Netflix Climbs Aboard Sundance Doc “Skywalkers: A Love Story”

Netflix has acquired the Sundance documentary Skywalkers: A Love Story.

Seven years in the making, Skywalkers centers on Angela Nikolau and Ivan Beerkus as they travel across the globe, climbing enormous structures to capture a view of the world from above.

The film, directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Maria Bukhonina, begins with each of our leads operating independently, following them through their courtship up to their historic attempt to climb the world’s last super skyscraper in Malaysia and perform an acrobatic lift on its spire.

Nikolai and Berkus are a real-life couple who have gained international attention for their bold acrobatic stunts and incredible footage captured at the apex of their climbs. To the delight of Park City attendees, they made a surprise appearance after the premiere on Thursday night.

Though no terms of the deal were disclosed, the acquisition comes in the wake of several other Sundance purchases, with the Christopher Reeve documentary Super/Man and Megan Park’s My Old Ass starring Aubrey Plaza and Maisy Stella reportedly in final negotiations with Warner Bros. and Amazon’s MGM Studios respectively.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.