Speed Wings, Table Tops & 50/50s – Sunshine Village commercial shoot
This past week I found myself at Sunshine Ski Resort in the Canadian Rockies. Each time I ski in Alberta I’m amazed at the sheer beauty of the surrounding peaks and the difference in their limestone mountains and our coastal granite faces.
We were shooting on location for an ad for the Japanese Railway. The stunt persons included myself, slopestyle skier Yuki Tsubota, freeskiers Chris Rubens and Eric Pehota, snowboarder Rupert Davies and speed flyer Sean Dillon. The ad saw each of us involved in an on mountain relay race where we passed off an “icon” which was basically a replica of a tablet computer. In my stunts I had to perform a 180 off a table top and pass the icon to Rupert mid air as well as ski a line next to Sean while he was flying his speed wing and then get close enough to grab the icon from him while he was still suspended in the air. Both stunts required careful planning and concentration but we were able to nail it within a few tries.
The busy week flew by for me and it was awesome having such a special group of people together for this project. Thanks to everyone involved for making it a memorable stay at Sunshine Mountain.