Welcome into the mind of JP Auclair, the athlete and co-director of Sherpas Cinema's viral "JP Auclair Street Segment (from All.I.Can.)" - vimeo.com/32863936
Perhaps JP fell asleep on that "Uphill" Bus, and had something of a nightmare. Now he's charging down midnight streets, chased by a spotlight: the gaze of the dreamer. As if in the gutters of the mind, he is surrounded by symbols of the dream world, fears and memories that come in the form of projections. When JP encounters a challenging obstacle, he is outstaged by a younger and more capable athlete. Enter Tom Wallisch, one of the worlds most prolific freestyle skiers and an Olympic hopeful for Sochi 2014. Though the chase now seems to be between Tom and JP, at the end of the segment we meet the dreamer themselves, the spotlight that has been following them. The dreamer hurtles past JP and Tom, towards a potentially fatal life decision. Watch the feature film to see what happens next...
The JP Auclair Street Segment (from INTO THE MIND) communicates on a different level of cinematic expression. Each image has meaning, and each sequence triggers emotions, just as a dream does. Though not always easy to interpret or articulate, the segment, like the film, harbours a philosophy of human kind. What drives us to overcome challenge? How do we justify risk? What forces are at the core of a skiing/snowboarding addiction?
Join JP Auclair, Tom Wallisch and Sherpas Cinema as they explore how the mind confronts challenges, and how we are ultimately led up the path to 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
Cinematography: Dave Mossop
Segment Directors: Dave Mossop & JP Auclair
Producer: Malcolm Sangster
Production Manager: Momme Halbe
Sound Design: Fred Paragano
VFX: Eva Abramycheva
Athletes: JP Auclair and Tom Wallisch
"BEST FEATURE-LENGTH MOUNTAIN FILM" - Banff Mountain Film Festival 2011
"BEST DOCUMENTARY" - IF3 Film Festival Montreal 2011
"MOST INNOVATIVE VISUAL FX" - IF3 Film Festival Montreal 2011
"BEST SKI FILM" - Adventure Film Festival, Boulder 2011
"BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY" - ESPN Fan Favorites 2011
"PEOPLES CHOICE" and "BEST SKI FILM" - Fernie Film Festival, BC 2011
"BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY" - International Freeride Film Festival, France 2011
"BEST PICTURE" - International Freeride Film Festival, France 2011
"BEST FILM OF THE YEAR" - Adventure Film Festival, Copenhagen 2011