Film

Eclipse

Travel to the high arctic in pursuit of a single image a skier silhouetted against a solar eclipse
 
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About

Director

Anthony Bonello

Producer

Anthony Bonello, Mike Douglas

Featuring

Brody Leven, Chris Rubens, Cody Townsend

Sponsor

Salomon

Running time

32 minutes

Country / Nationality

Canada

Our Judges say:

What. A. Shot

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

A look into how an idea of a photo comes in to reality.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Travel to the high arctic in pursuit of a single image a skier silhouetted against a solar eclipse. Lasting only two and a half minutes, the odds of having clear skies during the eclipse were low. Despite the odds being stacked against them, the Salomon Freeski TV team set out on a three week expedition to Svalbard, Norway encountering polar bears, abandoned Russian towns and even climate change. Persistence, preparation and a positive attitude guaranteed nothing as March 20, 2015, dawned.