A passion project supported by an InTree Production
The mini doc 'John's Climb' was produced for the Janowicz Family with the underlying narrative of biophilia, our innate need as humans to seek connections with nature. See behind the scenes of John's Climb below the video.
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The Sponsors who supported John and his climb
Meet John Janowicz a young man with an optimistic, kind and passionate character. John lives with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome a condition confining him to a wheel chair, with restricted use of his limbs. A condition that appears to limit the opportunity to climb a tree. But thanks to an initiative called STEPS Forward, John enrolled at UBC where a timely meeting with fellow student and young arborist DJ Neustaeter led to an opportunity that matched John’s motivation, belief and perseverance.
With the full support of the Janowicz family, an experienced team of arborists redefined the tree climbing experience and facilitated John’s Climb 100 feet into a Douglas Fir at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. We are humbled by John and his family and are proud to have supported him in this experience. From the spark which initiated the vision to the culmination of success, John’s Climb transformed the lives of everyone involved.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND JOHN'S CLIMB
“I am proud of what we achieved. John’s Climb has inspired me to continue to share my skills and help other people access trees.” Thomas Rousseau
“Being a part of John's climb has brought meaning to my life. John has changed the lenses through which I view life.” DJ Neusater