Chasing Niagara, the directorial debut of whitewater kayaker Rush Sturges, has been treated with its first trailer. The film documents daredevil Rafa Ortiz as he attempts to kayak Niagara Falls. To do so, he has to assemble a collection of big waterfall kayaking cohorts who are willing to risk it all in the thundering waters.
The trailer feature breathtaking, slow-motion wide shots of kayakers descending massive waterfalls combined with GoPro footage of their drops. It also hints at aspects of danger and espionage in their journey as the team has to carefully plan their illegal feat. “We have to plan it like a diamond heist,” one of them states. Despite these aspects, the trailer suggests that beyond these thrills there lies a connection between man and nature that is at the heart of the film.
Check out the heart-pumping and inspiring trailer, along with a poster, below.
CHASING NIAGARA follows Rafa Ortiz, a celebrated pioneer of big waterfall kayaking, as he pushes himself to the limit and redefines his sport by daring to dream the impossible – successfully descending Niagara Falls. To prepare for this highly dangerous drop, Ortiz enlists a team of fellow professional kayakers, including Rush Sturges, Evan Garcia, and Tyler Bradt, to help him train and document the process. As they take on lightning fast rapids and massive waterfalls in exotic locales, they soon find that what started as one man’s epic quest, evolves into an intense three‐year journey of self-discovery and friendship that forces them to redefine their own definitions of bravery, purpose, and ambition.
Chasing Niagra is set for U.S. release this July in theaters and on demand.