Matt Blank travels the world base jumping and exploring what makes this human experience unique for everyone.
Matt Blank grew up in Southern California skateboarding by day and racing BMX by night. Most mornings he spent at the beach surfing or bodyboarding before school, always with an eye on the weather in case he needed to skip out early to hit the coast.
After high school he worked own way through the University of California Irvine as a rock climbing instructor and while he was finishing his degree in psychology and social behavior with a minor in film he worked technical rope and cave search and rescue for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.
After college his attentions shifted to snowboarding, skydiving and B.A.S.E jumping. He instructed freestyle and all mountain snowboarding for Vail Corp. and still instruct skydiving from time to time at Perris Valley Skydiving Center. In the more recent years he jumped from one extreme community to the next pursuing his ultimate goal of collaborating with other like minded extreme athletes to create projects that can only be characterized as “mind grenades” . But what is past is prologue and therefore he’s always ready for the next adventure.
Starring: Matt Blank, Chris Carnahan, Cam Tracey, Lawrence Jones, Maria Steinmayr, Brian Mosbaugh.
Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia,
Tonsai – Thailand,
Moab – Utah.
A BASE Jumping and Wingsuit Flying documentary directed and produced by Siesta Films and Ellioth & Winther Film.
Three of the world’s most renowned BASE jumpers, Jokke Sommer, Espen Fadnes and Ludovic Woerth embark on an adventure around the world seeking out unique and challenging places to wingsuit proximity flying and BASE jumping. This exceptional journey takes Jokke, Espen and Ludo to Rio De Janeiro, Chamonix, Reunion Island, the Tianmen Mountains in China, Bangkok, before their planned final jump in Dubai.
All three athletes speak candidly about the moralities of the sport they risk their lives for and the emotions and rewards that push them to pioneer this sport.
BASE girl, BASE jumping in Thailand. Humidity at the max, bugs the size of my head and dreamy beaches. With a gnarly approach and a spectacular view the jumps were nothing less than fantastic. The trip made for an awesome 3 part series and memories for a life time! So grateful for the people who were a part of it with me and helped make the experience that much better! Thailand BASE jumps rock!! ~ Music By Blackmill “Spirit Of Life”
BASE jumping… it’s all about the journey, not the destination.
And the journey so far has been amazing.
On My Way: Jumping the Heavenly Pit in China, aerials in Thailand, wingsuit flight in the Dolomites & Switzerland…
“BASE jumping is a beautiful sport. It’s a respectful sport; we are respectful of each other and the environment in which we fly. It’s technical and often downright geeky.
And it’s taken me around the world, meeting some of the most inspirational, motivated, brilliant & humble people on the planet.”