Out Of The Shadows
Sun 6 March 2011 // 17:00
(Sun 6th / 5pm / £5/4)
(Athan Merrick, Nicolas Teichrob / 60 minutes / Canada / 2010)
Winner of Montreal International Freeski Film Festival - Best Big Mountain Film of 2010.
Shot on the mountains of British Columbia, OOTS is an epic ski film featuring athletes hidden in the shadows for too long: this is their opportunity! They bring their lives with them and shred the snow with uninhibited passion on a daily basis.
Film-makers Nic and Athan previously worked together as athlete and
photographer; making this film evolved out of that creative partnership. 95% of the work was done by the two of them while holding down other jobs to pay the bills.
Some of the riders Athan competed with on the Freeskiing World Tour (an overall champion, a second overall, two Canadian Freeskiing Champions, a Silver King Freeride Champion, a Red Bull Cold Rush winner and more); other riders are local Whistler chargers who've never had the respect they deserve - everyone had something to prove!
There will be a give-away of some T-Shirts and beanies at this event.