The Dragons Back Ultra Running Documentary Film


Taking on the Dragons Back: Kelp and Fern Presents the Gripping Film of The Dragons Back Ultra Marathon, Featuring Graham Cooper and James Barlow

Prepare to be captivated by the incredible stories of triumph and resilience as Kelp and Fern proudly presents their latest film production, documenting the remarkable journey of Graham Cooper and James Barlow during their attempt of The Dragons Back, one of the toughest mountain ultra marathon races in the world.

Graham Cooper's story is a testament to human determination and unwavering spirit, he pushed his limits to the extreme on this 380km long journey over the mountains of Wales.

In contrast, James Barlow's story unfolds as a tale of resilience and personal growth. James, having faced tough times in life, discovered solace and release in the form of running. James's story serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative power of running during life's most trying moments.

Brought to life by Kelp and Fern, this gripping film captures the raw emotions, breathtaking landscapes, and unyielding camaraderie of the two friends as they navigate The Dragons Back from Conway in the north of Wales to Cardiff in the south.

As a passionate filmmaker and endurance enthusiast, I embarked on an extraordinary quest myself to capture the awe-inspiring journey of Graham Cooper and James Barlow during their epic challenge of conquering The Dragons Back.

I pushed my own physical and mental limits, running over 100 miles throughout the week, determined to document every moment of their remarkable adventure.

Through my lens, I sought to not only showcase the unforgiving terrain and the sheer magnitude of their feat but also to capture the raw emotions and unyielding camaraderie that unfolded along the way and through my filmmaking, I aim to inspire audiences to embrace their own extraordinary journeys and discover the limitless potential within themselves.