This video, produced by Lilli Clark and Thomas Balzer, got a lot of airplay at the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival in April. It was built around a manifesto I wrote for the Festival the previous year, and was a chance to turn the spotlight on some of the people who make up the Whistler, and Festival, community.
Watching another short film featuring Whistler faces, made by Matt Walker, taking long unblinking portraits, reiterated for me how powerful and expressive the human face is… even in stillness. Especially, if the subject can actually maintain stillness, which is apparently a lot harder than you’d think.
It reminds me of Bright Eyes’ video for “First Day of My Life.”