THE HIGHEST PASS (2012): A Feature Documentary Film
Written, Directed and Produced by Adam Schomer & i2i Productions
Part heart-pounding adventure, part spiritual quest, THE HIGHEST PASS, premiered its theatrical release in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s theatres to sold out audiences. The award-winning film shares the journey of seven seekers who follow a guru with a Vedic death prophecy on a motorcycle trip up to the highest pass of the Indian Himalayas.
The young guru, Anand Mehrotra, takes us on a motorcycle journey that will begin in Rishikesh, India, the birthplace of yoga, and will end in the high mountain region of Ladakh. Adam Schomer accepts the challenge, even though he’s never ridden a motorcycle and joins Mehrotra, who at twenty-seven bears a prophecy that he will die in an accident before the age of thirty. Five men and one woman join this expedition that will take them 2000 km over some of the most dangerous roads in the world where they ultimately climb over the highest motorable mountain pass en route to facing death. “Only the one who dies, truly lives.” Over 21 days and up to an elevation of 18,000 feet along a winding road, they never let low oxygen, altitude sickness, river-flooded roads, icy edges, snow and loaded trucks dampen their spirits or, ultimately, their deeper selves.
Jon Anderson, leader singer of YES, wrote two songs for the film (“The Highest Pass” and “Waking Up”) with film composer Michael Mollura.
The film won the Spotlight Award at Topanga and has also received the Audience Award at San Diego Film Festival and the Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Naples International Film Festival.
"The highest road in the world is within us, this whole journey is to know that." -Anand
Adam Schomer: Writer - Director - Producer
Adam Schomer is a documentary film and TV Director, Writer, Producer and the president of i2i Productions. Recently he produced and released the incredibly successful HEAL documentary, a #1 iTunes Best Seller, created the HealSummit with self help powerhouse Hay House, helped get Heal on Netflix for 2019, and managed all international deals, like the #2 best selling DVD for Heal Germany and negotiated deals worldwide. He is in post production on The Road To Dharma 10 episodes television series. And he is currently developing three docu-series and two features that are meaningful, inspiring, and bring wisdom through entertainment.
Anand Mehrotra: Our Guide & Master Yogi
Anand Mehrotra is a Master Yogi, Teacher, Vedic Astrologer, and creator of the Sattva Yoga Academy and Sattva Centre in Rishikesh India. In addition to THE HIGHEST PASS, Anand is featured in the documentary AWAKE: THE STORY OF YOGANANDA, the docu-series YOGIC PATHS, and the soon to release docu-series THE ROAD TO DHARMA, where he guides a group of regular folks on a high stakes motorcycle journey through the Himalayas to four sacred sites that reveal our true inner freedom. Anand's teachings can be found at www.SattvaConnect.com and his courses and centre at www.SattvaYogaAcademy.com
Michael Mollura: Original Music & Composer
Mollura is primarily known as being the critically acclaimed composer for such feature films as: CLIMATE REFUGEES, AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA, THE HIGHEST PASS, HARE KRISHNA, HEAL, and the docu-series THE ROAD TO DHARMA. Michael Mollura has been the "go to" composer for films that have dramatic spiritual or healing themes including dark Gothic and Psychological Thriller genres as evident in dramatic feature films like Nebraska, Reconciliation and Clarity. His blend of traditional Eastern musicality and western minimalism is an alchemical solution to any production seeking depth with an original and memorable score. www.michaelmolluramusic.com
UNITING THROUGH WISDOM & ENTERTAINMENT
i2i Productions, is known for going to extreme places and lengths to follow heroic stories that empower you. Our award winning film THE HIGHEST PASS (2012) was theatrically released and took a deep look at fear and death amidst an epic Himalayan motorcycle adventure. THE POLYGON (2014) explored the villages most affected by forty years of Soviet nuclear testing and the people who band together to survive when government turns a blind eye. ONE LITTLE PILL (2015) reveals a startlingly simple new method to treat alcoholism that has been held back for too long. THE ROAD TO DHARMA (2019) is an 10 episode Docu-Series for television that follows a courage group of real people seeking freedom on a motorcycle adventure through the Himalayas to four sacred sites of freedom. This uniquely intelligent series combines travel, adventure, and spirituality in a way that will inspire curiosity in us all; what can be more important than freedom. Recently, Adam Schomer produced and architected the release of the feature documentary HEAL (2017) that looks at the science and journey behind changing one’s beliefs, thoughts, emotions and perceptions in order to cure disease. HEAL is a #1 Best-Selling Documentary on iTunes, released on NETFLIX in 2019, partnered with Hay House Publishing for the Heal Summit and features the likes of Dr. Deepak Chopra, Gregg Braden, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Anita Moorjani and many more esteemed consciousness experts. WOMEN OF THE WHITE BUFFALO (2019) is a feature documentary diving into the missing and murdered indigenous women of the Lakota Tribe and the spirit of those women that can no longer go unheard; currently in post production.
i2i Productions is located in Santa Monica, California.