Young Austrian mountaineer David Lama is well known for his climbing skills, but feels like he is losing the pure joy of climbing he used to have when he was a kid. To rekindle his passion, he starts off in an adventure with friends, and discovers a new joy – surfing. It is the last film featuring Lama, who sadly passed away last June. (Billy CHOI)
He has made four documentaries, and countless award-winning commercials for 13 years. Persiel’s trademarks are his close bonds with his protagonists and his very own, off-key aesthetics. His debut Film This Ain’t California has won a host of international awards.