WINNER Best Mountain Sports Film - Banff Mountain Film Festival 2011
WINNER Best International Short Documentary - All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival 2011
WINNER Best Family Film - 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival (Florida) 2011
WINNER Best Short Film - X-Dance Film Festival (Utah) 2012
WINNER Best Documentary - Powder Magazine Video awards 2012
WINNER Cold Smoke Award - Cold Smoke Awards 2012
WINNER Best Documentary, Award of Merit - Best Shorts Competition 2012
WINNER Best Short Film - Vancouver Intl Mountain Film Festival 2012
WINNER Most Inspirational Film - 5Point Film Festival 2012
WINNER People's Choice Award - 5Point Film Festival 2012
WINNER Best Feature - Yosemite Film Festival 2012
Josh Dueck was an aspiring skier and coach until a ski accident in 2004 changed his life for good. After coming to the realization that he would never walk again, Josh made a conscious decision to make the best of a terrible situation. Within 1 year he was back on snow doing what he loved, and shortly after, his determination took him to the top of the podium in the sport of Sit-skiing. Despite his success in the world of competitive skiing, he wasn't satisfied as a skier. Josh's dream is to tackle the backcountry, and the steepest and wildest mountains in the world. In ‘The Freedom Chair’, it's a dream fulfilled.
Initially, we'd set out to make an episode of the web series Salomon Freeski TV with Josh, but after spending a few days with him we realized the true power of his story and knew we had to do more. The film is 15 minutes long.
Short version is now showing on Salomon Freeski TV
Full film coming to iTunes soon
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-Winner of the 2011 New Belgium Clips of Faith Film Contest/Tour
-Appeared on Wired.com, TheAtlantic.com, OutsideOnline.com and numerous other nat'l/int'l websites
-Chosen for the Wyoming Filmmaker's Showcase during the 2011 Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson, WY
-Appeared on Japanese TV - NHK show Tokudane Toko Doga
-One of JH Weekly's 2011 Newsmakers of the Year
-Featured by Vimeo during Winter X Games 2012
-Featured in Best of Vimeo Shorts: Lights! Camera! Action Sports! at SXSW 2012
-Finalist in the 2012 Wyoming Short Film Contest
-Featured at Vimeo's 2013 Sundance Film Festival Party
UPDATE 31 Oct 2011 - Video re-uploaded to include a few re-edited scenes.
Pretty Lights - Change Is Gonna Come
Pretty Lights - Pink Floyd Time Remix - prettylightsmusic.com
Under license from Pretty Lights Music, Inc.
All sequences are animated 7D or 5D mkII stills - effects applied to each frame in post-production using Alien Skin Bokeh 2 in Photoshop, image stabilization and deflicker (using GBDeflicker) in After Effects, and frame motion in Final Cut.