The trailer for the new film from Sweetgrass Productions was released online today and all we can say is, Wow. And these guys are vicious.
Sweetgrass, creator of the genre-bending ski film Solitaire about skiing South American volcanoes, has branded itself as a bit of a rogue when it comes to skiing films. They scrap the strict ski-life boundaries and dig into the soul of the sport and its athletes in a way that affirms that a vagabond history is every bit as formative in your skiing as where you took your first turns. The results in Solitaire were stunning and poetic, a tribute as much to the mountains as to those who ride them and an homage to the struggle against and the work of cooperating with the elements.
Valhalla, their fourth feature film, looks to follow in that vein. Billed as an exploration of boy becoming man — and the journey back to that wide-eyed wonder and joy of youth — Valhalla promises to pique your imagination and hone your appetite for deep powder, big drops and a tribe with whom to dance around a fire. Or a hall of dead warriors
The vicious part? They’re not releasing the full length Valhalla until fall 2013. That’s a long wait, but it looks to be worth it.
Take a peek at https://vimeo.com/55307324.