Rise

Wales/ UK

2022

5 min

In a place like Snowdonia, Wales, weather forecasts are often dotted with high chances of thunderstorms, rain and strong winds. In 2017, climber Delyth Owen was diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorder, which manifests in seizures and episodic loss of control of mind and body. Her inner landscape began to mirror the tumultuous skies of her native Wales. For Owen, finding strength and serenity on the sheer rock of a severe landscape becomes much more than an athletic pursuit or a mental exercise, as she realizes that the challenges of life are not an impasse but another wall to be scaled.

Original Language

English/ Welsh

Direction

Chris Thomas

Camera

Lee Thomas

Editing

Chris Thomas

Sound

Richard Standen

Script

Chris Thomas

Producer

Chris Thomas

About the filmmaker.

Christopher Thomas is an award-winning freelance director working in film, commercials and documentaries. Chris’s visual and cinematic storytelling focuses on human emotion, off-beat subcultures, and meteorology and our connections with the forces of nature.

Chris Thomas

chris@clthomas.co.uk