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Project SOS

SOS-5Rope access at extreme heights
In the short film documentary “Project SOS”, Bulgarian and Canadian filmmaker Ivan Kristoff is taking us on his journey of creating a volunteer rope rescue team that sets new trends in the rope access environment and vertical access operations at extreme heights. He created the “Special Operation Services“, aka S.O.S. team, a one-of-a-kind organization, specialized in rapid access emergency response to hard to reach places. The film takes place in Bulgaria, the director’s native country, in remotes areas, high in the mountains, in the air and high above the urban environment of Sofia.

The start of filming is scheduled for 2017, at the Institute for Vertical Access operatioNs (I.V.A.N.), the training base of the SOS team. For this project, the team requested Ivan Kristoff to design a commemorative emblematic watch for the “S.O.S.” team.

"One for me, and 4 for you"The Project
Ivan Kristoff will showcase the S.O.S. team, which influenced his attitude to achieve new heights in our adventure loving and creative world.

Three (SOS) letters of a team have joined us together and in some part – influenced our attitude to new heights in our adventure loving and creative world.

We are a group of highly motivated people, who believe that through the audiovisual arts we can spread out the word of this initiative.

We are absolute beginners in the film production of short films, but we are smart to learn fast and listen to our mentors, creative friends and people who want to help. We support the SOS-5 project, because we believe in it and we have seen the influence, which the initiative about the Specialized Operations Search and rescue (SOS) team has created in the public and emergency services in Bulgaria. If you are one of the special kind of people, who want to be part of something larger than life, then this project is the right place to be part of.

The Story
The aviator-rescuer and a new film maker Ivan Kristoff is taking us on his journey of creating a volunteer rope rescue team. 5 years ago, he created the “Special Operation Services“, aka S.O.S. team, a one-of-a-kind organization, specialized in rapid access emergency response to hard to reach places. The crew will start filming in Bulgaria, the director’s native country, high in the mountains, in the air and high above the urban environment of Sofia.

What we want to achieve with this film is to present an interesting and community based initiative, which can minimize the loss of life and suffering of lost or injured people in hard to reach places. Anywhere, any time at any place!

You can see the excitement, passion and motivation, which drives these volunteers to save life and help others. Also, you will see some of the struggles and difficulties, an organizer of such a team can face and deal with. How? The answer is simple – by walking through his steps in this audio visual art.

The Impact
This team sets new trends in the rope access environment and vertical access operations at extreme heights. Our intentions are to showcase to volunteers how they can be part of the exciting and humanitarian world of rescue.

Everybody, from the disabled man to the adventure loving creature, can join the SOS team and contribute to the world of rescue. All he needs to have in order to be part of the next 5th Anniversary – Project SOS- is to have a character. We will show you in the move how you can train for rope rescue missions, but if you don’t have a character, there is nothing to be trained…

The 5 elements in SOS – 5
The Five year period dedicated to the creation of the SOS team has been five elements found in Eastern philosophy and Vertical Rush – 5 concept.

Our global vision
We invite you to come, or be part of the movie set in five countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Canada, USA and Dubai. Our first filming will start on the vertical slopes of the rocks in Bulgaria on the 15th of September, 2011.

What We Need:

  • Specialized equipment for rope access filming
  • Specialized IT and Remote Camera Control equipment

We are using our own equipment and resources for making this short film documentary. For our additional expenses and need to acquire specialized equipment for the video editing and aerial filming, we offer various forms of co-producership, sponsorship, gifts and VIP treatments.

What We Give:
We invite you to become part of our story and the success of this film. As a sponsor of our cause and team, you can participate in real life and remotely in our project and conferences.

Film Premiere:
The film will be shown at the Helishow Dubai 2016

Corporate Sponsorship:
We can offer presenters a foc 9 sqm booth to promote themselves or their business or another form of promotion via the www.AerialRescue.com web site.

“One for me, and 4 for you”, says Ivan Kristoff, S.O.S. team leader

Designed and developed at the request of the “Special Operation Services”, aka S.O.S. team, the new Limited Edition “Rope Rescue”  watch will be available for the 5th Anniversary of the team.

To celebrate its 5th Anniversary, the team honored Ivan Kristoff with the task to design the commemorative emblematic watch for the “S.O.S.” team.

Ivan Kristoff is the first person who worked on the inaccessible places of the tallest tower in the world in 2003. His demands for the new watch is to be as reliable as the people, he has worked on some of the most challenging and dangerous rope access projects on the planet.