UnReal is for those of us who escape. A film that celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world. This place isn’t remote or hard to find, and yet many never see it. Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren’t the only elements to fall from the sky and thousand pound mammals become riding partners. Breathtaking visuals conjure feelings of awe and pure joy; feelings that only those of us who venture outside can truly understand. This film is dedicated to you — the dreamers, the rule-breakers, the ones who never grow up, the ones who know the secret — the ones who know the way into the UnReal world.
Starring: Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Graham Agassiz, Steve Smith, Tom van Steenbergen and Thomas Vanderham, with Brook MacDonald, Finn Iles, Ian Morrison, James Doerfling, Matty Miles and friends.
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“Snowboarders in Exile” (1990) changed the course of snowboarding for the better. It was the inspiration for moving away from ski-based styles like slalom racing and helped infuse a more freeform skate mentality into snowboarding. Upon the release of “Exile”, FLF created the concept of the snowboard video pro and changed the careers of its stars almost instantly. In the following years, FLF went on to release a few of the best videos ever made and launched the video production careers of legends like Dave Seoane, Standard Films, and Mack Dawg Productions.
A true story about five of the world’s most radical snowboarders. Too extreme for conventional minds; Damian Sanders, Steve Graham, Dave Seone, Chris Roach and Jean Higgins travel the globe in search of vertical. Fifty-foot cliff drops, chin-deep powder; SNOWBOARDERS IN EXILE pushes all the boundaries. Check out extreme international attitude from: Chamonix, France; Rusutsu Kogen, Japan and Blackomb, British Columbia. Venture to sick local spots like Squaw Valley, CA; Donner Summit, CA; Mt. Hood, OR; and Jackson Hole, WY.
SNOWBOARDERS IN EXILE…Laugh at the impossible.
– Words by FLF Films
1989 brought a revolution: “(All quiet on) the Western Front” was the first movie by Fall Line Films Productions, and Noah Salasnek, Dave Seoane, and Chris Roach with their day-glo gear and rad, skateboard-inspired moves started a new freestyle movement. This VHS featured everything that makes snowboarding movies so great: innovative tricks, heavy beats, and it made you want to go shred! This video changed some lives, just like the following Fall Line flicks did, “Snowboarders in Exile” (1990) or “Riders on the storm” (1992).
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-Words by FLF Films
With a rhythmic cadence Strange Brew has been producing jaw dropping edits all season long. From the pure talent of the riders to the strong understanding of composure from the filmers and editors this is a crew that is hard to parallel. If you wrap up the season with one edit, it should be Strange Brew’s Strangers Welcome Episode 11. Well done guys.
Riders: Brady Lem, Alex Fuzi, Nial Romanek, Dillon Bonnie, Scoli Bones, Chris Gulick, Cody Horan, Freddy McCarthy, Felix Mobarg, Keenan Cawley, Ricky Koukal, Brett Wulc, Zander Blackmon, Danny Kern, Mark Wilson, Armeen Pirooz, Casey Pletz, Blake Hunter, Simon, Thaddeus Tolbert, Brett Wilkinson, Kody Williams, Ryland West, Ian Daly, Riley Nickerson, Austin Ford
Film/Edit: Danny Kern and Brett Wulc
Music: Youngbloodz – Shake ‘em Off | Whodini – Five Minutes of Funk
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The Interior Plain Project is excited to Welcome Erik and Jon to the squad. They bring style shaped on the slopes of the Midwest and transplanted to the terrain of Mt. Hood and Wasatch Mountains. Unquietly similar and different, these brothers each offer their own hard-charging style and presence on snow as well as off.
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