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NIGHT OF THE TURN

(Canada, 3 min)
Director: Mike Douglas

When the sun goes down a fleet of snowcats ascends the mountains with a mission of rolling out perfect corduroy. Why wait until morning to appreciate their work.

The Ladakh Project

(13 min)

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OUT ON A LIMB

(Canada, 21 min)
Director: Jordan Manley
Producer: Diana Brucculieri 

Empathy, efficiency, and a willingness to adapt – Kai Lin’s KLIPPA prosthetic foot is inspired by mountain goats and a desire to help people. Kai’s story explores his unlikely alliance with Arc’teryx athlete, Craig DeMartino, from which the pair serve up a holy grail for adaptive rock climbers – a badass prosthetic foot, that won’t just level the playing field, but will dish up, if not superpowers, then a real sense of empowerment. Which is almost the same thing.

 

Call Me Crazy

(Canada, 20 min)
Director: Andrea Wing
Producer: Lainey Mullins

When you have a vision that goes beyond the popular imagination, people tend to think you’re crazy. Mike Wiegele is no exception. He’s been called crazy his entire life. His pioneering vision and relentless determination have given people lots of reasons to. Despite the doubt and disbelief, he’s never given up on the future he wanted and a future no one else could imagine. Call Me Crazy tells the story of how a young Austrian, with little more than a dream and a love for skiing, became one of the most influential ski pioneers in Canada and the founder of North America’s preeminent heli-skiing operation. Mike’s commitment to his vision has enabled ski enthusiasts and die-hard powder-hounds to access some of the most sought after snow in the world. His contributions don’t end there; Wiegele has set the standard for avalanche safety in the industry, influenced groundbreaking changes in ski technology, and continues to inspire future generations of skiers, snowboarders, and guides.

This is a ski movie with a story, that continues to be written.

CAMEL FINDS WATER

(United States, 8 min)
Director: Ian Durkin
Producer: Ian Durkin & Trevor Gordin

Trevor found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He brought it home and built it back to a sea-worthy state over the course of a summer. Then, he took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves.

 

THE RUNNING PASTOR

(United States, 8 min)
Director: Tim Kemple
Producer: Steve Meier

A story about Sverri Steinholm, a Faroese trail running pastor that explores the relationship of his spirituality both through his experiences in the outdoors and in a traditional “church”/community.

 

RETURN TO EARTH

(United States, 4 min)
Director: Darcy Wittenburg, Darren McCullough, Colin Jones
Producer: Ian Dunn

Return to Earth, the ninth movie from the crew at Anthill Films, is a cinematic journey across diverse mountain bike communities, personalities and environments. The Moments of Clarity segment stars FMB World Tour champion Brett Rheeder and follows his true top to bottom line in the Utah desert.

THE MIGHTY FINN

(United States, 7 Minutes)
Director: Fitz Cahall
Producer: Becca Cahall

Finn has every reason to hate the body he’s been given, but instead he’s one of the most joyful people I’ve ever met,” say Ethan Sheets of his eldest son Finn. Born without half his brain, Finn lives with Cerebral Palsy, the most common motor disability. He will never walk or talk without assistance. After his diagnosis, Ethan and his wife Kasey let go of the future they had envisioned for Finn, but in its place a new reality, both difficult and beautiful — emerged. From the earliest days, his parents witnessed a change in Finn when they took him hiking. Even as they grapple with what the future holds, the Sheets family finds their form of happiness in their backyard. Hard roads can be happy.

CIRCLE OF THE SUN

(Norway, 5 min)
Director: Lena Stoffel, Inig0 Grasset
Producer: Lena Stoffel 


The movie “Circle of the Sun” takes you on an almost surreal journey to Norway.It describes one Circle of the sun. One day of magic. Steep mountains and the ocean, the sun and the aurora borealis. The Arctic. A place where you truely get lost in nature. Skiing and Surfing in one day. Lena Stoffel and her crew experienced this dreamy place in all its glory. Starting the day with a perfect surf in the cold arctic sea and ending it at last lights on top of a mountain. Dreaming with northern lights above their van and doing the reverse the next day. Skiing in the morning and ending the day with an endless sunset into the ocean.The movie is one piece of art. The breathtaking pictures, the special soundtrack and Lena’s voice give it this special flow. Its all one.

United States of Joe’s

(United States, 21 min)
Director: Peter Mortimer
Producer: Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr, Mike Negri

In rural Utah, a valley of world-class bouldering is nestled among a conservative community of Mormons, cowboys and coal miners. When a ragged band of punk rock climbers shows up, the two cultures inevitably clash. After years of antagonism, a group of climbers work with locals to build a more harmonious future. But in this divided era, is that even possible?

BROKEN

(United States, 7 min)
Director: Simon Perkins
Producer: Simon Perkins 

Jon Wilson struggled with the emotions of feeling broken after losing his leg to cancer. Today, crutching up and skiing down mountains at night serves as a backdrop for him to explore, accept, and embrace the idea of “brokenness,” leading to a more sincere, genuine and honest connection with life.

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