"Passenger" Ski Film by Andre Nutini and Dave Peacock (Local Guys!)
David Peacock of Rossland and Andre Nutini of Warfield, both RSS grads, have just finished co-directing a 2 year filming project for Red Bull. Their movie is narrated by local graphic artist Rob Sulman and will be shown in the Royal Theatre in Trail on November 5:
Asked what inspired them to do this film, Peacock says, “We were inspired in large part by action sports films like Life Cycles, Art of Flight, but also by the mountains themselves. Spending time in amazing places with cameras and skis usually provides all the on-site inspiration needed.”
The duo filmed in Japan, Canada, America, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and France. “Every place provided different scenery and skiing,” Peacock said.
When asked whether they had noticed any signs of climate change affecting the areas they visited, Peacock responded, “I think climate change is something that has begun to irrevocably affect the ski areas we visited. We had the good fortune of being able to pick our destinations and go where the snow was, but having seen how many places have had bad seasons of late, climate change is hard to ignore. It’s definitely most evident at glacier-based resorts, where year after year the residual snowpack decreases.”
He added, “As a community of skiers, we see firsthand the effects of climate instability; if we want future generations to ski the places that we’re able to, something’s got to change. Consuming anything and everything in our path is not a sustainable method of living, and understanding that will go a long way to combat the issues we face. We can all do the little things, and in doing so support positive change on a larger scale.”
Both Peacock and Nutini grew up in Rossland, skiing Red Mountain. Peacock spoke for both of them when he said, “We both would like to thank our families and the city of Rossland for supporting our creative pursuits from the ground up. It’s an incredible place to live and work, full of great people. So thanks Rossland!”