Prevail

Year
2014
Country
USA
Duration:
6 mins

Overview

In his youth, Sean O’Neill suffered an injury that left him paralyzed. However confined the accident rendered his body, he retained a vigorous spirit that pushes him to fight against self-pity and surrender. This past winter, that spirit lured O’Neill to attempt a daunting achievement: an ice ascent of Bridal Veil Falls, right here in Telluride and considered by many to be the most difficult waterfall ice climb in North America. Directed by O’Neill’s brother — Timmy O’Neill, one of the world’s premiere climbers and a perennial Mountainfilm guest — Prevail is beautifully shot and touchingly told.

Production Team

Director
Timmy O’Neill

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2014 Mountainfilm Festival.