We’re proud to announce that we are making another film and that it will be presented again by our friends at Voile Manufacturing. When selling your soul it’s best to do so to a local company that you know will take good care of it.
We’ve had good fun working with the crew at Voile, mostly because they laugh at our bad ideas and even let us follow through with some of them. Here is a fun branding vid that we created to play with their name and clear up just what VOILE means.
And with the extreme growth of splitboarding they wanted an “educational” piece for those that don’t understand “How A Splitboard Works”.
In a year of thin and dangerous snowpacks it’s nice to have the ability to travel and find something else. Many thanks to Voile for making great gear, trusting us with their brand and in supporting our latest film!
Another filming season is upon us, but it hasn’t been a very snowy one in the Western U.S. Luckily for us our focus has broadened beyond just endless face-shots and we’re trying to get out to tell unique and varied stories from the backcountry. Be careful what you ask for?
Our hit list consists of “pros”, guides and friends, but we rarely enter what we consider holy ground without good referrals or a background check. But, one of the most important rules is to break your own rules. Enter Geoff!
Out of the blue we got an email from Geoff and he invited us to come visit his hut in the Salt River Range of Wyoming. That area has been visited by some sizable storms and with a quick fly-by on google maps we could see the potential. The Grey’s River Road is the longest dirt road in the lower 48 and runs between the Salt River and Wyoming Mountains. You have great winter access to all this terrain with a pretty short snowmobile ride.
The fence isn’t a comfortable place to sit, but we were there hanging out until he sent us the following video. He had us at Fuckin’ a, Hello!
Digging out the hut.
Geoff roles with snowshoes instead of a split-board. And it worked really well to our surprise.
A loner and a rebel. He’s got an incredible playground all to himself!
Chilling after a hard days work.
It was a short trip, but definately a trip! We’ve never had someone so interesting and honest let us into their world and reveal so much. It was a bit beyond anything we’ve been a part of and it will be really tricky to do the edit justice, but keep your eyes out for it in next years film. We want to thank Geoff for the adventure that we’ll never ever forget.
We’ve been out on the road touring with the film for thousands of powderwhores through the West. And happily receiving compliments on the film and it’s soundtrack.
Sound plays just as important a role as the visuals. The audio links to emotion and draws you in, giving a third dimension to the flashing images of light on the two dimensional screen. And like this years movie we tried to include a diversity of tracks.
With our limited budget we have to find artists that are with small indy labels, or don’t have labels at all. There are gems, but it takes sifting through piles and piles of shit. Luckily we have established some good relations with a few indy labels and they work with us primarily because they like what we are doing, not because we are paying their bills.
The right tune in your head is crucial on the skin track.
Here is a list of the tracks as they appear in the film. We didn’t include background songs just the main tracks that carry the segments. Enjoy!
ZACH AND CINDI GRANT
“Some Have Said”
-Agnostic Mountain Choir-
“Never Be Dead”
JAKE AND PAUL
-Laughing At Linus-
“Never Mess W Sunday”
“Gold Dissolves to Gray”
“Mop It Up”
-We Are Wolves -
“We Are Made Of Fire”