The talented gentlemen behind Switchback Entertainment have just dropped the trailer for the latest short film from Salomon Freeski TV, Eclipse. The film will make its World Premiere at the Banff Film Festival on Wednesday, November 4th at 7:30 p.m. MST, followed by an online multimedia release on Tuesday, November 10th at 8 a.m. MST.
Given its ambitious premise and adventurous storyline, Eclipse (which is set in Svalbard (one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas) and features Cody Towsend, Chris Rubens and Brody Leven) is one of the must-watch ski films of the year. So if you're in the Banff area, be sure to check it out tomorrow night.
For more on the film, here's the release from Salomon Freeski TV:
"It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Travel to the edge of the earth to see one of the planet’s rarest events—a total solar eclipse in the Arctic. Faced with the likely reality of bad weather obscuring the sun and having to battle frigid, arctic temperatures and winds, the odds did not favor success. Despite this, the Salomon Freeski TV team and set out on an expedition to realize photographer Reuben Krabbe’s grand vision to capture a single unique image—one of skiing during a solar eclipse. Persistence, preparation and a positive attitude was a guarantee of nothing as March 20th, 2015, dawned. The fate of the expedition’s goal would rest entirely in the hands of the weather gods."