b4apres Media's debut film, “AZADI: Freedom”, is a cultural documentary as seen through the eyes of skiers. Set in the disputed region of Kashmir, an area deemed the “most dangerous place in the world” during the violent militant insurgency of the 1990's. What director Anthony Bonello and crew find in 2010 is an aesthetically beautiful landscape and a people eager for Kashmir to once again become “a paradise on earth.” Whilst exploring the mountains surrounding the world's highest skiable gondola, the crew meet vibrant local characters, ski picturesque forests and thin alpine air. Through beautiful cinematography, interviews, animation and quiet pauses, this backcountry ski film will give you a greater understanding of one of the most negatively publicized regions on the planet... and leave you yearning for winter.
Featuring: Forrest Coots, Colin Puskas, Chad Sayers, Peter Velisek.
Also featuring: Billa Bakshi, Yakub Dunoo, Arif Khan, Showkat Ahmmad and others.
Supported by Haglofs, Moment Skis, Icebreaker, Powderguide.com, Black Diamond, Biglines.com and Smith Optics.
SAMSARA is a new non verbal documentary film by the creators of 1992's lauded BARAKA. It took five years to make, and was shot in over 100 locations in 25 countries. It is one of only a handful of films to be shot on 70mm film in the last forty years. Directed by Ron Fricke and produced by Mark Magidson.
SAMSARA will be in US Theaters August 24th 2012, with international releases soon to follow.
From the makers of All.I.Can comes the new feature film: INTO THE MIND. Blur the lines between dream state and reality, as you perceive the world through the minds of many. Into the Mind contemplates the experiences passed between mentors and peers to paint a philosophical portrait of human kind. What drives us to overcome challenge? How do we justify risk? What forces are at the core of a mountain addiction? Unique athlete segments over a multitude of mountain sport genres depict the connectivity of Earth, and window into never seen before moments. Explore how we begin our perception of self, construct the foundations of confidence, and are ultimately led up the path of self-actualization.
As Buddha once said, “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
Into The Mind is about becoming.
Presented by The North Face
Created by Sherpas Cinema - sherpascinema.com
Directors: Dave Mossop and Eric Crosland
Producer: Malcolm Sangster
Teaser Music: A Tribe Called Red - Electric Powwow (Available for free at electricpowwow.com )
Original Score by Jacob Yoffee, Sound Design: Cody Petersen
The Ocean Floor Race is a 160 mile non stop foot-race across the Egyptian Western desert. Entrants are guided by gps and navigate through an area specifically known as the White desert. The race is open to a range of abilities of reasonable fitness from elite athletes to occasional joggers and with a time limit of 96 hours to complete is achievable at walking pace. Entrants are guided to manned tented check points every 15 miles along the route where supplies of water and food are waiting . Entrants decide when to run, walk, rest and eat. This ultra marathon event can be entered via the website oceanfloorrace.com/
This is a companion piece to the upcoming documentary, "El Chivo." It's a story of UltraMarathon champions returning to Mexico's Copper Canyon to compete in one of the most arduous foot races on earth, and one made famous by Christopher McDougall in his book, "Born To Run." Produced and Directed by Rod Murphy. Filmed and Edited by Dylan Trivette.