is life worth risking for the feeling of conquering fear and becoming truly free? These are the questions Jossi Wells must ask himself as he meets extreme sports performance artists, The Flying Frenchies, and takes on the challenge of his lifetime thousands of metres above the ground.
Directed by Toa Fraser (Dean Spanley, Giselle), who brings a breathtakingly cinematic sensibility and narrative construction to the world of extreme sports, The Free Man is as beautiful a film as it is a thrilling one. Shot in New Zealand and France, the film offers a rare insight into the story of men who push themselves to the point of no return; men who quite literally stare into the abyss and who embrace the fact that any moment at the top of a peak or on the face of a cliff could be their last.
Produced by Matthew Metcalfe (Beyond The Edge, McLaren) in his fifth collaboration with Toa Fraser, The Free Man is a film that once seen, is impossible to forget.
The Free Man will be available to purchase on the 24th April 2017 and is available to pre-order now on DVD from Amazon UK.