Episode X: The crew takes a break from the rugged, raw and gritty, dropping in for two weeks of powder paradise at Hotel Portillo. Featuring Austin Ross and Jesse Hoffman.
ON THE ROAD WITH SOLITAIRE is a 12-part web series following Sweetgrass Productions in the making of their 2-year project, the South American backcountry ski and snowboarding film SOLITAIRE. For the summer of 2012, new episodes will be released every Thursday until July 26th.
Sound Mix by COUPE STUDIOS, Greg Mcrae CoupeStudios.com
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Anchorage Alaska native Logan Imlach's jib segment from Level 1's award-winning 55-minute film, "Sunny" takes him to the defunct US Army barracks in Whittier, AK where he spent over a week importing snow into a 6-story building and setting up a gravity-fed track that takes him from the roof to the ground floor. He also shows why he's one of the most creative jibbers in the game with his unique approach to a few heavy urban features.
"Best Film" IF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Montreal, QC
"Best Editing" IF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Montreal, QC
"Best Male Performance - Parker White" IF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Montreal, QC
Music: Andrew Wartts and the Gospel Storytellers "Rise Up"
They say the lack of sunlight affects our mood- that the natural balance of the human mind state quickly shifts with presence of the giant solar fireball in the sky. But this isn’t about winter blues or summer depression. Sunny is a mental disposition, and not just one reserved for beaches and fun parks. Level 1 injected a positive mood into the ski season – giving a dose of light therapy to dark northern landscapes of Scandinavia, Alaska, Japan and British Columbia. So sit back and relax, put your shades on and soak up the rays- the future looks bright.
Parker White, Chris Logan, Mike Hornbeck, Tom Wallisch, Wiley Miller, Eric Pollard, Will Wesson, Torin Yater-Wallace, Tim McChesney, Ahmet Dadali, Alex Bellemare, Niklas Eriksson, Adam Delorme, Josh Bibby, LJ Strenio, Tanner Rainville, Logan Imlach, Spencer Milbocker, Sig Tveit, Lucas Stål-Madison
Shot on Location in:
Sun Valley, ID - Portes Du Soleil, Switzerland - Flachauwinkl, Austria - Breckenridge, CO - Japan - Alaska - Denver, CO - British Columbia - Stevens Pass, WA - Crystal Mountain, WA 0 Mt Hood, OR - Arizona - Turkey - Finland - Sweden - Arctic Circle
The Garden is a place of familiarity, where hard work comes into fruition. Where time stalls in this beautiful distraction from our day-to-day lives. The purpose of a day becomes meditatively clear with a destination plotted on a topographic map. We followed the words of a Japanese elder, and went in search of his paradise, his garden.
The Film was inspired by conversations with Yukio Yamamoto. Made possible by Takahiro Nakanishi who offered up his van and brought the landscapes Yukio spoke of to life. The North Face, Salomon, and Leah for providing gear and support. Endless Thanks