Vitaly Cheresh is a Skydiver, Base jumper,
Cinematographer. Vitaly had lost 13 friends within his flying
One day he came up with an idea, to leave a history of all
of them, who dedicates their lives to aerial extreme sports
activities. He decided, that in case of his death, he will have
at least something to leave behind him for his 8 y.o. daughter
Nicole, who is living in a different country.
He started to organize a team, to make it happened in 2018.
By this time, the project Above The Ground is filmed, more
than 200 people were involved in the shooting.
He hopes, this project will aware of the upcoming generation to
be safer. He wants to share the sky, the knowledge of people,
who faced their friend’s loss, who faced accidents, survived,
and have something to share with the world.
While filming the movie, Vitaly met his wife Karyna, who
was so passionate about the sky, even before they met. He
started feeling himself the same feelings when his wife was
jumping, that his friends, mother were feeling when he was
performing the most dangerous disciplines in aerial extreme