Austria's Red Bull Media House will unspool McConkey at Cannes, a portrait of U.S. extreme skiing and BASE-jumping icon Shane McConkey, who died in an accident in 2009.
Pic is RBMH's move away from straight-to-vid or VOD films aimed at core sports communities into features targeting more mainstream audiences.
"Rather like Asif Kapadia's Senna, this is not one action scene after another, it's character-driven, the portrait of a unique, very passionate person," Tasioulis said.
RBMH will also screen Cerro Torre at a buyer-invitation only event. Pic follows Austrian David Lama's first free ascent of Cerro Torre, Patagonia's needle mountain.
Both pics form part of RBMH's three-pronged production strategy, Tasioulis said.
This sees RBMH making features with global theatrical release potential; local movies that play in select territories -- Tasioulus reckons Torre could open in Italy, Spain and Germany; and non-theatrical action movies featuring, for example, the greatest surf stunts ever, released in all windows simultaneously.
RBMH announced its first fiction feature, Twist, a heist movie meshing action sports and street culture, at the Berlin Film Festival in February.