DIRTBAG Newsletter
R.I.P. Fred Beckey
1923 - 2017 

We have some sad news to share with you.  
Fred Beckey passed away peacefully on Monday, October 30 at the age of 94.  
Fred was a true American icon. His legacy is profound, and he has inspired countless people to explore this amazing planet. We are honored to have known Fred, and our memories with him will live on forever.  
The news of Fred's passing has already created a   massive outpouring of condolences, stories and memories from people whose lives were influenced by his extraordinary accomplishments, poetic books and pioneering lifestyle.  
It was an honor for us to spend so much time with Fred over the years and produce the documentary on his exceptional life. We are so happy that Fred was able to attend the premiere screenings at Mountainfilm in Telluride in May and at the Seattle International Film Festival in June. It was amazing to feel the energy in these theaters and observe Fred receiving long standing ovations. We will all miss him very much.
Screening Tour and
Distribution Update

We are currently in the midst of taking   DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY  on a worldwide screening tour, bringing his inspiring life story to as many new audiences as possible. Between film festivals and select community screenings, this tour is the only way to see the documentary for now.

We're adding new screenings every week, so check back on our Tour page  frequently for updates as more cities become confirmed.

Upcoming screenings include:

If you would like to lead the effort to bring a screening to a venue near you, please complete our   DIRTBAG Screening Survey.

We are now working to finalize plans with distributors to release the film on all available media platforms targeting Spring 2018.

Watch our Twitter and Facebook pages for all the latest announcements as soon as they become confirmed.

More efforts to celebrate Fred are underway. We are deeply honored to be able to bring his powerful life story to a worldwide audience over the next year. On behalf of our team and everyone involved in preserving Fred Beckey's life story, thank you for supporting this project.

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Best regards,

The DIRTBAG Movie Team

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Dirtbag_ The Legend of Fred Beckey
Presented by Patagonia
Directed and Produced by
Dave O'Leske

Andy McDonough
Colin Plank
Jason Reid

Adam Brown
Jeff Wenger

Executive Producer
Colin Baxter

Darren Lund
Jason Reid

Jon Garn

Visual Effects
J. Baab

Joe Garber 
Carl Nelson

Digital Media Producer
Sandy Jeglum

Original Score
Brad Anthony Laina
John E. Low

Featuring the Music of
Steve Gunn

Additional Music
Dave Huebner
Ghosts I've Met

Aerial Footage
Luke Allen Humphrey 
John Scurlock
Whitney Hassett

Featuring Interviews with
Fred Beckey
Helmy Beckey 
Yvon Chouinard 
Eric Bjornstad 
Conrad Anker 
Ed Viesturs 
Colin Haley 
Layton Kor 
Tom Hornbein 
Norman Dyhrenfurth 
Jim Whittaker 
Royal Robbins 
Reinhold Messner
Jim Donini
Peter Croft
Barry Blanchard
Timothy Egan
and many more!

Nonprofit Sponsors 

Camp 3 Sponsors  
Joss Stewart
Kristin O'Leske
Dan Herman

Camp 2 Sponsor
Richard P Malloch
A Film By
Through A Child_s Eyes Productions 
2R Productions

Roped In Productions

Lucid Visual Media


Official DIRTBAG Movie Poster