Partnering with Revelstoke Tourism and Revelstoke Mountain Resort, we travelled to Canada in December 2019 to film a project going behind the scenes of the ski town of Revelstoke, British Columbia.
Nestled in the heart of BC, Revelstoke was originally founded in the 1880s when the Canadian Pacific Railway was built in the area - where the railroad still plays an integral part of the township.
Renowned for it's high annual snowfall, the development of Revelstoke Mountain Resort in 2007, has since transformed the small town into a global mecca for adventurers.
A traditional and hardworking mountain town, with stunning natural scenery all around and endless outdoor activities, The Revelstoke Diaries focuses on the people that make the place.
As part of the project, we spoke with Canadians who reflect different aspects of mountain life and are proud to call Revelstoke their home - seeing how the community is united by their own passions for adventure and love for the great outdoors.
Taking a different perspective to traditional ski films; we interviewed a local train driver, professional adventurers and environmental activists, a retiree, an entrepreneur, musicians, an artist, a police officer, a night groomer and more... with the aim of encapsulating the essence of life in the stunning and remote adventure paradise through the gaze of the local.
'The Revelstoke Diaries' features Chris Pawlitsky, Greg Hill, Izzy Lynch, Bill Pollock, Kelsey Adam, Mark Baron, Shred Kelly, Leah Allison, Faron Ling, and Kristy Whale (with a cameo from Gnorm the Powder Gnome).
The short film is complimented by a nine episode web series including extended footage from each interview.
Released in 2020, we worked closely with our partners delivering two sold out events in Revelstoke and London respectively; with a wealth of media coverage for the project including interviews and feature stories with Powder Magazine, Ski Magazine, Forecast Ski Magazine, In the Snow Magazine, Men's Journal, Gear Junkie, CBC Radio, Unofficial Networks, New England Ski Journal, Fall Line Skiing Magazine and more.
The main film was selected for screenings at multiple film festivals across the world, including the Winter Film Festival in France - with the full project available to watch on Amazon Prime , YouTube, Vimeo channels and Telus Optik TV (for viewers in Canada).
With special thanks to our supporters from Revelstoke Tourism, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Somewon Collective, Sutton Place Hotels, Big Eddy Glass Works, Revelstoke Powder Rentals and Protect Our Winters Canada - and the people of Revelstoke.
Check out the full project playlist below, alongside an image gallery of behind the scenes photos from the shoot.