“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.” - René Daumal
I recently had the pleasure of watching Drawn, a 40min film from Jeremy Collins. I came across the this by accident when I browsing Kickstarter, and was immediately disappointed to find that the funding period had already passed - I'd have to wait for the Banff Film Festival to come to town. Luckily for me, I guess Collins decided to release it online before-hand, so I wouldn't have to wait!
Drawn is about the journey to the 4 cardinal directions of Earth to discover one's path, and to honour the late Jonny Copp. Throughout the movie, Collins does a masterful job blending in his art in-between cuts, story-telling, and including footage that creates an enjoyable experience.
You can tell that Collins put a great deal of time and effort into the film, and because of that, it felt like a very genuine experience. I would thoroughly recommend the film to anyone with a thirst for discovery, adventure, and a love for the spiritual outdoors.
You can purchase/rent the movie here.