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One of the first to see ‘Into the Mind’

Into the Mind feature film

Recently I got the opportunity to watch the worldwide premiere of this feature film. In fact, thanks to time zones I was the one of the third group of people in the world to see it. From this auspicious beginning the night just got better.  Having been invited by a friend I didn’t know that much about the film but I trusted their judgement and knew it would be worthwhile. Some research the afternoon before attending the screening revealed the Into the Mind “is is a story of rising to the ultimate challenge. Having the courage to risk fatal exposure and the perseverance demanded on the quest for achievement. These are not solely physical feats, they are mental conquests.”

Intrigued I watched the trailer (see below) after which I was really looking forward to seeing the movie. Shot on location in Alaska, the Himalayas and Bolivia the cinematography was beautiful, the scenery breathtaking and the sound track moving. The movie looks at why we are inspired to rise to challenges in our lives and what we learn on this journey to attain them with a series of chapters that I didn’t always follow and there were a few sequences which I feel didn’t fit with the tone of the piece but on the whole it was a really interesting film.

I am not sure when it will be screened again in South Africa but there are still screenings going on around the world but if you get the chance I would recommend you watch this film of for nothing else but the scenery, cinematography and sound track. Find out more at http://intothemindmovie.com/ otherwise here is a taste of what to expect from ‘Into the Mind’.


Legends & Heroes

What do you get when you take a clear winter’s day in Cape Town, have a helicopter filming from the sky, three more cameras on the ground, a huge Freightliner Argosy truck and trailer rig and Table Mountain as a backdrop?

A pretty rockstar filmshoot that I was part of a couple of weeks ago and here’s the end result…


In the Jump Seat – DVD Teaser

In December of last year I teamed up with Hilton Mundy, who founded ShortFinal.TV, to film a behind the scenes documentary called In the Jump Seat during the 2011 Ysterplaat Air Show incorporating Wings and Wheels right here in Cape Town. If you have ever wanted to fly, wondered how aerobatic teams prepare their displays, thought about how many crew it takes to pilot a helicopter or dreamt of breaking the sound barrier in a fighter jet then this DVD is for you!

Hilton and myself in the 22 Squadron hanger at Air Force Base Ysterplaat

In this video, filmed over four days at the Wings and Wheels Airshow at Air Force Base Ysterplaat in Cape Town, we follow three pilots from their pre-flight briefings to post-flight analysis. With all-access passes and exclusive interviews, we bring you some never before seen footage of these pilots and their aircraft in action.

The pilots we followed were continue reading and watch DVD trailer