How Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin Ascended to the Top of the Film World with 'The Climb'

You don't have to jump into a freezing lake in order to get into Telluride… but it doesn't hurt.

The Climb is one of the biggest indie breakouts of 2020The debut feature from filmmaking-and-acting duo Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin played every major film festival you can think of before finally hitting theaters this holiday season. 

Michael and Kyle sit down with NFS founder Ryan Koo to talk about how they pulled off a buddy comedy made up entirely of long oners; the underutilized power of sound editing; and of course, the benefits of having a death metal ballerino as your dolly grip. They also go in-depth on a very, very ballsy stunt done by Kyle, and the thrill of not only taking the film to Cannes but winning a Jury Prize. 

Check out the film's trailer:

And watch the original short film:

The Climb is out now in theaters. Enjoy!

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by Ryan Koo, George Edelman, and Jeffrey Reeser.

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December 1, 2020 at 9:12AM, Edited December 1, 9:12AM

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