Kipchoge: The Last Milestone is a cinematic portrait of world record marathon holder Eliud Kipchoge as he prepares to break one of the last milestones in sporting history: the sub-two hour marathon. It follows his journey from his training grounds in Kenya, to the high-tech facilities in Europe, to his record attempt in Vienna. His motto: no human is limited. Kipchoge: The Last Milestone offers unprecedented access to Eliud, capturing the Kenyan marathon runner’s preparation ahead of his attempt to achieve the seemingly impossible. The film also takes a personal look at the athlete with footage from Kipchoge’s home in Kenya, interviews with those closest to him, the daily rituals of his life and the dynamics within his team and community. Director Jake Scott joins us for a conversation on working with Executive Producer Kevin Macdonald as well as the technical and logistical challenges of capturing behind-the-scenes team of specialist and the graceful choreography of the runners and the amazing Eliud Kipchoge.
About the director – Jake Scott is an Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated director. A partner in the Ridley Scott Creative Group, Jake is also a founder of music video production company Black Dog Films. Jake’s recent work includes the Clio and One Show award-winning ‘Runaway Train 25’; a world-first geo-located music video with Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey and Gallant reinterpreting Soul Asylum’s original song and video for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Jake’s 2019 film, American Woman made its debut at TIFF, with reviewers citing Sienna Miller’s performance as career defining. Commercial work includes the multi award-winning Johnnie Walker ‘Gentlemen’s Wager’ films featuring Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini, the famous trilogy of Budweiser Clydesdale Super Bowl commercials and three short films for HBO Voyeur, a ground-breaking multimedia campaign which won a Cannes Grand Prix and Cannes Cyber Lion. Jake also directed Nike’s Emmy-winning commercial, ‘Move.’ Jake gained early directorial prominence with his award-winning music video for REM’s ‘Everybody Hurts’. He made his feature film debut with Plunkett & Macleane, with Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Liv Tyler. He also directed ‘Welcome to the Rileys’, starring Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini, and Melissa Leo. For more go to: rsafilms.com/us/directors/jake-scott