Miami to McKinley Movie Trailer
Showing Up is filming a movie about our great American adventure titled "Miami to McKinley". This film will document not only the 12,000 mile journey from Miami to Alaska and back again, but will feature inspiring and truly breathtaking footage from an expedition on North America's tallest mountain. This film will be submitted to the Sundance film festival to help promote the Showing Up message that the American dream is still alive. Ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary objectives by simply Showing Up. We are including every backer of this project in the credits of this film. It is our pleasure to take you with us on this inspirational, educational and unforgettable journey. We are also introducing the "Denali Scroll", an American flag with the names of each backer that pledges more than $35 to our project. The scroll will be taken to the summit of Mt. McKinley and left there for the rest of time. This scroll symbolizes the American spirit and your belief that daydreams can be transformed into a dream come true. The success of the Showing Up film also will help to launch a nationwide keynote speaking tour. This tour will help audiences of all ages to start making space in their lives for what is important to them.
It's time to make time!
Meet Showing Up
Ever had a dream? I mean a big one. One that takes time and energy and focus and patience? I'm not referring to your bucket list. Your dream is not there, for dreams do not belong in buckets. The dream I'm talking about is deep inside of you. The one that makes you.....you. Mine was to see Mount Everest. Not to climb it, just to see it. In 2011, I took a shot in hopes of scoring. I flew to Nepal with nothing more than a passport and my dream. My destination was Mount Everest base camp, or EBC. Along the trail to EBC, I met a climber attempting to be the first Dutch woman to climb Mount Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain in the world. Her name was Eveline. I fell in love with her the moment I met her. We later shared time together at EBC, marking the best day of my life.
In 2012, Eveline and I went back to Nepal together, although this time we were there to climb the flanks of Mount Everest together. We made a short film about the expedition called "Showing Up". Showing Up was a message of inspiration, motivation and love. It was also documented proof that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary objectives simply by showing up. Your dreams really can come true.
Eveline moved from the Netherlands to Miami to start a new life with me. It didn't take long before we were crafting our next adventure campaign. By now, the Showing Up movement had truly begun. Our journeys became as much about inspiring others as they did to accomplish personal goals. We truly want others to finally make the time to experience their Mount Everest.
Climbing Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America, was Eveline's dream since she was a teenager. At over 20,000 feet high, McKinley epitomizes the wilderness of Alaska. It is cold, harsh and unbelievably beautiful. Driving almost 12,000 miles round trip from Miami, Florida to Anchorage, Alaska and attempting to summit Eveline's dream, will make Miami to McKinley an unrivaled American adventure.
Consider this your invitation to join us. Our "Denali Scroll" will have your name on it. We will do our best to take you to the roof of North America with us. Our Showing Up gifts and rewards, pictured and listed on this page, were created not just to thank you, but to remind you. They are reminders that your dreams are important, your dreams deserve your time, nothing takes the place of your presence and Showing Up works.
Take that shot, you just might score.
Eric and Eveline.
Check out our gifts and rewards!
After making your pledge, please send Showing Up an email with the color and sizes of the merchandise you would like to receive.
Ball caps are available in brown (gold patch) and cream (navy patch). A limited supply of other cap/patch combinations are available (pictured).
Guy's t-shirts: M,L,XL (Black/Teal-White/Green-Blue/Purple)
Gal's t-shirts: S,M,L (Black/Silver-Berry/Salmon)
Email us at ShowingUpAgain@gmail.com and enjoy your gear. Send us a photo wearing your Showing Up gear and we will post it on our website/facebook.
Risks and challenges
Showing Up has produced several videos and short films in the last year. This experience has given us great confidence that our Miami to McKinley short film will be ready for viewers by the early fall of 2013. Although Showing Up will be filming, editing and producing the film, challenges and time constraints do arise in film making. That being said, all of our permits and logistics for the road trip, climb and filming have been secured as of April 2013. We will be posting updates on the film's progress and projected release date on all of our social media sites. If there are any delays, our backers and fans will be the first to know.
There are inherent risks and objective hazards in any extreme sport. High altitude mountaineering poses some danger. But between a skilled expedition team and years of combined experience, the success rate for Mt. McKinley expeditions is high and the fatality rate is low. In addition, the Showing Up rewards program is guaranteed to our backers regardless of a successful summit bid from our team.
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