NRS and Forge to Release New Paddling Film

NRS and Forge Motion Pictures will kick off another season of paddling videos on January 14th with the release of Cascada, a new short film following a group of kayakers and filmmakers chasing big drops and epic shots amongst the jungles of Mexico.

NRS and Forge Motion Pictures have kicked off another season of paddling videos with the release of the teaser for Cascada, a new short film following a group of kayakers, filmmakers and photographers chasing big drops and epic shots amongst the jungles and waterfalls of Mexico. The full-length version of Cascada will be made available for free online viewing on Monday, January 14 at

The idea for Cascada arose when Forge filmmakers Anson Fogel and Skip Armstrong discovered a rare 10-day hole in their schedule. Rather than spending that time lying on the beach or catching up on chores, they chose to pursue a passion project instead. Rallying a group of world-class kayakers including Erik Boomer, Tyler Bradt and 19-year-old gunner Galen Volckhausen, they hauled their Red Epic cameras to Mexico seeking to capture waterfall hucking as it had never been captured before. Unlike the more scripted films of their award-winning 2012 series Of Souls + Water, Fogel and Armstrong took a read-and-run approach to Cascada, trusting that the scenery, personalities and action on the trip would present compelling stories as well as stunning visuals.

“After working with Forge on Of Souls + Water last year, we knew Anson and Skip would come back from Mexico with something amazing, even if we didn't know exactly what that would be,” says Mark Deming, NRS Marketing Communications. “They raised the bar for paddling films with Of Souls + Water. Now they've raised it again with Cascada.”

Using state-of-the-art equipment and outside-the-box methods, including hanging from a wire above a 60-foot waterfall, Fogel and Armstrong have literally gone above and beyond to bring audiences a new perspective on kayaking.


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