From childhood, Lloyd has been hard-wired to exploring the outdoors and a camera is his exploration tool. Being drawn to where a strong narrative blends with athleticism and art, Lloyd filmed ‘Mira’ over 13 months starting in February 2015. From Kathmandu to Bhojpur and Hong Kong to Melbourne, Lloyd has worked closely with Mira in capturing her narrative. Working solo with no additional film crew on a project that is primarily in Nepali, ‘Mira’ ranks up there as being one of the toughest film challenges for Lloyd to date.
More about Lloyd: http://lloydbelchervisuals.com/about/
Lizzy Hawker calls Nepal home and is well known in the ultra running world. She has an enduring passion not only for the mountains and wilderness but to see young women like Mira fulfill their potential. Lizzy has held the world record for 24 hrs on road until May 2013, and in 2006 became the 100 km World Champion. She is a 5 time winner of The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, and in 2013 set a new world record running from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu (Nepal). This was recognised in 2013 when Lizzy was a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
More about Lizzy: http://lizzyhawker.com/
Subina Shrestha began her career in newspapers, and then became a documentary film maker. Her films have received several awards and been screened at festivals worldwide. She started working in TV news after Al Jazeera English launched in 2006 and has worked in several countries including India, Thailand and Myanmar. She won the Concentra Award for Outstanding Video Jouralism for her coverage of the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. Subina lives and works in her native Nepal and focuses on social issues, as well as on the political changes gripping the country.
More about Subina: http://www.aljazeera.com/profile/subina-shrestha.html
Niraj Karki is a two-time Nepal national climbing champion and is one of the few rock climbers who has represented Nepal at international competitions and taken up climbing as a full-time career. Besides participating in competitions, he manages Astrek Climbing Wall, where he’s also a trainer.
Richard Bull hails from the UK but calls Nepal home after moving there a number of years ago. An engineer by training, Richard now heads up Trail Running Nepal that has been instrumental in supporting & nurturing Mira and other Nepalese runners. He also dons his Race Director cap as he organises races around Nepal such as the Manaslu & Mustang trail races.
Trail Running Nepal: http://trailrunningnepal.org