VIMFF 2014 :: FILMS :: 

Valhalla

USA, 64 minutes, 2013
Directed by Nick Waggoner & Ben Sturgulewski
Screening: Ski Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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We follow one man's escape into the Northern woods, and his wild journey towards satisfaction, understanding, and love in some of the deepest snows on earth.

Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions’ fourth feature film, is the tale of one man's search to rediscover the freedom of his youth. Beyond action sports-- with Valhalla's totally unique style and structure, is a daring new spin on the ski film, exploding the boundaries of the genre, and opening the eyes and melting the hearts of any story-loving soul. With hard-hitting ski and snowboard action complimenting a more narrative-driven approach than our past films, or perhaps any other ski movie before it, we follow one man's escape into the Northern woods, and his wild journey towards satisfaction, understanding, and love in some of the deepest snows on earth.
Weaving story and character with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul.

Nick Waggoner

We are a collection of filmmakers, adventurers, dreamers– artists. From lonely nights at 20,000ft to backyard BBQ’s, we seek to capture the indescribable, the surreal,and the moments in between that send the electricity right up our spines and into our smiles. We can’t deny the draw of cinematography, the thrill of a challenge, and the beauty of caressing light and shadow into the moving picture. We hope that on the wings of our films, babies are born and dictators are overthrown, laughter is heard, tears are shed, and smiles are shared in the dusty beds of backroad pickups. That through the strange alchemy of aesthetic, story, and stoke, our films inspire people to explore the mystery of their own canvas.

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