Sunshine Superman: A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular – and dangerous – feats. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian ‘Troll Wall’ mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Told through a stunning mix of Carl’s 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.
Executive Producers: Josh Braun, Dan Braun, Alex Gibney, Marah Strauch, Eric Bruggemann
Director, Producer, Writer: Marah Strauch
Companies: Submarine, Scissor Kick Films, Flimmer Films, Universal Pictures International, CNN, Magnolia Pictures
"GRADE A - EXHILARATING. A THRILL RIDE. One of the best docs of the year. Reminiscent of Man on Wire and Senna."
- John Anderson, Indiewire