For Immediate Release
Orlando, Fla. November 5, 2015 –– Everest Media Productions and IDEAS, an Orlando-based media and experience design company, have announced a joint venture to bring the story of Apa Sherpa, the world record holder for the most Mt. Everest summits, to multiple media outlets and educational venues across the World.
Proceeds from the effort will be returned to the continued rebuilding of Nepal after a massive earthquake in April killed over 9,000.
Jerry Mika, managing partner at Everest Media Productions commented that, “Apa has inspired many by his record-setting accomplishment of 21 summits, and now it is our honor to team with him and IDEAS to spread his story to a global audience.”
Everest Media Productions and IDEAS have over 50 hours of HD and 360-degree immersive content. Their strategy will encompass the production of audience experiences, including film, documentary television, virtual reality and augmented reality for museums, science centers, and educational programs, as well as children’s features and stories. The story will center on Apa’s life achievements, the Sherpa culture and the changing environment in the Himalayas.
“The project will benefit from the ‘Power of Story,’ delivered by IDEAS and multiplied by the advanced optical systems that we have developed,” said Phil Ruggieri, CEO of IDEAS. “You only have to meet Apa one time, listen carefully to his modest account of his life, and you will realize that the spirit he exudes is the reason we must share his story across the world.”