When Dogs Fly (2014)Short, Action · 31 March 2014
Dean Potter was an innovator and a legend in all three of the extreme sports for which he held numerous world records. His untimely death on May 17, 2015, was front page, lead story news for major agencies throughout the world - a testament to the impact he had in the sports world and beyond. Known for his bold innovations in climbing, line-walking and flying, Potter spent much of the past two decades in front of the camera. Ever fascinated with the lines between life and death, When Dogs Fly tracks Potter's inspiration to wingsuit BASE-jump with his beloved mini cattledog Whisper. With decades of experience performing the most dangerous outdoor-arts known to man, Potter wanted to share his love of life and flying with his constant companion. With little goggles over her eyes, a protective sleeve around her ears, and safely nestled beside her master, Whisper becomes the first ever wing suit flying dog. When Dogs Fly is a testament to Potter's beautiful spirit, his devotion to his craft, and his relationship with his family and constant companion, Whisper.