Every Second Counts takes an inside look at the CrossFit culture and community, where time on a stopwatch reigns as the supreme measure of performance. Those who reach the elite ranks in the burgeoning sport of CrossFit push themselves beyond limitations imposed by the mind and flirt with the limits of physical capacity. Human perseverance has never voluntarily gone this far.
The film chronicles the dramatic journey of five athletes as they prepare for and compete in the most comprehensive test of fitness on the planet, the CrossFit Games. The road to this grueling two-day program of extreme challenges reveals what it takes to be the best in the world. The climactic finish, with its surprising turn of events, shows beyond any doubt that the winner of the CrossFit Games is the fittest person on earth.
Bare Bones International Film Festival — Muskogee, OK
Griffon International Film Festival — St. Joseph, MO
The Rio Theater — Santa Cruz, CA
The Capri Theater — Shreveport, LA
Rogers Theater — Mississuaga, ON Canada
Swansea Bay Film Festival — Swansea, UK
Heart of England Intl. Film Festival — Tamworth, UK
Philadelphia Independent Film Fest. — Philadelphia, PA
International Film Festival Thailand — Phuket, Thailand
Action on Film Intl. Film Festival — Pasadena, CA
International Christian Film Festival UK — Llanelli, UK
International Film Festival Ireland — Galway, Ireland
International Film Festival S. Africa — Dargle, South Africa
Red Rock Film Festival — Springdale/St. George, UT & Zion National Park
“Every Second Counts” is Sevan's third directorial accomplishment in the feature documentary genre. In 2004, he directed the award winning and critically acclaimed “Our House”. This year (2009) Sevan has two films being released, “Pulling John” and “Every Second Counts”.
Sevan has produced, directed, filmed in more than 60 countries, with History Channel, Discovery Channel and ESPN. He also works with the international renowned Vitamin Angels making short documentaries bring attention to malnourished children around the globe.
Carey never intended to be a filmmaker. Upon graduating from business school at UC Berkeley, he embarked upon a decade long mission of entrepreneurial soul searching and global adventure. From managing a bicycle business in San Francisco to starting a brewpub in Hong Kong, Carey's passion has always been the creative process and finding innovative ways to tell the story of a business and its people.
Carey has worked on several short documentaries, commercials, and a variety of content for the web. “Every Second Counts” is Carey’s first feature length project and directorial debut.
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