A trio of powder professors ascend Alaska’s Chugach, rising above the desolate and rain-soaked primordial soup of lower elevations, and evolving upwards into the purple-hued peaks that tower above the clouds — a world of brilliant color and life. The mountains become the laboratory in which they embark upon extensive study and experimentation, in order to form theories on some of mankind’s oldest questions: how did life begin, and what makes this life worth living?
The Shadow Campaign: Volume III
DPS Skis Cinematic presents three short films coming Fall 2016, in association with Outdoor Research and New Belgium Brewing
Check out the trailer here: vimeo.com/186358134
DPS Cinematic: dpsskis.com/en/cinematic/
Partners: outdoorresearch.com and newbelgium.com
Shot on location at Alyeska Resort and Turnagain Pass (Chugach National Forest), Alaska– January 2016.
Featuring: Zack Giffin, Santiago Guzman, and Piers Solomon
Produced by Dan Benshoff, Erme Catino, and Stephan Drake
Directed and Edited by Ben Sturgulewski // Sturgefilm // sturgefilm.com
Shot by Ben Sturgulewski and Dan Pizza
Narration from Encyclopedia Britannica — ‘Theories on the Origins of Life’
Sound Mix by Leonardo Barragan
Music Management by Bodie Johnson
In spring of 2016, me and a couple of friends decided to head up to no-mans-land above the arctic circle to explore, sail, fish & chase some spring slush.
I brought a couple of cameras and my split board to what turned out to be the most amazing experience of my life so far. To be continued.
To follow any upcoming trips, check out : sailtoski.com
“Should we go?” Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots decide, indeed, they should. Upon arriving in Iran, they are welcomed with profound warmth, stunned by the immense beauty of the landscape and culture. Threaded through Tehran’s bustling bazaars to Isfahan’s dazzling mosques, the two skiers get a glimpse at the complex dichotomy that divides public and private lives in Iran. As journalist Elaine Sciolino writes, “Iran can be dazzling, and light-filled, a reflection of its complexities; but it can also be cold, confusing, and impenetrable.” To travel to Iran is a reminder of the virtues of travel itself. Nothing is as it first appears. At private ski chalets atop slopes of the Alborz and Zagros mountains, rules and customs relent.
Presented by Arc’teryx in association with Gore-Tex.
Visit: askiersjourney.com to learn more.
Director / Producer / Camera / Editor: Jordan Manley
Featuring: Chad Sayers & Forrest Coots
Associate Producer: Laura Yale
Script Consultants: Daniel Irvine & Chad Manley
Assistant Editors: Bill Hawley & Natasha Irvine
Additional Sound Design & Mix: Jeff Yellen
Technical: Shot on Sony A7SII with Sony Zeiss lenses.