a film by BRIAN McGINN.
Winner of the Audience Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the Jury Prize at the Palm Springs International ShortsFest, The Record Breaker tells the life story of Ashrita Furman, who holds the official record for the most Guinness World Records by one individual. A health food store owner and devotee of meditation, Furman travels the world creating new categories for record achievement, including marks for "Largest Hula Hoop," "Most Apples Sliced in Mid-Air with a Samurai Sword," and "Longest Distance Bicycling Underwater." In The Record Breaker we meet Furman, a singularly driven character, and his merry band of compatriots (including Champ the dog) as he’s about to attempt to climb Machu Picchu on stilts.
Written, Directed and Edited by
TONEMASTERS STUDIO, Copenhagen
NEW HAT, Los Angeles
THOUGHT EQUITY, BERNIE FURMAN, JESSIE FURMAN, KEDAR MISANI, MRIDANGA SPENCER
LAWRENCE CHEN, EMILY FITZPATRICK, HAGAN WONG
HOMAGNI BAPTISTA, THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS, KETAN GOLDMAN, MARGIE GRADY, BIPIN LARKIN, VINAYA LEBENSEN, ROBERT McGINN, JESSICA RATHER.
Produced With The Support of The Danish Film Institute by Film Commissioner Klara Grunning-Harris
by +plus Pictures, 2012.
Festivals & Reviews
"A swimmingly edited, life-affirming film. Genuinely touching."
— Robert Silva, IndieWire (Full Frame)
— Marianna Torgovnick, TED (Full Frame)
— Mind Reels (HotDocs)
— Spotlight Toronto
— Christopher Campbell, Doc Channel Blog (IDA DocuWeeks Theatrical Showcase)
— Tip of My Tongue (Blog)
— Samantha Lui (HotDocs)
— Music IS What Matters (HotDocs)
— Big Thoughts From A Small Mind (HotDocs)
— All Things Candid (IDA DocuWeeks Theatrical Showcase)
The Record Breaker is available as a limited edition DVD.
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