ARGON FILMS HITTING NEW BOARDERS
HOW IT STARTED...
The Nissan Outdoor Games are annually held in Chamonix and well known as the largest Actionsports film festival in europe. In winter 2009, a group of professional austrian filmmakers took part and consequently found themselves winning the „best film“ award against a very strong field of components from all over the world. This venue marked the real kick off for Team Argon as professional multi media collective. Their skills helped them to win the award again in summer 2010, and that alone should speak for the capability and creativity of all members.
All members have a deep connection to snowboarding and it was only a matter of time until the idea of an own movie project should become reality.
THE NEW PROJECT: EUPHORIA
Sometimes it seems that the first considerations and spontaneous ideas are the best, especially when it comes to creating something new. The cornerstone for "EUPHORIA“ as project was placed at a cozy gathering in the Zillertal where a bunch of film enthusiasts met to discuss and to realize a well produced movie, which should motivate the people to go snowboarding even without 40-stairs-rails or triple corks shown. Additionally the movie should be based on sessions rather than on classic rider-parts and it should cover all aspects of the snowboarding sport. The riders should be a good mix of charging rookies and some veterans, not only of Austrian origin. Long story short: It comes different than you might think. However, we had lots of fun.
Ridingwise you can expect a cool mix of Old Dogs and Young Guns and thats what makes it special. Steve Gruber, Flo Heim, Tom Tramnitz, Tom Klocker, Alex Walch, Mario Wanger, Chris and Rudi Kröll, Jocki Köffler, Herby Thaler, Fips Gruber, Michi Stanschitz, Dominik Wagner and a bunch of other guys share their experiences during trips in middle europe, Japan, the US and many other places.
The Project: EUPHORIA