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LOVE: An Adventure Short Film

Finding Strength Through Pregnancy and Motherhood
12 May 2023

After a miscarriage and a historic ascent of the famous sport climb Dreamcatcher, Paige Claassen follows her own path as a professional athlete training through pregnancy, finding new meaning in strength and identity through the early days of motherhood.




Director: Tara Kerzhner
Producer: Tara Kerzhner
Creative Producer: Sarah Steele
Cinematography: Tara Kerzhner, Jen Randall
Archive Footage: Arjan De Kock, Mike Call, Josh Lowell, Michaela Kiersch
Editor: Tara Kerzhner
Sound Design / Mix: Tara Kerzhner
Color: Tara Kerzhner
Assistant Editor: Katharine Carroll
Still Photography: Arjan De Kock
Starring: Paige Claassen, Arjan De Kock, Emily Harrington, Adrian Ballinger, Angie Payne

paige lead climbs on a rock wall in the forest
portrait of tara kerzhner

Tara Kerzhner:

Tara Kerzhner is an award winning photographer, cinematographer, and accomplished rock climber. Born and raised in Bend, Oregon, Smith Rock is her heart’s home – even though she’s graduated from living in a truck to an apartment in Boulder, Colorado.

Since grabbing her dad’s film camera as a kid, Tara’s lifelong dedication to her art was set. A decade of adventure sports and rock climbing has since established her as one of climbing’s most sought-after storytellers.

portrait of sarah steele

Sarah Steele:

Sarah Lee Steele grew up on the move between France, Switzerland and the Western United States. She has dedicated the bulk of her career within Google and YouTube to creating programs and partnerships built to empower new and underrepresented voices in media – both in traditional film, as well as new immersive formats (VR,AR). Outside of work, Sarah can be found with her husband Timmy O’Neill seeking adventures off the beaten path, climbing on both rock and ice. As an activist and advocate for climate Sarah sits on the Protect Our Winters advisory board.

portrait of paige claassen holding her dog

Paige Claassen

Paige Claassen is one of North America’s top sport climbers, with ascents of Dreamcatcher (5.14d), Shadowboxing (5.14d) and Kryptonite (5.14d). In June of 2022, she added ‘Mom’ to her list of titles, and considers motherhood her most difficult and rewarding role to date.

paige claassen resting in her climbing harness giving two peace signs
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