Mountainfilm 2024: “Between the Mountain and the Sky,” A World Premiere!

Mountainfilm 2024: “Between the Mountain and the Sky,” A World Premiere!

Mountainfilm 2024 features 24 world premieres, including three features. One of the latter is Jeremy Power Regimbal’s “Between the Mountain and the Sky,” which opens in Telluride over Memorial Weekend. 

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Maggie Doyne & friends. Courtesy, “Between the Mountain and the Sky.”

“The goal of this documentary is to create a film about unconditional love, the power of love to heal, and the power of love to effect change in our world. The film will also celebrate the incredible strength and vulnerability it took for Maggie to share her story with the world, all in hopes of helping others in the process,” Jeremy Power Regimbal (Filmmaker).

Director Jeremy Power Regimbal, courtesy Miles Jay.


Maggie, courtesy “Between the Mountain and the Sky.

“Between the Mountain and the Sky” is a poignant tale that delves into the resilience of the human spirit and the profound impact of love. The doc features Maggie Doyne, the 2015 CNN Hero of the Year, a devoted CEO, humanitarian and guardian to many Nepalese children.

Maggie’s story began in the pause between the inhale and the exhale, a gap year between high school and college during which time she found her calling and future.

After graduation in New Jersey in 2005, Maggie’s parents supported their daughter’s wish to travel before college, so Maggie set out on a trip, first landing in India. When her peers left to further their educations, Maggie chose to stay put, volunteering at a home for orphaned children for two years alongside managing director Tope Malla, a Nepalese orphan.

Determined to better understand the issues facing these orphans, Maggie made her way through a war-torn Nepal to Tope’s rural village. There she met six-year-old Hima, a child barely surviving on the meager earnings from breaking stones to sell as gravel. Moved by Hima’s plight, Maggie covered the little girl’s costs for education. Then Maggie and Tope pooled resources, using Maggie’s $5,000 which was all her babysitting savings, to establish a children’s home, a women’s empowerment program, and school in Nepal.

 Their Kopila Valley Children’s Home came to provide tuition-free education for more than 400 students. Eventually, Maggie also launched the BlinkNow Foundation.

The work of the school and foundation have now been recognized around the world for their innovation and sustainable practices.

“This film is all about finding hope in the darkest of times, which our world needs more than ever these days,” added director Jeremy Power Regimbal.

After Jeremy and Maggie meet, they embarked on a profound journey to redefine what it means to be a family and ignite faith in the power of love.

“I was and am deeply moved by the courage and openness displayed by Maggie and her family, allowing me to document their transformative journey,” he added. “Their story encapsulates the essence of redefining family and underscores the power of resilience in the face of adversity. Making this film forever changed the course of my life for the better.”

Jeremy Power Regimbal, more:

In his early 20s, Jeremy Power Regimbal founded and internationally distributed The Lab Magazine, which featured conversations with luminaries such as Willem Dafoe, Brit Marling, Sam Rockwell, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Marina Abramović, and Noam Chomsky.

At age o27, Jeremy made his directorial debut, “In Their Skin,” which premiered to critical acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival and was picked up for theatrical distribution by IFC.

His documentary-style advertising work with global brands like MasterCard, Nike, Chevrolet, and CitiBank received praise from AdWeek, Creativity, Adage, Adland, and Shots, as well as a nomination for the YDA’s at the Cannes Lion Festival.

But after that short, but successful foray into the advertising world, Jeremy shifted his focus, going all in on his passion project; an intimate documentary “Between The Mountain and The Sky” (formerly known as “Love Letters for My Children”). The project spanned nearly two decades, traversing the landscapes of Nepal, the Netherlands, America, and Canada, and ultoimately produced by The Duplass Brothers Productions.

In addition, through his production company, MPWR CONTENT, Jeremy creates films and photography for charities and nonprofits, amplifying their voices and catalyzing meaningful change in communities around the world.

  • Janice Power
    Posted at 17:03h, 12 May Reply

    Can’t wait to see proud of Jeremy and all the Kopala crew! We look forward to seeing the kids that are now young adults who I have met over the years. Maggie and Jeremy are a living exam.ple of love and dedication!

    • Susan Viebrock
      Posted at 21:41h, 12 May Reply

      Jeremy seems to be an unusual and remarkable young man — who is married to a person exactly like him. Unusual and remarkable.

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