This year we have witnessed an increase in the number of Scandinavian Productions. These productions are noteworthy for their good quality, both due to its featured riders and its filming and editing. Broken Record - the 4th opus of Chaoz Production exclusively filmed in Norway - caught our attention during the IF3 Europe. We had to dig deeper so we decided to ask Eivind Austad (director) and some of his riders - Gaute Silseth, PC Fosse, Ane Enderud and Oskar Pedersen - about the movie...
This year we have witnessed an increase in the number of Scandinavian Productions. These productions are noteworthy for their good quality, both due to its featured riders and its filming and editing. Broken Record - the 4th opus of Chaoz Production exclusively shot in Norway - caught our attention during the IF3 Europe. We had to dig deeper so we decided to ask Eivind Austad (director) and some of his riders -Gaute Silseth, PC Fosse, Ane Enderud and Oskar Pedersen - about the movie...
- Give us some good reasons why people should watch Broken Record?
Eivind Aurstad (Director): Simple, it's free! And it's not the worst ski movie ever made, I hope.
Gaute Silseth (Skier): It´s a great movie because it has a mix of park, street and freeride skiing. And there are a lot of amazing shots of beautiful Norway! And there is a lot of good skiing too. You can't miss it !!
PC Fosse (Skier): I think people should watch it because it shows some of the best scandinavian freeskiers in the most beautiful places in Norway.
Ane (Skier) : It's a different movie only filmed in Norway with sick backdrops all the way. It's the first year they film big mountain combined with the solid freestyle and not to forget three girls taking part. Its worth checking the new style of Eivind and Chaoz out.
Oskar Pedersen (Skier) : Because it's easily our best movie so far ! If you liked our old movies you are going to love this one.
Kim Boberg - Narvik.
- What's the message Broken Record wants to spread in the freeski world ?
Eivind: Well, the whole movie is shot in only one country, which is pretty unique for a ski movie these days. We want to show the characteristics of Norway, the dramatic nature, and some of the best skiers ski down steep mountains and hit big kickers that are not intended for ordinary people.
Gaute Silseth: I think we want to inspire the audience, and also show people that you can have a lot of fun skiing even when it’s a serious production! If you watch the movie, you will know what I´m talking about.
PC: As I said, the whole movie is recorded in Norway which is pretty unique, it shows the most beautiful sceneries of Norway.
Ane: They want to tell the story about skiers from up north and their passion, but also how great a ski destination Norway can be.
Ane Enderud - Narvik.
- Can you tell us your gratest and your worst memories about the making of Broken Record's ?
Eivind: First of all, I have a lot of great memories from the shooting, but one of the greatest trips of the year must be the one to Sogndal. We had a lot of good weather, and great conditions. Good times. And of course, everyone was throwing down ! One of the worst memories must be when Oskar (Pedersen) hit that wire (see for yourself in the Sogndal part), and I had to drive him to the hospital, 3 hours away, on my birthday...
Gaute: The greatest is easy! Narvik was some of the best days I had on skis this season. We made a good jump and had a few days with really good weather. That isn´t always the case in Norway, so we were lucky. The worst must be the trip to Folgefonna, a lot of work and not a single shot.
PC: I don't have any bad memories while filming for this years' movie, but I can say that the Sogndal's shoot was one of the best trips of my season !
Ane: Greatest was our first meeting, right onto action in the sick nature of the west coast of Norway. Worst... I have only worked with him (Einvid) a season and not much bad memories, good start !
Oskar: The greatest and the worst time for me I think was when we went to Sogndal. We had such good conditions and everybody was killing it. But unfortunately I got hurt, ended up in hospital and that pretty much ended my season which sucked!
PC Fosse Rodeo 5.
- 4. Broken Record was exclusively filmed in Norway. What were the location you liked the best during the shooting, and why?
Eivind: Northern Norway is pretty unique. At least lofoten. Lofoten is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, and even if we didn't get any shots there (Due to bad conditions), it's one of the places I liked the most.
Gaute: Definitely Narvik, Norway. I think Narvik is one of the best-looking locations in the world for a kicker shoot. The scenery is just one of a kind with the fjord, mountains and a late sunsets, the light is just incredible. It´s a location where you can get a lot of unique shots. And it was a lot of fun hanging out with the boys and filming with a helli.
PC: Sogndal was the location I liked the best for sure. We was up at the mountain and it looked liked we were jumping straight into the fjord, which was dope!
Ane: For me I would say Sunnmøre cause that's where we had decent snow. But Norways coast is mind blowing, I love the combination of fjords and mountains more than ever.
Gaute Silseth 7 dub nose.
- We had many Scandinavian movies this year. Do you think the Scandinavian freeski scene is going bigger at the moment? Why?
Eivind: I think the Scandinavian freeski scene has always been going big. For example Norway, which is a rather small country, have always had some of the best freeskiers in the world.
Gaute: It´s growing bigger for sure, there is a lot of good skiers and big talents coming out from Scandinavia. The sport is growing incredibly fast and the interest has just exploded all over Scandinavia. That’s the main reasons.
PC: Yeah, for sure, there are so many young guns skiing better than ever seen before !
Ane: Hehe we are a bit slow... Not sure but there has always been lots of really good riders from Scandinavia but in Norway it hasn't been such a drive to go pro. Everyone loves what they are doing but it hasn't been driven by having it as a job but of time spent in the mountains. I think more people see the potential we do have here, also the industry.
Oskar: Yes I think it is. There are so many good riders coming up and freeskiing has been given much more attention from the media in the last couple of years. Movie making costs a lot of money ! And maybe that makes it easier for amators to get a sponsor deal.
The 3 girls Lofoten.