Sender Films is a leading producer of climbing/mountaineering and outdoor adventure films. We balance action with storytelling, passion with humor, and spectacular footage with compelling characters to create critically acclaimed films and TV programs. With each new production, we aim to inspire, enlighten and entertain.
Peter Mortimer is the founder of Sender Films, which he started as a do-it-yourself rock climbing video production project in 1999. Peter was joined at Sender by his college friend Nick Rosen in 2004, and over the last decade, the two have enlisted an amazing team to help grow Sender into a leading global adventure film company that produces acclaimed feature-length documentaries, cutting-edge television series and a variety of commercials.
In 2006, Sender joined forces with Big UP Productions to found the REEL ROCK Film Tour, which has become one of the biggest climbing and adventure film tours in the world, with over 400 shows globally, and a brand new REEL ROCK TV Series.
Sender's productions have won numerous film festival awards and a Sports Emmy. Highlights of Sender's recent work include their collaborations with free soloist Alex Honnold, including the multi-award winning documentary Honnold 3.0, an emmy-nominated episode of Sender's First Ascent TV Series, a 60 Minutes special and a popular Citibank ad.
Peter received his BA from Colorado College, and his MFA from USC Film School. Peter, along with Joss Corkin, are proud parents to their daughter Pia, their son Xavier and their intrepid dog Macho.
Nick Rosen is a partner, writer, and producer at Sender Films. He is co-creator of the Emmy-nominated National Geographic Television Series, 'First Ascent,' and co-director of the award-winning film, 'The Sharp End'.
Nick began working as a writer/producer/director with Sender Films in 2005, and since then has created feature films and TV programs for NBC, The Weather Channel, National Geographic Channels International and The New York Times Online.
Over the years, his writing work has covered a broad range of subjects; economic policy, civil war, yoga, professional wrestling, and the Esoterica of Welsh Corgis. Nick received his BA in political science from Colorado College, and his masters at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.
Nick has also developed a career as on-screen talent, starring in the yoga documentary, 'Enlighten Up!' (2008), and providing the voice-overs for The Sharp End and the First Ascent series. Nick is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He is an avid climber and outdoor enthusiast.
Jaime is the director of the REEL ROCK Film Tour. She hails from Baltimore, MD where she completed a dual BA in French and Communication.She began climbing while working on her undergraduate degree and focused on film during her studies, so REEL ROCK suits her perfectly!
Jaime moved to Boulder, CO in 2007 to work on a Masters degree in Communication and to live in the mountains. She started her own chalk bag business, Crimp Chimps, in 2010 after receiving her graduate degree. Jaime is now happily settled in Boulder where she enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. She also loves pugs, poetry, dance, cooking, hot air balloons, music, and hummingbirds.
Zac Barr was featured in Pete's first climbing film, Scary Faces, and now joins the team as a producer, having previously spent nine years working in public media. He started out in documentary radio in NYC, managed the tour for the Peabody Award-winning NPR oral-history project StoryCorps, and then spent six years at Colorado Public Radio as a news producer and reporter. He is the co-author of Never Coming Home, which profiled the families of soldiers killed in the early years of the Iraq War. He holds a degree in history from Lewis and Clark College and a certificate in documentary radio from Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Maine. Zac lives in Boulder with his wife and two sons, and is super psyched to be back in the climbing world.
Greg is originally from Southern Colorado and graduated from CU's Leeds School of Business in the spring of 2012. He previously held an internship at a local newspaper and has worked in sales in the software industry. In his off-hours, Greg is often found biking, writing songs and performing with his band Whiskey Autumn, and hiking Boulder's beautiful trails. In the summer of 2013, he began working as the Office Manager at Sender Films.
Aubry moved to Boulder from Boise, Idaho to intern with Sender in the spring of 2014 and now joins the team as a post-production assistant. She is a recent graduate of Boise State University with a degree in Media Production and previously worked as the Director of Video Production for Boise State Student Media. Her passion for filmmaking started with an apprenticeship in video production at Spy Hop Productions in Salt Lake City. There she filmed her first documentary in 2008 and has since produced a variety of commercial projects, educational films, news webisodes, artsy narrative films, and not so artsy narrative films.
Aubry is a former competitive women's flat track roller derby skater and recently took up rock climbing to fit in with the cool kids at Sender. When she isn't pretending to be athletic, she takes in as much live music and theater as possible and freelances as a videographer.
Sarah joined the Sender Films team in July 2013 as the booking manager for the REEL ROCK film tour. A Baltimore, Maryland native, Sarah graduated in May 2010 from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Journalism and Photography. After Chicago, she spent time working as a development intern for Blue Water Baltimore, which instilled in her a commitment to protecting the environment and outdoor recreational areas. When she is not booking REEL ROCK shows around the globe, she spends her time hiking, biking, and reading voraciously.
Justin spent his childhood climbing everything he could find, which in Mississippi, was mostly just trees. When he moved to California to work as a structural engineer for a leading aeronautical firm, he picked up rock climbing as his hobby of choice and quickly developed a passion for the sport. After 5 years, he left the security of his desk job to travel the US, climbing, camping, and capturing it all on film. He now spends his winters ski instructing and his summers climbing in beautiful Colorado.
Jocelyn Corkin is a producer who lives in Boulder, Colorado.
She is the founding director of the REEL ROCK Film Tour, overseeing its growth from a small operation to the biggest climbing film tour in the world with over 150 events in 2010.
Jocelyn is a graduate of the film program at the University of Colorado, and is also a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor. She and Pete proudly welcome their daughter Pia and their son Xavier into the world.
Rob Frost (aka Frosty) grew up in New England, and has carved out a reputation for his ability to film in some of the world's most uninhabitable locations such as Alaska's Mount Saint Elias, the north face of Thalay Sagar in the Himalaya, and recently the famous 1,000 mile dogsled race, the Iditarod in Alaska. He has worked with some of the world's most gifted skiers and climbers and has been an associate producer for the Resort Sports Network's program "Reel Thrills". He has filmed / produced content for Nat Geo TV, American Adventure Productions, NBC Sports, ESPN2, Discovery Channel, and RedBull Productions. Rob has also been on the International Jury Committee for the Banff International Mountain Film Festival. Now teamed up with Sender Films, Frosty has been working on numerous projects ranging from filming climbing in Tasmania, Yosemite, and the high Sierras, to a bunch of commercial work for Clif Bar. He moved to Boulder at the beginning of 2010 and has never been busier since joining his old Colorado College buddies, Pete and Nick. Frosty works with Sender as a cinematographer, director and editor.
Barry Thompson is Founder of Barndance Inc., a creative motion design studio based out of Minnesota. Barndance produces compelling visual designs for high definition videos, independent films, documentaries, and entertainment.
Barry has been working with Sender Films to produce the main title sequences, trailers, and composites for Between Light and Shadow (2002), First Ascent (2006), King Lines (2007), The Sharp End (2008) and First Ascent:The Series (2010).
If Barry is not in the studio working, you can catch up to him and his family hiking or cross-country skiing in the Minnesotta outback. You can't miss him, he's the sweaty dad carrying the baby backpack desperately trying to keep up with his wife Melissa.
Wade Johnson, a star producer, director, editor and cameraman at Sender Films, was lost to an avalanche on Mt Edgar in China in May, 2009, along with friends Micah Dash and Jonny Copp. At the time, Wade was filming Jonny and Micah's adventures in China for our Nat Geo series First Ascent. After three weeks of waiting through bad weather at base camp, the team was hiking up a gulley near camp when they were hit by an avalanche that came from thousands of feet above their heads, and all were killed instantly.
Wade was a graduate of Carlton College in Minnesota, where he excelled in chemistry. He was primed for an illustrious career in the sciences, having been offered scholarships to the finest grad school programs in the country. Encouraged by his mother Susan, he deferred for one year to pursue his climbing and filming passions as an intern at Sender. Recognizing his prowess, we turned his internship into a full-time job after one week, and convinced him to defer for a second year. His trip to China was his to be his swan song at Sender before returning to grad school.
Wade's relationship with his long-time beloved Erin Addison was an inspiration to us all at Sender. His tireless work-effort and his cool under pressure lead us through heavy work periods, and his sense of humor and friendship made him a part of our family. We remain forever inspired by Wade, and think of him when we need that extra encouragement to make our work as good as it can possibly be.