Gerald Salmina

Gerald's passion as an former athlete for pure nature, wild animals and humans extending the limits, made him becoming a „natural born“ film maker. Starting as an autodidact his natural talent and his intense experience facing outdoor adventures sets his documentaries and movies in a special position. Storyline´s of Gerald Salmina tell about the inspiration and reasoning of those who master big life feats. In his stories he illustrates the interplay between body and mind. To live up the drama Gerald operates especially in "bigger than life" locations to document the realness, no matter how difficult it will be to realize a movie in such an environment.

Gerald Salmina: “Its all about telling stories of enlightened moments when being in the wilderness and playing with mother nature´s pride. I´m thankful of being allowed to be out here, I feel like privileged to witness all these amazing features with my camera."

Gerald won innumerable awards around the world such as the Romy for the Best Documentary (STREIF – ONE HELL OF A RIDE), the Jury Grand Prize of the X-Dance Film Festival or the Grand Prize of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (MOUNT ST. ELIAS). Working that successful as a producer and director wasn't foreseeable at the beginning when being a windsurf pro who went to Hawaii to live his dream. He was learning by experience while he was driven to capture the magic light and beauty of the Pacific Ocean, the mountains of the Himalaya and the Mount St. Elias range in Alaska. All of them made Gerald going further, to produce and direct movies using mother nature as his backdrop and motivation.

Filmography

CINEMA  FEATURES

BROTHERS OF THE WIND 2016 / feature / Storybook & Wildlife Producer / AUT
STREIF - ONE HELL OF A RIDE 2014 / ski race / Producer & Director / AUT
MOUNT ST. ELIAS 2009 / ski descent / ski climb / Producer & Director / USA

PROMO

MOTO GP SHOWRUN WITH MARC MARQUEZ KITZBUEHEL 2017 / Red Bull TV / Producer & Director / AUT
VISIT WÖRTHERSEE 2017 / Red Bull TV / Producer & Director / AUT
F1 SHOWRUN WITH MAX VERSTAPPEN KITZBUEHEL 2016 / Red Bull TV / Producer & Director / AUT
RED BULL MOTORSPORTS 2016 / Producer & Director / AUT
RED BULL HELI DRIFTING 2015 / AUT

TV DOCUMENTARIES

Markus Pucher 2017 / AUT
The Dachstein 2017 / AUT
The North faces of the Alps 2016 / AUT
The Ortler - South Tyrol's king of the mountains 2016 / ITA
The Großglockner - mountain of all mountains 2016 / AUT
Nepal - one year later 2016 / Nepal
Lake Wörthersee 2016 / AUT
Seensucht Wörthersee 2016 / AUT
The Matterhorn - from legend to brand 2015 / AUT
Chasing every hundredth of a second 2015 / AUT
WÖRTHERSEE(N)SUCHT 2013 / AUT
The 6 North faces of the Alps (REIHE) 2012 / alpine climbing / Director, Producer
DRU - the ruined mountain / FRA
EIGER - the face of all faces / CH
PIZ BADILE - light and shadow / CH
MATTERHORN - the mountain has the last word / CH
THE DREI ZINNEN - limits of rock climbing / ITA
GRANDES JORASSES - blessed is he who dies in his dreams! / FRA
Cave Hirlatz 2012 / adventure / AUT
Director / Producer
The longest rope team in the world 2011 / sport climbing / AUT
Director / Producer
FIRST ON EVEREST 2010 / alpine climbing   /   TIB
Director / Camera / Storybook
THE FELIX BAUMGARTNER STORY 2010 / base jumping / AUT
Director / Producer / Camera / Storybook
Ein Leben in der Vertikalen 2010 / sport climbing / AUT
Director / Producer / Camera
To be the passion of the first 2010 / sport climbing / AUT
Director / Producer / Camera / Storybook
WÖRTHERSEE MAGIC 2009 / AUT
Director / Producer / Camera / Storybook
HOLLYWOOD AT LAKE WÖRTHERSEE 2008 / AUT
Director / Producer / Camera
TAIPEI 101 illegal base jump / 2008 / base jumping / TWI
Producer / Director / Camera / Storybook
TURNING TORSO illegal base jump / 2007 / base jumping / SWE
Producer / Director / Camera / Storybook
LIGHT & SHADOW 2007 / sport climbing / AUT
Director / Producer / Camera / Storybook
TORRE MAJOR illegal base jump / 2006 / base jumping / MEX
Producer / Director / Camera / Storybook
MEMENTO 2006 / boulder climbing / ITA
Director / Producer / Camera / Storybook
THE RED TOWER 2006 / sport climbing / AUT
Director / Producer / Camera / Storybook
THE CAVE 2005 / base jumping / CRO
Director / Producer / Camera / Storybook
AORAKI 2005 / ski climbing / NZL
Director / Producer / Camera / Storybook
MOLOKAI, forgotten Hawaiian Island / 2004 / windsurfing / USA
Director / Producer / Camera / Storybook
EXTREME SKIING CHAMONIX 2003 / free skiing / FRA
Producer / Director / Camera / Storybook
MT. ELBRUS SKI DESCENT 2003 / ski mountaineering / RUS
Producer / Director / Camera / Storybook
DARON RAHLVES 2003 / downhill skiing / AUT - USA
Director, Producer
RED BULL REEF SEEKERS 2001 / big wave tow in surfing / AUS
Producer / Director / Camera / Storybook

TV Productions/Sport Events

EUROPEAN ISPO WINTER GAMES 2000 / X-Sports / D
Director
EUROPEAN ISPO SUMMER GAMES 2000 / X-Sports / D
Director
EUROPEAN SNOWBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS 99 / AUT
Lords of the Boards, Fieberbrunn
Director, Producer
FREE SKIING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 98 - 99 / USA
RED BULL SNOW THRILL of Alaska (Valdez)
Director, Producer
EUROPEAN BEACH VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 99 / AUT
Director, Producer
PARAGLIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 99 / AUT
Director, Producer
AIR & STYLE Snowboard Contest 97 - 00 / AUT
Director, Producer
ISF PRO TOUR (8 World Cups) / snowboarding 99 - 01 / global
Director, Producer
FREESTYLE.CH (Crossover Event) / X-Sports / 99 - 02 / SUI
Director, Producer
THE SEARCH / windsurfing / 02 - 04 / global
Director, Producer
Red Bull SNOW THRILL / free skiing / 96 - 06 / FRA
Director, Producer
Red Bull GIANTS OF VULCANO / extreme triathlon / 02 / ITA
Director, Producer
WORLD SPEED SAILING RECORD / windsurfing / 02 - 04 / ESP
World Speed Record attempt by Björn Dunkerbeck
Director, Producer