The foundations for EUPHORIA have been laid at the beginning of last winter in the Zillertal. A bunch of film enthusiasts bore the idea to realize a well-produced film, which could awaken the appetite to go snowboarding even without triple corks and 40 step rails. Such projects require the cooperation with park operators such as QParks and when it is done right, such collaborations are of advantage for both sides. The Snowpark Sölden has been chosen to play a major part in EUPHORIA. It’s time for a brief review!
It was already the beginning of April 2011, when the crews set out for their first missions and despite some pre-season snowfalls everybody was still waiting for the big dump. As a new movie production company, funds for travelling are limited and therefore chasing snow is a hard task. When you find yourself in such a fix, you need to keep cool and watch out for big, creative park elements. Now that the super-parks in America point the way ahead year after year, it is all the more gratifying that European park shaping companies are working hard on providing the best possible infrastructure for film crews and riders to get breathtaking shots. For EUPHORIA, the Incredible Project in the Snowpark Sölden proved to be just perfect.
Together with 5 others, park design legend Rudi Wyhlidal had conjured the Incredible Object up within 2 weeks. This multi-combo-element more than lived up to its name. Its centerpiece definitely was the Big Mama, a monster kicker with a 29,5 meter table and an massive airtime. Around it, a semicircular bowl was created, full of corners, transfers, pole jams and step downs! To sum up, it was an amazing, big playground, providing endless shred opportunities and challenging the riders to their fullest. Thanks to the excellent work of the shape crew and the committed effort of the riders, an unforgettable session has been recorded that day. There were quite a lot bangers going down, that’s for sure…
We don’t want to disclose any more details at this point, as the movie will be released pretty soon! Expect some hot chicks, crazy tattoos, a funny story without any real meaning, and of course snowboarding action on a very high level! The world premiere will take place on the 1st of October 2011 in the Zillertal valley, during the Hotzone.tv opening. More premieres will take place in Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna – dates to be announced! The movie will be available as free download on the 3rd of October on www.euphoria4free.com! Watch the EUPHORIA Teaser here and visit their vimeo (www.vimeo.com/argonfilms) and facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Argon-Films/197505483618646!) channels!
Are you ready for EUPHORIA?