Skywalkers: A Love Story

99 mins


Angela Nikolau and Vanya Beerkus watch magical sunrises from the tops of cities. They are what’s known as rooftoppers: part climbers, performance artists, acrobats, influencers and trespassers. They scramble up the skyscrapers and cranes of their native Russia — without a safety harness — and make a living from photos and videos of themselves precariously and illegally perched at the top. In Skywalkers: A Love Story, they decide to take their passion to new heights and scale the 118-story Merdeka Tower in Kuala Lumpur. But the audacious project threatens to come unraveled by squabbles, anxiety and injury. Skywalkers is a peek into the vertiginous world of rooftopping and the journey of a couple learning that their full potential exists on the other side of fear.

Production Team

Jeff Zimbalist
Maria Bukhonina

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.
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