British Columbia-based Sherpas Cinema have just dropped the trailer for its latest ski flick “La Liste: Everything Or Nothing.” And it’s insane.
After more than a year of filming in some of the planet’s most unforgiving mountain ranges, award-winning filmmakers Sherpas Cinema have released the official trailer for their newest feature documentary featuring freeskiers Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten.
The film, which will be released in Fall 2020, follows the duo as they apply their distinct “freeride approach” to mountain ranges across the world, including a shortlist of peaks above 6000 metres.
In 2016, Jérémie made a list of The Alps’ most iconic descents and skied them faster than they’d ever been skied before. But in the words of Sylvain Saudan (aka The Skier of the Impossible) “You’ve done it in Switzerland, now you must do it in the world.”
This new project has already filmed in both The Karakoram and The Andes, with plans to return to high altitude peaks within the next 10 months of production. It’s also been to Switzerland and Canada, where the athletes had a chance to train for their larger ski descents, and the team had a chance to plan for their expeditions.
In a figurative sense, these prized 6000-metre peaks are moving targets; the success rates of ski descents from their summits are entirely dependent on highly unpredictable weather patterns in some of the world’s harshest environments. And there are only so places on the planet that host peaks of this size, so the crew is consistently monitoring the ever-changing conditions in The Andes, The Karakoram and, of course, The Himalaya.
The feature doc will be an in-depth character study of two athletes who are trying the push steep skiing to the next level, and write a new chapter in the history of one of the world’s oldest sports. Their objectives require month-long expeditions into remote locations where even the smallest mistake can have grave consequences. This takes a massive toll, both physically and mentally, on the athletes and the film crew. But the relationship with the natural world, and the intimate bonds between everyone involved, provide motivation for the team to follow their hearts and try to achieve a goal that at times seems impossible.
The title of the film says it all: you either succeed in the completion of these endeavours, or you come back with nothing to show for the time you spent away from home, and the risks you took while you were out there.