The Element Write up …
INTO THE MIND – SYNOPSIS
The new film by Sherpas Cinema
This is a story of rising to the ultimate challenge. Having the courage to risk fatal exposure and the perseverance demanded on the quest for achievement. These are not solely physical feats, they are mental conquests. (*optional text)
From the creators of the award winning film “All.I.Can”, Sherpas Cinema is proud to present their newest feature film, Into The Mind. With stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques, the Sherpas blur the lines between dream state and reality, and immerse you into the mind of a common skier as he attempts to climb and ski the ultimate mountain. Innovative athlete segments are actually a glimpse into his dreamscape, each one harboring messages that help inform our hero’s current, real-life choices. As you experience the majesty of Alaska, Bolivia, the Himalaya and beyond, Into the Mind paints a philosophical portrait of human kind. How do we balance risk versus reward? Why are we inspired to rise to the challenges in our lives and what do we learn on this journey to attain them?
Callum Pettit, Kye Petersen, JP Auclair, Tom Wallisch, Rory Bushfield, Eric Hjorleifson, Austin Ross, Kris Erickson, Johnny Collinson, Xavier de le Rue, Benji Farrow, Ingrid Backstrom, Izzy Lynch, Angel Collinson, DCP, Jimmy Chin, Renan Öztürk, Matty Richard , Ian Mcintosh, Mark Abma, Conrad Anker, Samuel Anthamatten, Karma Tsering, Chris Rubens, Julian Carr, Stan Rey, Tatum Monod, James McSkimming, Joel Loverin
Whistler, Revelstoke, Nelson, and Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada
Denali National Park, Alaska, USA
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Logistics: The Empire
Riders: Even, Jesper, Alex, Andreas
Guides: Steve, Anne Marthe, Kjetil
Norwegian Old School Shredders:
Check them out on www.facebook.com/theresalwaysnextseason
There’s Always Next Season is a classic underdog story, where we’ve managed to gather the whole crew some 15 years later, including the local legends Daniel Mikkelsen (the only one who went pro – riding for Burton for several years before abruptly quitting snowboarding all together back in 2006), Roy Olsen and Stian Tapani Gundersen (whom landed the first ever documented cab 1260 in a big air contest back in 1997 (!)) and whose paths in life has taken dramaticly different turns. Given the degree of “washupness” amongst these riders we’ve gone into this project basically without any sponsors, Steve and The Empire was actually the first ones to hook the crew up. Much appreciation!!
The short edit from Svalbard that’s online now is the first few frames we’ve released from the production that’s been going on for 1 year now. Next up is the official trailer that’s dropping in January. Featured riders in the Svalbard segment are as follows: Roy Olsen, Stian Tapani Gundersen, Stian Skjærvik, Mikael Bones Olsen, Lars Moltzau and Johannes Sjøblom.
After a shred session at Vika Skate Park and some highly technical conversation The Empire is please to announce that Danny Larsen of Norway will be joining us on our North to South Expedition 2013. He is the first of five skiers and snowboarders that will cross the island and walk some 600km.
Brand new media on its way … all eyes on www.theempire.no “Media” “Video”