RICK MACDONNELL, SnowSeekers Inc.
Last night was an important milestone for not only Brandon Boucher, our director of photography, but our entire company as a whole, in that we premiered our first ever documentary, Sunny on the Slopes. The film was shown at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), in its beautiful, new NEXEN Theatre to a capacity crowd. There wasn't a seat to be had, which was a rewarding sight for everyone involved on the project.
The film was inspired by the need to encourage all ethnicities to get out and experience the snow, and as was the case with Sunny on the Slopes, skiing. The documentary profiles a young Mongolian girl, named Sunny, on her journey through the Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance (CSIA) Skier Progression Program. Her adventure began at Edmonton's Snow Valley and ended with her skiing in the Canadian Rockies at Castle Mountain.
The film was produced in conjunction with the CSIA, and will be used as a learning tool in 200 ski schools across the country. It will also be broadcasted nationally in the fall, so stay tuned to the blog, as well as www.snowseekers.ca, for further details.
SnowSeekers would like to thank NAIT for their support, especially NAIT's Digital Media students, many of whom worked on the project. We'd also like to thank the CSIA for their involvement and unwavering enthusiasm throughout the entire process. And finally, the biggest thanks of all goes to Sunny and her family, who inspired us all, and whose passion and excitement rubbed off on everyone. We couldn't have done this without you.
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