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14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

May 18 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm PDT

Composer

NAINITA DESAI

MODERATED BY JON BURLINGAME (Variety)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A 

Wednesday, May 18, 1:00PM (PT)

14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible explores Nepal’s deep connection to high-altitude mountaineering through the eyes of Nirmal “Nimsdai” Purja, a fearless, fun-loving Nepali climber on a quest he dubs “Project Possible”—to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter mountains in just seven months, breaking the previous record of seven years. With a team of skilled Sherpas, he traverses Mount Everest, K2, and other iconic peaks through extreme weather, life-or-death decisions, and the emotional weight of his mother’s illness back home. 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible is a thrilling, action-packed story about courage, perseverance, and pushing the limits of human endurance. TV-MA | 101mins

Nainita Desai is an Ivor Novello nominee and RTS award-winning composer, and the World Soundtrack Awards 2021 winner for Discovery of the Year. A double BIFA and Cinema Eye Honors nominee; and BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, Nainita was described by Empire magazine as one of the top 5 composers to watch for 2022 and included in leading UK film critic Mark Kermode’s Top 3 Film Scores of 2021. Amongst various BAFTA, Oscar and Emmy acclaimed productions, Nainita’s recent projects include the hit Netflix documentary 14 Peaks exec produced by Oscar winner Jimmy Chinn for which her score earned an HMMA and ASCAP Composer Choice nominations; feature Body Parts set to premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the narrative video game Immortality – expected to release summer 2022.

Desai’s recent credits include Oscar 2020 nominated and BAFTA & Cannes winning feature doc For Sama, Sundance and multi-award-winning feature The Reason I Jump, an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity for which her score was nominated for a BIFA, Cinema Eye Honors, and Ascap Composer Choice awards. Other recent projects include BBC dramas Unprecedented (James Norton, Olivia Williams) and Maryland, American Murder [Netflix’s most-watched documentary of 2020], ITV drama series The Tower (Gemma Whelan), as well as Kevin Macdonald’s The Story Of Us. Upcoming drama series include BBC1 action thriller Crossfire (Dancing Ledge; Keeley Hawes), Funny Woman (SKY Studios, Gemma Arterton), as well as landmark series Earthsounds for Apple TV+, Predators for Sky/Netflix, a video game for Electronic Arts and Bafta-winning & Oscar-nominated director Farah Nabulsi’s forthcoming feature political thriller The Teacher.

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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Wednesday, May 18, 10 minutes before Q&A start.

Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.