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The Man that touched the sky

11 December 2011 | 3:28 pm

A documentary featuring the full story of the kitesurfer, Lewis Crathern, who jumped Brighton pier.

Summary: The Man that touched the sky is an in depth look at the pioneering kite jumping extraordinaire Lewis Crathern preparing for the biggest jump of his life over Brighton Pier, an exclusive look behind the scenes into Lewis’ life, showing never seen before footage with him preparing for his infamous jump months before it happened.

The documentary touches on the emotions, physical strength training, precision weather monitoring and pure skill to achieve such a dramatic result. Lewis’ pier jumping achievement created a frenzy of media reaching beyond the realms of Brighton to be a phenomenon of global explosion. It also explores why Lewis is searching for new challenges outside the competition circuit and how he uses kitesurfing and wind energy as a tool to teach others whilst increasing eco awareness.

Directed by – Jonathan Brooks
Written by – Jonathan Brooks & Lewis Crathern
Production Company – United Magic Film Studios
Music by – Guy Andrews
Additional footage by – Fat Sand Productions, Rou Chater, Alex Webb, Mark Davenport

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