An epic cinematic and musical collaboration between Sherpa filmmaker Jennifer Peedom and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, that explores humankind’s fascination with high places.

Fellow collaborators to this unique project are British writer Robert Macfarlane (author of the award winning Mountains of the Mind) and leading high altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk (Sherpa, Meru). Richard Tognetti’s recorded score is stunning; soaring as the camera climbs vertiginous slopes or swoops across rocky peaks. With all this earthly beauty, it’s hard to believe that only three centuries ago, the idea of conquering a peak was considered crazy. Mountains were once solely places of peril, not beauty.

The absorbing narration traces our modern day fascination – our irresistible and sometimes fatal attraction to the dizzying heights. Peedom’s follow-up to Sherpa (SFF 2016) is a suitably uplifting, symphonic ode to high places.


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Jennifer Peedom


90 mins




Jennifer Peedom, Robert Macfarlane

Jo-Anne McGowan

Distributor: Madman Entertainment, Produced by Stranger Than Fiction and Lingo Pictures, in association with Camp 4 Collective, Sherpas Cinema and the ACO

Richard Tognetti