The Last Last Hike

83-year-old Nimblewill Nomad is about to become the oldest person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. But he didn’t start at Springer Mountain, Georgia – his trek began on Flagg Mountain in Alabama, the true southern terminus of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Throughout his odyssey, he’s meeting hikers along the way and sharing the magic of Flagg Mountain, where he has been the caretaker for the past three years. With more than two decades and 50,000 miles of hiking experience behind him, will this really be his last last hike?

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Official Selections: Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Lookout Wild Film Festival, Franklin International Indie Film Festival, Florida Environmental Film Festival, Colorado Environmental Film Festival, American Documentary and Animation Film Festival and Film Fund, Thin Line Fest, Wasatch Mountain Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, Crescent City Film Festival, FLICKFAIR Film Festival, Maui Film Festival, Tennessee International IndieFilm Fest

Awards and Honors: Best Short Documentary Film (Franklin International Indie Film Festival), Best Southeastern Film Award (Lookout Wild Film Festival),


About the Director

Céline François is a freelance documentary filmmaker with expertise in every stage of the production process from development to editing. Her passion for storytelling through film blossomed at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, where she graduated with a BFA in Documentary. She thrives in the fast-paced production environment and hopes to spend the rest of her career uplifting key voices, with a soft spot for authentic, human stories that showcase our collective humanity and relationship to the world we live in. When she's not working as part of the development team at Xpedition Media in Los Angeles, she's constantly pursuing independent documentary projects. Her latest documentary short about a 94-year-old Glacier National Park ranger is currently navigating the festival circuit and has won numerous awards, including a spot on the shortlist for the GSA BAFTA Student Awards.

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