balance

'balance' is a look into the rapidly growing world of newschool skiing. As the title suggests, this short film was edited to profile all aspects of the sport. Big Mountain Lines, Terrain Parks & Half Pipes, and Jibbing. With a refreshing mix of high energy shots cut to an upbeat soundtrack, the audience is challenged to judge whether these athletes are crazy or just extremely talented, or maybe both. The athletes balance their desire to progress their skills with the obvious safety risks associated with high calibre skiing. The technicality of these disciplines is often overlooked by the general public so again a balance was needed to keep the entertainment value high enough to suit a non-skier but also technical enough to intrigue the most elite of freeskiers.
This footage was shot primarily in British Columbia's Coastal Range, the Monashee Mountain Range and the Canadian Rockies.

'balance' won the Peoples Choice award at Festival Auron in France in April 2006
It also won best documentary in the Okanagan Film Festival in 2006
Best Film - Sport & Tourism, Art&Tur - International Tourism Festival, Barcelos Portugal 2008
Board Shorts - Runner Up inTheBin Short Film Festival 2008
'balance' toured with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

'balance' has been screened in more than 200 cities worldwide with an audience of well over 100,000.

Track list from 'balance' courtesy of Battleaxe Records
Sweatshop Union: 'The Answer', album 'Natural Progression'
Sweatshop Union: 'Radio Edit', album 'Natural Progression'
Swollen Members:'Paranoia', album 'Heavy'
Joey Chavez: 'The Badlands', album 'Music From The Connection'
Visit http://www.battleaxerecords.com/battle/index-battle-flash.html to buy these great tunes

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