VIMFF 2014 :: FILMS :: 

Into The Mind

Canada, 84 minutes, 2013
Directed by Dave Mossop & Eric Crosland , Produced by Malcolm Sangster
Screening: Ski Features, Sun Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm (doors 6:30)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

From the creators of the award winning film “All.I.Can”, Sherpas Cinema is proud to present their newest feature film, Into The Mind.

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?

Directors Dave Mossop and Eric Crosland met in High-School in the 90's and have been working together on films ever since. At that time they lost 4 very close friends to an avalanche at Fortress mountain, Alberta, and this event proved very influential. Mossop and Crosland learned to appreciate the fragility of life and have strove to live everyday to the fullest. Their film company "Sherpas Cinema" was built from the ground up. They cut their teeth with short films that toured Worldwide with the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Crosland attended Capilano Film School and worked for various other film companies such as Freeride Entertainment and The Ride Guide TV show. Mossop graduated with distinction from the film program at UVic.
It had been a dream of theirs to produce a truly effective avalanche education film for youth, and that dream came true with the release of "The Fine Line" in 2009, now widely regarded as the best avalanche film in the World. "The Sherpas" have now developed a reputation for state-of-the-art cinematography, creative story-telling, and powerful theme. Their award-winning feature "All.I.Can" took the world by storm, hitting #1 on iTunes sales charts, and changing forever the way people think of ski-films.

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