The Fernie Ski & Board Film Fest is proud to be showing DAYS OF MY YOUTH, a new film by Red Bull and Matchstick Productions (MSP) that examines every skier’s lifelong affinity for the sport.
DAYS OF MY YOUTH examines skiing as a way of life, offering a glimpse into the journey of self-discovery that every skier takes. Travelling the globe, the film looks through the lens in a new way and captures moments that define the cutting-edge of what is possible on skis. From nearly impossible descents in Alaska to massive terrain features with U.S. Olympian Bobby Brown, DAYS OF MY YOUTH showcases the best action of the last two years all rolled into one incredible film. With narration from the famed and prolific Alan Watts alongside profound insights from modern-day skiing superstars, this movie defines what it means to be a skier.
“This is the first time in over 20 years of making ski films that we’ve had the luxury of taking two full winters to capture the action and really focus on our creative direction,” said executive producer Murray Wais. “We couldn’t be happier with the support from our sponsors and athletes who made this come to life.”
Shooting all over the world, including the far reaches of Svalbard, Norway and Peru’s Cordillera Blanca range, the film takes the viewer on an unparalleled cinematic experience utilizing the latest in aerial filming technology, the Cineflex Elite. By working with a small, intimate cast of the best skiers in the world, the film dives deeper into what skiing means for each individual athlete. Richard Permin, Mark Abma, James Heim, Michelle Parker, Cody Townsend, Markus Eder, Bobby Brown, Sam Anthamatten and others make up an all-star cast, with a very special appearance by freeskiing pioneer Bobbie Burns.
“We are honored to partner with MSP on this unique project,” said Scott Bradfield, Head of Production at Red Bull Media House. “The result is a film that truly captures the feeling of being a skier and why people dedicate their lives to it in a way no other movie has done to date.”
This year’s films also include Almost Ablaze and Jeremy Jones’ Higher will be shown on Saturday, November 8 at the Fernie Community Centre.
Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for kids for all three shows and are available at the following retailers: Commit, Edge of the World, Gear Hub and the Guides Hut, and at the door.