July 2021 New York Feedback Festival – Highlights and Videos

Winner of BEST FEATURE FILM at the Festival

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

The story of a Santa Barbara triathlete that was nearly killed in a horrific training accident, survived, healed, rehabilitated, trained, and ultimately made it back to competition, winning the 2019 Santa Barbara Triathlon.

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Director Biography – Neil Myers

Neil Myers is a native Californian who was born in Los Angeles, grew-up in Santa Rosa, and has lived for the past 32 years in Santa Barbara. As the owner of a successful marketing firm, Neil has been telling stories for the past 32 years.

His lifelong goal is to make documentary films. When Neil was involved in a near-fatal bicycle accident in 2018, from which he survived, healed, rehabbed and ultimately returned to triathlon competition, he realized he had the basis for his first documentary.

Climb is Neil’s first documentary film.

Director Statement

Climb is a story about a mountain, an accident, the support of a community, and of an unlikely — but inspiring — outcome.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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