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Purity | A Snowmads Meditation on the Art of Experiencing Nature (2023)

The new production of the Snowmads crew is unusual for many reasons. In PURITY director Lukas „Luki“ Schäfer takes us on a meditative journey inside – and that does not need any words.

PURITY is an intimate cinematic meditative adventure initiated by big mountain snowboarder and Snowmads crew member Gabriel Indrist and is produced by Karin Lechner of NINE&ONE. The new Snowmads film is a non-verbal film that aims to give a voice to nature.

The stunning soundscape and awe-inspiring nature scenes depict the story of Gabriel, an Austrian big mountain snowboarder and member of the Snowmads crew, a community of freeriders and adventurers, as he immerses himself in the beautiful North, East and South Tyrolian mountains to go on an inner search. In this film it seems that emotions and thoughts as well as a feeling of connectedness come and go and flow just as in a meditation. Above all this aesthetic short film takes the audience on a meditative journey into nature.

This film is perfect for those days where you’re tired of talking, or hearing others talk and you want to just sit back and be swept away to beautiful mountain landscapes filled with aesthetic views, snowboarding, skiing and the magic of being alive.

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Read what Snowboarder Gabriel Indrist says about his motivation to make this film:

It is the freedom and the wide views that enchant us high up on the summit. Away from all the stress of everyday life it seems as if we are in another world. The mountains give us a special lightness and some everyday worries that accompany us fly away. If we look and listen carefully, nature shapes and teaches us how to be in harmony with ourselves and our surroundings. As a mountaineer for many years and as part of the Snowmads crew, I have learned over the past few years how important mindfulness in life and appreciation for our nature and our fellow human beings are. Both in everyday life and when freeriding, we often tend to make hasty decisions. The consequences of this can be beautiful but also frightening. „Purity“ aims to show how much we discover about ourselves when we spend time in nature.“ Gabriel Indrist


A Film by: NINE&ONE
For: Snowmads
Initiated by: Gabriel Indrist
Produced by: Karin Lechner 
Directed by: Lukas Schäfer
Cinematography: Lukas Schäfer, Moritz Liebl, Joi Hoffmann, Mario Käppeli, Daniel Tschutschenthaler, Gabriel Indrist
Editing: Lukas Schäfer
Production Support: Markus Ascher, Fabian Lentsch
Stills Photography: Lukas Schäfer
Artwork: Anna-Maria Indrist

Featuring: Gabriel Indrist
Also featuring: Konstantin Ottner, Moritz Amsüss, Lukas Schäfer, Markus Ascher


Year of Production: Austria, 2023
Duration: 14 min
Locations: North, East and South Tyrol


How to watch

CINEMA:

Winter 2023/24 FREERIDE FILMFESTIVAL

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Further Snowmads film projects
Kastanistan – Snowmads in an Imaginary Land without Borders
A Foreign Native | Snowmads (2021)
Innsbruck. Powder. People. (2021)
Snowmads – Sense of Home (2019)
Ya Mas – Snowmads in Greece (2017)
Snowmads – A Journey Towards Eastern Suns (2016)

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Kastanistan | Snowmads In An Imaginary Land Without Borders (2022)

The new wintersports film follows pro skier Fabian Lentsch and his local friend Nick Phaliani on a mountain mission in Georgia together with the Snowmads crew while the two transition into new roles

“Kastanistan | Snowmads in an imaginary land without borders” is a ski and snowboard film by NINE&ONE about Georgian mountain guide Nick Phaliani and pro skier and Snowmads mastermind Fabian Lentsch, who go on their first freeride skiing mission together setting up camp in a new zone in Georgia, which hasn’t been skied before and is nothing short of freeride paradise. It is a soulful tale of friendship, conquering challenges as well as an imagination of a land full of peace, love and spines.


After having met back in 2016 when Fabi visited Georgia filming for the first Snowmads skiing film both, Nick and Fabi, have gone through big transitions in their lives. Inspired by the Snowmads Nick has learnt to ski and become a certified mountain guide in just 3 years. Fabi has transitioned from being a freeride line hunting pro skier, to more and more also becoming a bridge builder between cultures and a mentor to others like the young Snowmads riders Konsti and Gabriel, whom he takes along on this unique, couragous and inspiring travel.

As the group conquers new ski and snowboard lines in mind blowing terrain on this mission it all feels a bit like a new found paradise. However paradise is threatened when young Snowmads rider Gabriel chooses a consequential no fall line on his snowboard. Nick has to prove himself as the main guide of the trip, while Fabi has to keep up with feeling responsibility as Gabriel’s mentor.
In the middle of threatened peace all over the world, this is also a film about how to find inner peace no matter where you are. The group calls this imaginary place without borders and full of peace and love KASTANISTAN.


A Film by: NINE&ONE
For: Snowmads
Produced and written by: Karin Lechner 
Directed and edited by:
 Raphael Pöham
Initiator and Line Producer: Fabian Lentsch
Assistant Director: Joi Hoffmann
Principal Cinematography: Raphael Pöham, Joi Hoffmann
Additional Drone Footage: Luki Schäfer
Sound Design and Mix: Izzy Cope
Stills Photography: Fabio Keck
Artwork: Anna-Maria Indrist

Featuring: Fabian Lentsch, Nick Phaliani, Gabriel indrist, Konsti Ottner,
Joi Hoffmann, Zura Phaliani, Gogita Chartolani

Executive Producer : Karin Lechner

Year of Production: Austria, 2022
Duration: 22 min
Language:  German / English / Georgian (EN subtitles)
Locations: Georgia


How to watch

CINEMA:
24.02.2024 BOFF Bayerisches Outdoor Film Festival AWARD NIGHT
Winter 2023/24 BOFF Bayerisches Outdoor Film Festival

20.01.2022 GERMAN PREMIERE: BOFF Bayerisches Outdoor Film Festival AWARD NIGHT
12.11.2022 PREMIERE Freeride Film Base, Metropol, Innsbruck

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Further Snowmads film projects
Purity – A Snowmads Meditation On The Art Of Experiencing Nature (2023)
A Foreign Native | Snowmads (2021)
Innsbruck. Powder. People. (2021)
Snowmads – Sense of Home (2019)
Ya Mas – Snowmads in Greece (2017)
Snowmads – A Journey Towards Eastern Suns (2016)