“This undefinable beauty pointing so clearly to something immeasurably greater than ourselves.”

A vast silence swallows the sound. A kingdom of mountains rise majestically toward the heavens. A call of the wild to a wandering soul.
A Sense of Wonder is a cinematic visual poem featuring a lone adventurer who seeks for wonder in the Dolomite mountains.


 

Production: Mathieu Le Lay Productions, with the support of Alta Badia
Year: 2017
Featuring: Benjamin Dowie
Music: Original soundtrack by Franck Zaragoza
Sound design: Laurent Mollard – Studio Gaïné

Awards
Vimeo Staff Pick
The Living Mountain Award – 2nd Milano Montagna Video Awards, Italy, 2017
Best Short Film – 10th Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, Spain, 2017
Best Wanderlust Nominee – Travel Video Awards, USA, 2018
Jury Prize – 8th Sestriere Film Festival, Italy, 2018
Best Short Film – 16th International Festival of Outdoor Films, Czech Republic, 2018

Official festival selections
Eho Mountain Film Festival 2017, Macedonia
Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2017, Bulgaria
XXVI Medzinárodný Festival Horských Filmov Poprad 2017, Slovakia
Milano Montagna Video Awards 2017, Italy
10th Bilbao Mendi Film Festival 2017, Spain
Travel Video Awards 2018, USA
Adventure Awards Days 2018, Italy
Ulju Mountain Film Festival 2018, South Korea
35th International Mountaineering Film Festival Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic
International Festival of Outdoor Films 2018, Czech Republic
Zaghouan Mountain Film Festival 2018, Tunisia
Gran Paradiso Film Festival 2018, Italy
FICMUS XII Festival Internacional Ushuaia SHH…, Argentina
8th Sestriere Film Festival 2018, Italy
Swiss Mountain Film Festival 2018, Switzerland
Waimea Ocean Film Festival 2019, Hawai
Mostra Filmes de Montanha 2019, Brazil

Other public screenings
Fresh Air Festival Les Others 2017, France
Spotlight Cinemas in association with vimeo 2017, USA

Publications

Teton Gravity
Adventure Journal
Splice Community
Foliovision
Manners Magazine
Codezero
Mediterranean Citizen Story
Smoky Camp
Big Geek Daddy