WARNING: What you are about to watch may cause you to prematurely wish away summer.
Sherpas Cinema, a film production house run by Calgarians living in Whistler, B.C., has released the trailer for their latest project, and it looks pretty gnarly.
But unlike their other feature-length films, 'Sculpted in Time' is broken down into four short films, meant to capture the unique stories and deep spirit of skiing in Alberta.
The Sherpas have once again used their jaw-dropping cinematic tactics, including extreme slow motion footage, long time lapses and intense musical scores, creating an adrenaline-filled look at Alberta's mountain culture and those who live it.
Banff National Park plays backdrop to this latest project, and crews spent 30 rigorous days filming across Mt.Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village and parts of the park backcountry.
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“To have the opportunity to complete a project like this in the Canadian Rockies was a dream come true for us”, said Malcolm Sangster of Sherpas Cinema.
“The Sherpas founders, including myself, Dave Mossop and Eric Crosland, all grew up together in Calgary and it was these very hills where we cut our teeth — both as skiers and filmmakers. The peaks of Banff National Park have truly had an everlasting positive impact on our personal lives and careers, their beauty and grandeur instills a sense of awe, humbleness and respect in everyone that lays eyes on them.”
We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
The short films will be ready for viewing, one released each week for four weeks, beginning Sept. 29 at skibig3.com/sherpas.
Check out more work from Sherpas Cinema: