Rush Sturges grew up on the banks of the Salmon River in California where he established his love and understanding of a river’s turbulent waters. The passion led him to a competitive kayaking career, and as his skills on the river evolved, so did his filmmaking career. Under his production company River Roots, he’s produced and directed numerous kayaking films including GoPro: Return to the Ditch Tandem (Mountainfilm 2017). One of his most recent works features Nouria Newman, a French slalom kayaker who’s been called the “best in the world” by her worthy peers. In Nouria Newman Kayaks Norway (Mountainfilm 2020) we see footage of Newman running rivers around Voss, Norway.