WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY
2011 MELBOURNE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL
Storm chasing is portrayed as an extreme sport on television, but the reality is dramatically different. In Chris Kridler’s short documentary “Chasing Reality,” storm chasers talk about life on the road, their peculiar relationship with their cars, and the frustration, smells and miles that go into those few moments of seeing a tornado.
Chris Kridler, a storm chaser for 15 years, interviews chasers about their bizarre, humorous and mundane experiences against the backdrop of a typical chase day. Her documentary account, which she also narrates, is illustrated by the rapturous beauty of the Plains and intense moments confronting nature’s violence in Tornado Alley.
Chris Kridler is a writer, photographer and storm chaser, as well as the author of the novel Funnel Vision. She is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience whose videos have appeared on numerous television shows. She won the Best Documentary award at the 2011 Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival for her short film “Chasing Reality.” Learn more