In 2016, Jérémie Heitz made a list of The Alps’ most iconic descents and skied them faster than they’d ever been skied before for the film La Liste. This feat represented a complete reimagining of classic ski descents and a progression into a whole new level of freeriding. But in the words of legendary ski mountaineer, Sylvain Saudan, “you’ve done it in Switzerland, now you must do it in the world”. This new film answers this challenge.
This documentary follows Jérémie and his trusted mountain partner Sam Anthamatten as they seek out ski descents on the highest mountain ranges. From the Andes to the Karakoram and their home range in between, Sam and Jérémie have spent the last couple of years trying to expand their definition of “steep skiing”. This journey has been a life-changer, one that poses as many questions as it answers. The title of the film says it all: you either succeed, or you come back with nothing to show for the time you spent away from home and the risks that you took.
This film was part of
Fall Series 2021
and is no longer available for viewing.
Eric believes in connecting people to the natural world through film. In the past year he’s been in both the Himalayan and Andes mountain ranges with some of the top extreme ski athletes, shooting and working on a feature film about descending the steepest ski lines on Earth. As a founder of Sherpas Cinema, Eric is among the most heavily awarded filmmakers in the outdoor and commercial industries. Over the past few years, he’s honed in on high-end car commercials as a medium to showcase his passion in film, and our ability to work fast and hard and make vehicles look really, really cool. He’s made successful spots for Jeep, Ram, Honda, Mitsubishi and many more. He currently lives with his wife and three children in Nelson, BC.