The Next Thing is an adventure documentary about the world’s first standup paddleboard (SUP) crossing of the Northwest Passage.
After an unsupported, 766 mile SUP journey from Washington to Alaska Karl Krüger was still searching for the limit of his capabilities as an athlete and adventurer. This summer he’s setting out to find it. Through his 1900 mile Arctic journey, the film explores the human condition, the history of the Northwest Passage (NWP), the indigenous people who have lived there for millennia, and the climate change that not only threatens it, but allows Karl to navigate it. It’s a new take on the human explorer tradition, addressing immense challenges with vulnerability and curiosity.