Benedictus - The Movie
Film Trailer: 2:58

Alpinist Film Festival
– Runner-Up 2007
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – Official Selection 2007

As Tom Callaghan puts it, "there is one opportunity for someone to have a grand adventure" on a particular section of rock. Benedictus is the story of Tom's grand adventure on the 'Big Wall' section of Cannon Cliff in New Hampshire. Using an old aid climbing route as a starting point, Tom's goal is to forge a new free climb to the top of the cliff. This turns out to take seven years, but a sense of humor helps keep things in perspective as partners drop out, injuries crop up, weather won't cooperate and bad luck just happens.

Full-length Version: 58 minutes
Festival Cut: 27 minutes

Written and Directed by Jennifer Tennican & William Clack
Producer:  Jennifer Tennican
Editor:  William Clack
Director of Photography:  Matt Thurber
Graphic Designer:  Mark Hartshorn

Cast: Interviews

Tom Callaghan, Mark Bowen, Haydie Callaghan, Steve Callaghan,
Chris Dube, Paul Nager, Tom Nonis, Andy Tuthill, Ed Webster and
Fred Wiggins

Cast: Climbers

Tom Callaghan, Alan Cattabriga, Chris Dube, Ted Hammond, Jim Lawyer,
Doug Madara and Will Mayo

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