30 April 2020
47 Copa (47 Summits), a film that follows the mountain runner Huw Jack Brassington's enormous challenge, has won the Best Action Film at the London Mountain Film Festival.
The film, which is a new version of the last episode of the series 47 Copa: Her Huw Jack Brassington (47 Summits: Huw Jack Brassington's Challenge), follows the adventurer and mountain runner as he tries to complete the Paddy Buckley Round.
This iconic and massive challenge means running 100 kilometres and climbing 8,000 meters over 47 of Snowdonia's biggest mountains – all within 24 hours.
But, as a storm hits Snowdonia, this already monstrous challenge becomes almost impossible.
As Huw battles against the weather he has to push the boundaries of his strength, endurance and determination further than he's ever done before.
Huw Erddyn, the film's Producer says: "In such a difficult period for everyone, it's great to receive news like this and it's a fantastic feeling winning an award with a Welsh language film in a film festival in London!
"Filming on the mountains of Snowdonia in the middle of a huge storm was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. Everyone who was there on the day did an incredible job in extremely difficult circumstances.
"But the main credit for the film's success has to go to Huw Jack Brassington for being decisive, brave and silly enough to run 100km over 47 mountains in that weather!
"Thank you to everyone at Cwmni Da who worked on the project and to S4C for supporting the idea."
Because of the current situation with COVID-19, it will be a virtual festival this year and the film will be available to stream this weekend by registering on the London Mountain Festival: https://www.londonmountainfestival.com/