Jun 12

PARALLELS – a short film

Produced in its entirety in 7 days by 2 people, Parallels is now out for the world to see.

Parallels is a short film that explores parallel moments that we experience when we play in the mountains. Whether you are skiing or snowboarding, lift, sled, or foot access, we all seek the mountains and the pow for the same reasons. From making fresh tracks on the way up and down to our mountain lifestyles, we do the same things but in a different way.

This video was shot for the Telus ski and snowboard festival event, Intersection, sponsored by Drift Innovation. Unfortunately we did not win the event, but we did get our creative vision to a massive audience as we seek to push the conventional sports film world.

In recap of the event, I do not know even where to begin. For 7 days, Athan and I spent 20 hours per day shooting and editing. There was no downtime, that was when we got to sleep. 2 hours here, 2 hours there, then up to go touring. We kept the pace high throughout the whole production process and with 280 hours of work in it, Parallels is the end result of that hard work. I speak for myself, but I’m sure Athan would be on the same page, that after 7 days of the most intense work ever, I felt like a complete zombie. A state I had never ventured into, not through two degrees and 6 years of university did I ever get so worked from relentless work. An experience to remember.

It was a great experience to shoot in this event and kudos to Voleurz for taking the win.

Please spread and share the film with many.


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“Please spread and share the film with many”

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Beautiful video. It’s nice to see something without the head splitting rap or hip hop as a soundtrack.

Great and innovative edit guys, i love the layered shots or hiking and over the city. Cant believe you didnt win the contest…

You guys should have won! This is an image representation of the heart and soul of every backcountry skier. Amazing job!

Jim Taylor August 13, 2011

Awesome movies! Do you sell a digital format for iPads. Love seeing Lhasa Pows in action.

Fantastic video. I really, really enjoyed it. What was the name of the song used? It set the perfect mood.

Athan Merrick September 18, 2011

Hi Jim.
Our digital downloads do work on ipads. For iphones do the sd version. Both versions should work on ipads.

Athan Merrick September 18, 2011

Name of the song.
The Deep by Data Romance (data-romance.com/‚Äč)

Oregon Joe February 25, 2012

You guys nailed it with this film. Over the last year I’ve watched it a dozen times…your work is very much appreciated. Can’t wait to see what comes out of your studio in the years to come.


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