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"The Arctic 12" - Jackie Paaso
In April 2021 a team composed of two couples, a pair of professional big mountain skiers, and two IFMGA guides set out on a 415km traverse above the Arctic Circle. The goal was to summit and ski all of the 2000 meter peaks in Sweden. This is an area where the tallest peaks are changing due to melting glaciers and new 2000 meters peaks are being discovered as recently as 2016. The journey will take them through what is often considered Europe's last wilderness. The team will face the unpredictable weather of the Arctic, abnormally unstable avalanche conditions, and perhaps the biggest challenge, each other. If successful they could be the first crew to do so in one go during winter conditions.
Cast: Jackie Paaso, Erin Smart, Reine Barkered, Benjamin Ribeyre
Produced by: Kollektive Productions
Executive Producer: Jackie Paaso
Videography: Martin Olson
Post Production: Martin Olson & Darren Hamlin
"Nix" - Sander Hadley
Nix is the latin word for snow. For pro skier, Sander Hadley, snow has been the driving force in his life. In the film, Nix, Sander describes his journey as a pro skier, the ups and downs of the industry, dealing with his father’s death, and eventually, finding happiness in the simplicity of living life closer to the land at home in Idaho.
Featuring the skiing of: Sander Hadley, Erin Spong and Bo Ferro
Shot on location at: Pebble Creek Ski Area, Galena Pass and Beartooth Pass
"Island Day" - Dave Kercheval
Those essential days among those of structure, obligation, and commitment. These coordinated mechanisms of action are suspended among this world’s most intimate dance with balance. One nurse finds his balance as needed, and lends you a perspective into his time between. Through a days glimpse into a venture of coastal ranges and salty shores. Our Dave, departs the hospital after a long stretch of night shifts, consistent as the tide he moves to a favorably undiscovered nature and finds his restoration. He intends to attend life’s balancing act and dance with scales. By boat he sails to isolated shores to join the ocean, seeking swell for a morning’s ride and gentle winds of compliment. Only then does the scale begin to tip, and he retreats to the dense mountains for an afternoon's slide. High above it all, this Dave finds his sought after balance in acquaintance to the natural world of these cascading peaks. There, he holds space to embrace all of life's essential dualities, and finds harmony on his day of the in-between; his "Island Day".
Athletes: Dave Kercheval, Brooklyn Bell
Directed by: Matt Roebke, Dave Kercheval
Cinematography: Matt Roebke
"Southwest Scramble" - Cody Cirillo
This season was hard. A pandemic, avalanches, injuries - sometimes you just want to get away from it all. After a trying winter filled with a pandemic, avalanches, injuries, and ideas that just didn’t work, skier Cody Cirillo wanted to get away from it all. So, he took to the road. Southwest Scramble follows Cody on a bike-to-ski journey from his home of Telluride, CO to the Southern mountains of Utah. Through hundreds of miles of road, gale-force winds, and excruciating climbs, his arduous excursion ultimately pushes his journey inwards.
Cinematography: Colton Farrow, Ian McMullen
Editing: Ian McMullen
Photography: Matthew Tufts
"Home Lines" - Picture
Global warming, has forced us all to change our old habits and to take a new look at our local mountains. Searching for adventure in your own backyard makes so much sense. Home Lines adjusts to this new paradigm, choosing to embark on a low impact expedition close to home. No moralizing or judgment implied, just a simple proposition, a yearning, an experience.
Written by: David Malacrida
Directed by: Yucca Films
Produced by: Picture and Bug Visionnaries.
Starring: Léo Taillefer, Coline Ballet-Baz, Jackie Paaso, Aurel Lardy, David Malacrida, Pierre Cadeau, Jake Holland, Clement Robert