By Randy Pierce
This past winter, I set out to summit all 48 of New Hampshire’s peaks over 4,000 feet high in just one single winter season. Filmmaker Dina Sutin chose to capture this trek on film because she believed there was a compelling story for her to discover and share. The resulting documentary delivers a journey from exhilaration to exhaustion, and ultimately triumph! With a backdrop of the White Mountains’ most majestic winter moments, it showcases the experience shared by Quinn, Justin Fuller, myself, and many other hikers along the path.
We understood the challenge going into the quest: no blind person had ever climbed the 48 and only 46 people had ever achieved this feat in a single winter season. I would set out with Quinn and the support of some pretty incredible other hikers to demonstrate both canine and human potential. I’m very proud of the achievement and the support which made it possible but I think that Dina’s film has more than matched that accomplishment.
Her initial teaser has been crafted into a powerful 48-minute piece. We are pleased to announce that it is being showcased in as many places we can manage in the very near future.
The name “Four More Feet” is meaningful on several levels. It obviously refers to the four-paw drive of the Mighty Quinn who was a substantial part of the success. Then, he might look at it as the four feet of myself and Justin, who was unquestionably the most fundamental human element of my successful finish. But the most powerful part of the name, I think, is unveiled in the movie’s message about perseverance to accomplish difficult goals.
For me, each time I share the experience of her film, I get to relive the “hikes” into history with some new friends along the trails. So I hope you’ll take a look at our homepage or the movie page for Four More Feet and come experience the journey with me and the Mighty Quinn!
“Four More Feet” is coming soon to a theater near you!
Saturday, September 1, 2012
AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch
The first public preview for New Hampshire. Join me, Quinn, Justin, and the filmmaker for a Q&A session after the film.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Essex Cinemas, T-Rex Theater
Myself, Quinn, Justin, and the filmmaker will be at the show and available for questions.
Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to:
– $2.00 per ticket to cover administrative costs incurred by Essex Cinemas
– 25% of remaining total will go to the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
– 75% will go to 2020 Vision Quest