Into the Mind Film Preview: Adventure, Risk, and a JP Auclair Street Skiing Encore
PUT YOUR HEADPHONES AND WATCH THIS FULL SCREEN, SHIT IS DOPE!
After making the rounds to the adventure film festivals last season, Sherpas Cinema‘s All.I.Canwon no fewer than 20 awards, including best cinematography from MountainFilm in Telluride, Colorado, and best feature-length mountain film from the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Alberta, Canada. The film’s “Street Skiing” scene with French Canadian freeskier/genius JP Auclair flipping, flying, and skidding down snow-parched streets, brilliantly edited to LCD Soundsystem’s “Dance Yrself Clean,” was an Internet sensation (which we are proud to have broken first on this blog). It now has 1.4 million plays on Vimeo alone.
Needless to say, expectations are high for Sherpas Cinemas’s next release, Into the Mind. The trailer dropped earlier this month with the dazzling cinematography and drama the decade-old team is know for, causing a great rush of social-media fervor. The film features mountain sport heavy-hitters such as Tom Wallisch, Xavier de le Rue, Callum Pettit, Ingrid Backstrom, Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, and (kayaker) Rush Sturges. And yes, JP Auclair is back for an “urban segment 2.0.” We can’t wait.
We’ll probably need to see the full film to fully understand how the filmmakers are getting “into the mind” of these boundary-pushing risk takers. They’ve drawn on a Buddha quote: “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” We’re intrigued. Into the Mind is due out fall 2013.
Co-director Eric Crosland answered a few questions for us about the film.