SINCE THE EARLY DAYS of Warren Miller and Mountains of Storm, there has been a relentless push to use the cinematic form to show the limits of adventure, and the breaking point of the human body.
Each year producers tell stories of sending impossible lines or climbing the most windswept, brutal mountains in a way that’s more beautiful, inspiring, and thrilling than whatever came out the year before.
With the fall 2013 release of Into the Mind, Sherpas Cinema (the crew who created All.I.Can) may be taking the adventure story to the next level: deep into the core of human experience. The film appears to be centered on the psyche of the adventurer.
The copy accompanying the teaser reads more like a psych 101 course description:
Explore how we begin our perception of self, construct the foundations of confidence, and are ultimately led up the path of self-actualization.
Can the inner workings of the people who put their lives on the line for adventure be captured on film? My guess is no, but I’ll be watching to find out.