CARCA Subject of Documentary

Documentary film-maker Adam Bailey of Calgary, AB, has decided to document the efforts of CARCA to establish itself and break into the avalanche rescue community.

“I’m a frequent visitor to Fernie (BC), and I heard about these guys – well, one guy, Steve – who was training cats for avalanche rescue. I thought that was kind of interesting, and cats are cool, especially on the internet, so I decided to follow Steve around for a few days and see what happened.”

Adam ended up following Steve and his cats for three weeks, filming many aspects of CARCA’s efforts and struggles. “I have to say, it was pretty amazing,” he says, “and not as weird as I first thought. The guy’s fighting against a lot of resistance, and managing to make strides. We captured some terrific footage, and my hope now is to have this film shed light on the passion behind CARCA and the good work it can do – the lives they can save.”

The film is currently in post-production, and will be premiering at the Fernie Film Festival on Friday, February 25th, in Fernie, BC. We here at CARCA wish Adam all the best.

12 Responses to CARCA Subject of Documentary

  1. dave hus says:

    excellent website, very informative. i have a cat that shows promise with basic search and identification techniques, is there a training program in my area?

    • admin says:

      We are working as fast as possible to meet the demand for new Avalanche Training Courses. However, Steve’s mom won’t let him take the car outside of city limits on weekends, and during the week he is on call at the Yoga Palace, in case Carla has to work a double shift at the A&W which happens more and more these days because she is trying to save up for hairdressing school. So, if you can pick him up and check with Carla’s schedule, then CARCA would be willing to send a representative to your facilitate a LEVEL 1 Avalanche Rescue Cat Certification Course. Also, while not actually Celiac, Steve does not enjoy the taste of gluten, so you would need to provide a gluten-free meal for him.

  2. Bill Pitcher says:

    I saw this film at the Golden Film Festival last night. Unfortunately, there were technical glitches. I thought I saw a reference to VIMEO and I’d love to see it if you have a link.

    Thanks,
    Bill Pitcher

  3. Austin Robertson says:

    hey i saw the carca video in golden at the film festival and would love to see it again i was wondering if you had it somewhere

    • admin says:

      Hi Austin,

      We are currently awaiting to hear from the Telluride Film Festival to see if we made it in. After that we expect to have it available in some form or another. I will post something on here as soon as we know.

  4. Austin Robertson says:

    so when can i see the video again

  5. BK says:

    Its going viral. You guys need to make the Doc video available on the CARCA web site.

    http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1489581&msg=1489581#msg1489581

  6. Robert Starratt says:

    Is it time for the internet release of this yet? I can’t wait to send this to some friends. Everybody loves cat videos!

  7. KK says:

    Saw the mention in KMC and would love to see the flick!

  8. Michelle Bien says:

    Saw the video during the BMFF. It was awesome. Where can I find the whole thing online to show friends?

  9. Larry says:

    Hello. I know I’m late to the game but I am very interested in seeing the whole CARCA video. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find it online anywhere. Is it available for sale? I would love to be able to support CARCA. Please let me know. Thanks!

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