Presented by ARC’TERYX: The highly anticipated Hoji Movie introduced by Eric Hjorleifson, presentation by sisters Izzy & Zoya Lynch and new ski films.
Date, Time & Location:
Thurs, Nov 15, 2018 | Centennial Theatre
Doors 6:30pm – Show 7:30pm
Izzy & Zoya Lynch
Behind the scenes of Kindred
Our childhood experiences both guide and define us. Sisters Izzy and Zoya Lynch will discuss the making of their film Kindred, and how the reliving their childhood story revealed highlights and imperfections from growing up that they did not expect. By unraveling the history behind their family’s unlikely journey to become backcountry lodge owners they were forced to face some big questions on both a professional and personal level. They will provide behind-the-scenes insights on the challenges of making their first film together, and discuss a common question in this digital age- how much of our personal lives should we be sharing online? How do we discern real life experiences from the perfectly curated lifestyles we see in the media? Beyond the stunning scenery and well-documented adventures, there is always more to it than meets the eye.
Izzy Lynch is a professional skier based in Revelstoke BC. Her dedication to deepening her connection with the mountains, their culture and the people that inhabit them has led her to wear many hats in the ski industry. Her experience ranges from athlete for Arct’eryx Equipment and Atomic Skis, former competitor on the Freeride World Tour circuit, athlete in Sherpas Cinemas and Unicorn Picnic films, coach for Girls Do Ski camps, Marketing Manager for Mica Heliskiing, writer, event, and now film producer. She strives to always be learning and and fostering new skills while still be connected to what she loves. Izzy draws inspiration from her adventures in the mountains, especially the deep powder days in the backcountry with close friends.
Zoya Lynch is an award-winning lifestyle and action sports photographer based in Revelstoke BC. She has earned recognition for her work with commercial contracts and featured photos in several reputable publications in the action-sports and travel industries. She was the winner of the 2014 Arc’teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge in Whistler, BC.
Photography allows Zoya to translate her deep reverence for the natural world through a tapestry of light-filled moments. She is constantly seeking to combine the wilderness and stories of human connection, achievement and wonder.
Director – Zoya Lynch
Producer – Izzy Lynch
Year of Production – 2018
Length – 9 min
Country of Origin – Canada
Izzy and Zoya Lynch were just regular kids growing up in the city, until their parents made one split-second decision that would completely change their lives. Kindred is the story about their family’s unlikely journey to becoming backcountry lodge owners and how their parents leap-of-faith set the course for their personal and professional paths. Through archival photos and interviews from the Lynch family, combined with stunning imagery of Amiskwi Lodge in the Canadian Rockies, this film inspires viewers to consider their own leaps-of-faith and how the choices they make can influence generations to come.
Director – Scott Gaffney
Producer – Matchstick Productions
Year of Production – 2018
Length – 80 min
Country of Origin – USA/Canada
Eric Hjorleifson lets his skiing speak for itself. He doesn’t stand on the bar and shout out his accolades. He skis for brands that give him 100% creative control over the equipment that he designs and uses. He chases storms. He ditches his cell phone for weeks at a time.
His exploits are rarely flaunted on social media. In spite of all of this – or maybe because of it – he is a hero to legions of skiers across the globe. This is who Eric is – this is “HOJI.” Directed by Scott Gaffney and featuring Eric Hjorleifson, Chris Rubens, James Heim and more. Dynafit, Arc’teryx, Fresh Skis, Pomoca, 4FRNT Skis, Matchstick Productions
Brotherhood of Skiing
Director – Colin Arisman & Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
Year of Production – 2018
Length – 10 min
Country of Origin – USA
Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul and smiles to the mountain. Formed during the height of the black power movement, the organization is dedicated to creating a welcoming space for people of color on the slopes and supporting black youth in snowsports. Today, the NBS hosts the largest gathering of black skiers in the United States and represents 53 ski clubs with over 3,000 members across the country.
Tyler Wilkinson-Ray is a Colorado-based filmmaker with a blended focus on storytelling and cinematography. He has created content for some of the largest outdoor and tech companies on the planet, including: Google, Burton, and Patagonia. He is a National Geographic Young Explorer, and his films have received widespread recognition, including a Powder Award, Vimeo Staff Pick, and official selections to Banff and Telluride Mountain- Film. Tyler is the co-founder of The Wilder Studio (www.thewilderstudio.com).
Colin Arisman is dedicated to telling stories that elevate our planet’s most pressing causes, critical movements, and innovative leaders. His award-winning films have toured with numerous festivals, including Banff Mountain Film, Wild & Scenic and 5 Point. Colin has partnered with leading brands in the outdoor industry, including REI, Patagonia and Merrell. He is committed to working with like-minded brands and nonprofits to build collaborative alliances and campaigns that leverage grassroots engagement from a local to international scale. Colin is co-founder of Wild Confluence Media (www.wildconfluence.com).
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