filmmaker with santa rosa ties directs ‘climb’, award winning documentary about this near-death experience

Neil Myers didn’t know anybody in Santa Rosa in the summer of 1969. He was 12, and his family had just moved to the city from Losa Angeles.

From Crash to Recovery, Triathlete Neil Myers to Share His Story Through Documentary at SBIFF

Nearly three years ago, Santa Barbara triathlete Neil Myers endured a tragic, life-changing bicycle accident that left him in the hospital for weeks.

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Of all the Santa Barbara Filmmaker features in SBIFF this year, none feels more “Santa Barbara” than Climb, a documentary by avid cyclist and triathlete Neil Myers, who was nearly killed in a bike-meets-windshield crash on Gibraltar Road


Who doesn’t like an inspirational story? Climb is a documentary of courage and determination that begins with Neil Myers, who lives in Santa Barbara.

SBIFF filmmaker’s “CLIMB” premieres as a heartfelt thank you to the Santa Barbara community

Neil Myers’ 57 minute documentary, his first, is a testament to the powerful embrace of Santa Barbara’s community. Myers carries us through his own personal and excruciating journey from a near-death trauma to a full and extraordinary recovery.

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The heartwarming documentary Climb. It’s the story of cyclist and triathlete Neil Myers, a triathlete who was nearly killed during a training ride — colliding head-on with a truck, breaking 16 bones in 26 places, collapsing both lungs, and suffering a brain bleed — and his battle to get back on his bike and began his journey back to competition in the Santa Barbara Triathlon.