After a busy winter, Pro Skier, Kalen Thorien decides to set out on a 270 mile, 18 day, solo high traverse in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. The film, largely self documented, examines our eternal search for answers and meaning. Kalen probably says it best, “We spend a lot of time seeking answers, hoping for outside forces to propel us into an elevated realm of thinking, the simplicity of a walk in the woods can provide the impermanence that we so often overlook. Out there it is uncluttered and simplified.”
Film Director, Dean Leslie, followed Kalen for 3 days in the beginning and at the end of her trip capturing footage for the documentary. Other than that, Kalen was alone and the majority of the film features footage she captured herself.
Directed by Dean Leslie
Produced by Dean Leslie & Hannah Slezacek
Cinematography by Dean Leslie & Kalen Thorien
Edited by Caroline Brouckaert & Dean Leslie