Lake Hawea base jumper wins film festival award
Lake Hawea base jumper David Walden is ‘‘stoked’’ his film, 2 Minute Men, has won the NZ Mountain Film Festival’s Best NZ- made Film and Hiddleston/ MacQueen Award.
The five-minute movie, which will have its world premiere in Wanaka on July 3, documents a pioneering wing suit flight over the Rob Roy Glacier in February by Walden and two friends, Rodolphe Cassan and a man called ‘‘French Samurai’’.
‘‘He likes to be anonymous . . . He is not into base jumping for the glory and I respect him for that,’’ Walden said.
‘‘I was stoked to hear my film was accepted and then
Base jumper David Walden ready to take flight.