Chasing the distance
A personal look into the lives of ultra-running athletes and husband-and-wife team Rob Krar and Christina Bauer. They share their deep connection to each other and the area of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona. This short film offers a glimpse into their personal struggles with depression and how ultra-running provides an outlet and ultimately life-changing experience. Though intimately connected with the well-being of Grand Canyon National Park and the health of local communities, this area remains at risk from threats such as toxic uranium mining. A national monument designation would permanently protect the region.
Originally produced as part of a campaign for the Sierra Club, Chasing the Distance (2016) has gone on to become an official selection and award winner, including Best Short, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography, in more than a dozen leading film festivals.
Shot in 6K on Red Dragon cameras, this short, four-minute film is a cinematic achievement. From concept to completion, Tandem spearheaded story, production, post production, and finishing, including a rich score and sound design.
Chasing the Distance received extensive coverage in various media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, Outside Magazine, Runner's World, Canadian Running, Triathlete, and many others.