Speak to me Softly | 2019


This short film takes an honest and intimate look at the headspace of climber Jenny Abegg as she ascends Moonlight Buttress while fighting self-criticism and doubt.


Director's Statement

I remember riding in the shuttle bus with Jenny in Zion National Park. She turned to me and began telling me how she wanted to explore her relationship to fear in climbing through writing and film. As she spoke I could see this film behind my eyes, it was as if she was making it right there in that bus with every word she spoke. Once we got this project off the ground, the film began to lead the way. As we filmed, we unpacked that relationship to fear that Jenny had spoken about. The point wasn't so much to understand fear as much as it was to better understand how Jenny, and many of us, communicate with fear in moments of intensity. Making art in wild spaces, especially about the human experience, is one of my favorite things to do! Through this film I had the opportunity to understand myself even more.