The Matchstick Productions crew works while filming in the Coast Range of British Columbia. (photo: MSP/Ralphie)

New Matchstick Ski Film to Premiere in Boulder

Crested Butte, CO – Matchstick Productions (MSP) has announced its latest offering to skiing’s celluloid legacy.  “Attack of La Niña: The Bitch is Back” will debut at the famed Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colo., on Sept. 17, 2011.

“Attack of La Niña” is a recap of one of the longest and deepest North American winters on record, served up courtesy of the worldwide weather phenomenon known as La Niña.  “Last winter continued to amaze us as the season went on – weather patterns relentlessly pounded the western U.S. and Canada,” said executive producer Murray Wais.  “Deep snow and epic conditions made it nearly impossible to stray too far from home, creating opportunities to go deeper into zones that we’ve explored in the past.  We were able to check out some spots that we’d never even thought of as possibilities before, and the payoff was greater than we ever could have expected.”

The Matchstick Productions crew works while filming in the Coast Range of British Columbia. (photo: MSP/Ralphie)

The Matchstick Productions crew works while filming in the Coast Range of British Columbia. (photo: MSP/Ralphie)

Along for the ride is MSP staple Sean Pettit, throwing down and dominating powder across his home province of British Columbia.  Filmgoers will follow the journey of Frenchman Richard Permin as he chases storms throughout Canada, and watch the exploits of X Games superstar Bobby Brown as he leads an A-list team back to Alyeska for another massive jump session.  A heliskiing trip deep into an elusive B.C. Coast Range hot spring provides the backdrop for one of the most scenic segments of the year, featuring Ingrid Backstrom, James Heim, and Eric Hjorleifson.  Colby West, one of ski films’ funniest characters, will embark upon his quest for the “ultimate run.”

Producers say that the film will feature an eclectic mix of high definition camera work and awe-inspiring footage captured using the most state of the art equipment available, including slow motion Phantom cameras, heli-mounted Cineflex rigs, and ultra high end point-of-view camera angles. “Attack of La Niña” was filmed on location across North America, including: Alyeska, Alaska; Terrace, British Columbia, Canada; Aspen, Colo.; Whistler, British Columbia; Breckenridge, Colo.; Mammoth Mountain, Calif.; and Stevens Pass, Wash. In addition to those mentioned above the cast also includes Mark Abma, Henrik Windstedt, Gus Kenworthy, Russ Henshaw, Cody Townsend, Rory Bushfield, Callum Pettit, Jacob Wester, Alex Schlopy, and 15-year-old sensation Torin Yater-Wallace.

The MSP Movie Tour kicks off this September and will visit over 200 locations around the world in 2011, featuring athlete appearances, poster signings, after parties, live entertainment, prize giveaways, and more.  Tour dates will be listed at MSP’s website, www.skimovie.com.

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