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Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

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Academy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker & World-Renowned Photographer; Directors of "Meru" & "Free Solo"

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Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin are award-winning documentary directors. Working together combines Chai’s knowledge as a prolific filmmaker and Jimmy’s unique experiences working with some of the greatest explorers, adventurers, and athletes in the world as a director, cinematographer and photographer. They have worked together on projects for National Geographic, The North Face, and The New York Times.

Chai and Jimmy co-directed the documentary, Free Solo,which follows climber Alex Honold as he becomes the first person to ever ascend to the top of Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan – without a rope. The film is an inspiring portrait of how Alex achieved one of his lifelong dreams. With beautiful cinematography and inspirational storytelling, Free Solo made its world premiere at the 2018 Telluride Film Festival, won the People’s Choice Documentary award at 2018 Toronto International Film Fest, won the 2019 BAFTA Award for Best Documentary, and is the 2019 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary.

Their Sundance documentary MERU, winner of the Audience Award, became the highest grossing independent documentary film of 2015 and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards. The astounding film chronicles the story of three close friends – those among the world’s best professional climbers – who battle their complicated pasts, inner demons and nature’s harshest elements to conquer the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru.

A prolific filmmaker, Chai has directed several award-winning feature documentaries. Her first film A Normal Life, won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003. Her second film, Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals and won numerous awards including the Special Jury Prize at the Middle East International Film Festival in 2008 and a nomination for the Pare Lorentz Award at the 2009 International Documentary Association Awards. Chai has filmed in Senegal with her visceral documentary Touba that takes the viewer through each step of the annual Mouride pilgrimage, the Grand Magaal in Touba, Senegal, premiered at SXSW 2013 where it won the Special Jury Prize for Best Cinematography. And returning to film in 2012 to document the heated Presidential elections with her film Incorruptible – an unflinching story of Senegalese democracy premiered at the Los Angeles and Sheffield UK Film Festivals.

For Netflix, Chai helmed the story of Ralph Gilles as part of the original documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design. The film takes a look at Gilles’ life and work as head designer for Fiat Chrysler and someone who has created some of the greatest designs of our era.

As a director and cinematographer, Jimmy has shot and directed documentaries, TV, and commercial projects for the Apple, Chase Bank, The North Face, Pirelli, Squarespace, Red Bull and National Geographic. His unique experiences give him an unparalleled sensibility in capturing the authentic in some of the most challenging conditions and locations in the world. Jimmy is able to tackle adventuresome and complex productions worldwide.

Together Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin co-direct commercials and branded projects at Nonfiction Unlimited.

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Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

5 out of 5

Academy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker & World-Renowned Photographer; Directors of "Meru" & "Free Solo"

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Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Biography

Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin are award-winning documentary directors. Working together combines Chai’s knowledge as a prolific filmmaker and Jimmy’s unique experiences working with some of the greatest explorers, adventurers, and athletes in the world as a director, cinematographer and photographer. They have worked together on projects for National Geographic, The North Face, and The New York Times.

Chai and Jimmy co-directed the documentary, Free Solo,which follows climber Alex Honold as he becomes the first person to ever ascend to the top of Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan – without a rope. The film is an inspiring portrait of how Alex achieved one of his lifelong dreams. With beautiful cinematography and inspirational storytelling, Free Solo made its world premiere at the 2018 Telluride Film Festival, won the People’s Choice Documentary award at 2018 Toronto International Film Fest, won the 2019 BAFTA Award for Best Documentary, and is the 2019 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary.

Their Sundance documentary MERU, winner of the Audience Award, became the highest grossing independent documentary film of 2015 and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards. The astounding film chronicles the story of three close friends – those among the world’s best professional climbers – who battle their complicated pasts, inner demons and nature’s harshest elements to conquer the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru.

A prolific filmmaker, Chai has directed several award-winning feature documentaries. Her first film A Normal Life, won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003. Her second film, Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals and won numerous awards including the Special Jury Prize at the Middle East International Film Festival in 2008 and a nomination for the Pare Lorentz Award at the 2009 International Documentary Association Awards. Chai has filmed in Senegal with her visceral documentary Touba that takes the viewer through each step of the annual Mouride pilgrimage, the Grand Magaal in Touba, Senegal, premiered at SXSW 2013 where it won the Special Jury Prize for Best Cinematography. And returning to film in 2012 to document the heated Presidential elections with her film Incorruptible – an unflinching story of Senegalese democracy premiered at the Los Angeles and Sheffield UK Film Festivals.

For Netflix, Chai helmed the story of Ralph Gilles as part of the original documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design. The film takes a look at Gilles’ life and work as head designer for Fiat Chrysler and someone who has created some of the greatest designs of our era.

As a director and cinematographer, Jimmy has shot and directed documentaries, TV, and commercial projects for the Apple, Chase Bank, The North Face, Pirelli, Squarespace, Red Bull and National Geographic. His unique experiences give him an unparalleled sensibility in capturing the authentic in some of the most challenging conditions and locations in the world. Jimmy is able to tackle adventuresome and complex productions worldwide.

Together Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin co-direct commercials and branded projects at Nonfiction Unlimited.

Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Videos

  • E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, & Alex Honnold Discuss Their ...
    Sep 21, 2018 ... From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world- renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the...
  • Free Solo - Trailer | National Geographic - YouTube
    Aug 11, 2018 ... From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world- renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, comes ...
  • Meru - Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi interview - YouTube
    Feb 12, 2016 ... The co-directors sit to talk about one of the world's most intimidating mountains, and what it takes to make a film at 21000 feet....

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  • How much does it cost to book Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi?

    Booking fees for Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Rami Malek, Nick Vallelonga, Jim Burke and Hannah Beachler. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for an upcoming event.

Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Speaker Videos

  • E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, & Alex Honnold Discuss Their ...
    Sep 21, 2018 ... From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world- renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors ...
    Free Solo - Trailer | National Geographic - YouTube
    Aug 11, 2018 ... From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world- renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, comes ...
  • Meru - Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi interview - YouTube
    Feb 12, 2016 ... The co-directors sit to talk about one of the world's most intimidating mountains, and what it takes to make a film at 21000 feet. Twitter: ...
    Meet The Artist '15: E. Chai Vasarhelyi - Sundance Film Festival ...
    Jan 12, 2015 ... E. Chai Vasarhelyi on her film "Meru," which premiered in the U.S. ... Interview: Jimmy Chin + Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Meru (The Fan ...

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