Favorite on-set memory?
Mark was a joy to film and he often offered a dinner to Jordan and I that he calls “Stand-up Mex.” Back in his day, he had a group of friends that would rotate cooking duties. When it was his turn to cook, he’d prep a bunch of ingredients for a loaded quesadilla and, and lay it all out on a long table. Folks would get in line and make their quesadilla, moving down the table and at the end of the line, he’d cook it for them. Since everyone was standing as they tricked out their taco, he called it Stand-Up Mex. Today, it looks a little bit different, cooking quesadillas for us in his van. Luckily his van is one you can stand up in. There is something so lovely about being cooked for. So that’s one of my favorite onset moments that doesn’t make it in the film.
Craziest on-set/en route to set adventure?
Before I committed to making a film about Mark and Jordan, I had spent some time making images together.
More About Samuel Crossley
Known for his work on the Academy Award winning documentary, Free Solo, Samuel enjoys safely documenting athletes as they push themselves in remote areas and high risk situations. Big mountains and tired climbers fuel his creativity as he travels full-time. Samuel lives his professional life as an openly gay man and is passionate about revealing the diversity and human stories within the climbing community.