Sherpas Cinemas Brings "Into the Mind" World Tour to Los Angeles
Latest feature from Canadian filmmakers, repped in the U.S. by Accomplice Media, will also screen in Europe, Asia.
(October 31, 2013)
Into the Mind, Sherpas Cinema's new film about an anonymous skier's attempt to climb and ski the ultimate mountain, will screen twice in the Los Angeles area next week as part of its current World Tour. Screenings of the film, which won the International Freeski Film Festival (iF3) Award as Film-the-Year, are slated for November 8 at the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles and November 13th at the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo. The follow up to All.I.Can, Sherpas Cinema's acclaimed 2011 film, Into the Mind combines stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques in an epic adventure about risk, perseverance and the quest for achievement.
The film's World Tour will continue with screenings across Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and elsewhere. One critic called the film "a genre-bending hybrid of a ski and snowboard film crossed with Planet Earth crossed with a high-budget acid trip."
The Sherpas, who have signed with Los Angeles-based Accomplice Media for commercial representation, began their careers by shooting short ski films. Their work caught the attention of such international brands as Black Diamond Equipment, The North Face, Clif Bar and Universal Music Group, who became their partners and collaborators in a variety of content projects and music videos. In 2011, they wrote, produced and directed their first feature film, All.I.Can, which won more than a dozen awards at film festivals worldwide, including the X-Dance Film Festival (Best Film), Adventure Film Festival (Best Film of the Year) and ESPN Fan Favorites (Best Cinematography). It also ranked first on iTunes among Sports Movies in 2011.
Filming locations for Into the Mind included sites in British Columbia; Alberta; Denali National Park, Alaska; the Swiss Alps, the Himalayas, Bolivia and Costa Rica. It includes performances by Callum Pettit, Kye Petersen, Ian MacIntosh, Tom Wallisch, J.P. Auclair and many other world-class skiers.
Where: Vista Theatre, Los Angeles, November 8, 2013
Old Town Music Hall, El Segundo, November 13, 2013
About the film: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.
From the creators of the award-winning adventure film All.I.Can, Sherpas Cinema presents 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?