About the Film

1 Revolution cinematically captures Chris Waddell’s very human journey to dare greatly and ultimately to live fully. This film chronicles the heart and spirit behind an extraordinary achievement as it documents the first almost entirely unassisted paraplegic ascent of 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro.

1 Revolution opens as dawn breaks atop Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Briefly, glimpses of the mountain frame Chris Waddell as he transfers to his specially designed handcycle. The air is tense as Chris begins the fifth day of his ascent. Etched within every movement he makes is the weighty knowledge that this may be his one chance to have the world see people like himself not as something less, but equals and possbly as something more–as someone with something significant to contribute. If he makes the summit the world may understand his message; if he fails, he may be just another guy in a wheelchair.

Because the 1 Revolution documentary was produced through One Revolution Foundation, your donations are very much appreciated as well as tax deductible. DVDs are available for purchase, easy downloads are available through iTunes, and private screenings of the film are also possible! Contact us at: (801) 510-9684 or info@one-revolution.org

About the Director

Amanda Stoddard is an active member of the One Revolution team. As documentary film director, 1 Revolution was Stoddard’s first film, which was recently written up by Forbes. A graduate of the University of Utah Film School, Amanda has been an industry professional more than 10 years. She has worked on network television, commercial and theatrical projects including many self-produced shorts. 1 Revolution has been a labor of love from the start taking over 3 years to produce with vast amounts of footage and a constricted budget. The film succeeded due to Amanda’s determination and skill, where she often stepped in as a camera op or editor when needed in order to complete the film.

Chris was featured Friday night, July 23, 2011 on
ABC’s 20/20’s “Super
Humans” segment
(9 pm EDT)! In the show, Chris talks about his
2009 climb and his upcoming ten-week national tour of of his education program,
Nametags™, and award-winning documentary, 1 Revolution.
For full segment go here
http://abcnews.go.com/2020 and click on Super
Humans: Arms of Steel

Awards

  • Memphis Int’l Music & Film Fest. – Best Documentary
  • Geneva Film Festival – Best Documentary
  • Mexico Int’l Film Fest – Bronze Palm
  • Las Vegas Film Fest – Silver Ace
  • Amsterdam Film Festival – Best Sports Film
  • Foursite Film Fest – Best Feature Film
  • Breckenridge Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Newport Film Fest – Official Selection
  • Alabama International Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Ohio Independent Film Fest – Official Selection

Team

  • Dave Penney — Guide, trainer, vehicle developer and designer
  • Bob More — President of the One Revolution Foundation board, collegefraternity brother
  • Nate Bryan — Doctor, fellow member of the Middlebury College andUS Ski Teams
  • Amanda Stoddard — Documentary film director
  • Patrick Reddish — Director of Photography
  • Mike Stoner — Cinematographer
  • Ryan Gass — Media Manager
  • Chris Waddell — Handcyclist

For questions about the climb please contact:

info@one-revolution.org