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Frank Sauer – Holi Shit: Freerunning in the abandoned buildings of Berlin

Screenshot from Holi Shit by Frank Sauer on Vimeo

Photo: Screenshot from Holi Shit by Frank Sauer on Vimeo

The dereliction of the abandoned buildings of Berlin and its surroundings combined with the tricks and physical feats of a group of freerunners make Holi Shit by filmmaker Frank Sauer well worth watching.

In the words of Frank Sauer Holi Shit is…

…a team of freerunners, geared up with a bunch of “toys” which were as great to play with as they are to watch in slow motion and follows their adventures through the abandoned suburbs of Berlin.

Making the video was not without its difficulties.  The freerunners and camera crew got lost more than once, were chased by ghost hunters at midnight and were arrested ‘while shooting a drone shot with smoke grenades on top of the tallest building in the area.’  This presumably refers to the final sequence of the video on the roof of the abandoned Bärenquell Brauerei.

Having visited a number of abandoned buildings in and around Berlin including the Bahnbetriebswerk Pankow-Heinersdorf and Beelitz-Heilstätten, which also feature, I can only imagine how spooky it would be to stumble across these guys during filming. Turning a corner and spotting the flares or one of the freerunners dropping onto the stairs in front of me would scare the bejaysus out of me.

If you have an interest in Berlin, abandoned places or freerunning, Holi Shit by Frank Bauer is the video for you.

Holi Shit by Frank Sauer on Vimeo

// via iHeartBerlin //

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