Olala no time for location scouting ... the very sympathic arthouse cinema movie production Velvetfilms from Paris were in desperate need for snow. As after having two disappointing experiences in the french and the italian alps, they came north and found what they were searching for: Snow, which was really hard to find in this "early winter". Within 4 days of prepare time we needed to scout locations for a Crosscountry World Cup Stadion, beautiful crosscountry trails in great nature and some small indoor locations. obviously logistic doable with a full set up cinema unit with 40 people crew, 50 extras, 4 trucks, 2 sprinters, 4 vans, some cars etc... challenge accepted and mission accomplished.
If there is no snow in Slovakia, Tyrol has it.
The most spectacular downhill skirace in the world. The Hahnenkammrace or the so called Streif is the event, where the whole world looks to the location Kitzbühel in the tyrolean Alps. Gerald Salmina a passionate skier and director of Mount St. Elias and countless documentaries took up the challenge to produce and direct a documentary about the legendary race. 12 alpine movable cameramen, sound engineers, journalists etc had to be found. it was like a meeting of good old friends. looking forward to seeing this movie!
Requested locations by Location Austria where a medeval town, high alpine skiing and snowboarding locations, streets... thanks to many different possibilities, which we find here in Tirol we used a helicopter for efficient locationscouting. In the end there was a location found in one medeval oldtown which was used for shooting.
Shooting reenactments for a documentary about James Bond author Ian Fleming challenged us to scout for untracked powder with nice sunlight in a winter with quite poor snowconditions. During Locationscouting with director and skiing DOP Jens Hoffmann we found ideal locations. Our oldschool Telemarkers showed great performace while acting hunting each other, like the Fleming brothers did in the thirties in Kitzbühel in Tirol, Austria. The Austrian Alps play a role then aswell, when007 Mr. James Bond learns to ski, he does that in Kitzbühel.
A classic german fairytale directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner offered the challenge to find a snowy place in may, sure a location that is not everywhere availale, especially not easy to reach with a big crew with a lot of technical equipment. due to weatherproblems while shooting in romania the crew had to move to the alps to find this amazing place to build the set. building the set required a smart concept and some alpinists with the power to work in this high altitude above 3000 meters to collect stones and move them from one place to another. we moved tons by hand... hard work great film! thanks, we enjoyed the premiere in munich a lot!
Shooting an reenactment for Mt St. Elias, a movie about the longest ski descent. In Alaska in the St. Elias Nationalpark there is this unique possibility to ski from 150000 ft down to the ocean. We arranged a stunt as an reenactment for a skiing accident that happened on one of the past skiing attempts.
Our job: Location scouting
Director: Axel Koenzen
Our job: Location scouting, Alpine consulting
Shortfilm, finisfilm DFFB, 4th place Cannes – New Directors Award
Director: Matthias Bauer / Jan Zach
Our job: Location scouting