Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Update from Chile. The making of Brain Farm's movie "Flight".

About 10 days ago I left Canada for Chile to shoot with Brain Farm for the making of their feature film "Flight". The snowboarders for this portion of the film will be Jake Blauvelt, Scotty Lago and Travis Rice.

We landed in Santiago and stayed in the city to shoot the lifestyle and the travel portion of the film first before leaving to Farallones, a small town near the ski hill Valle Nevado. With a huge house for us waiting in Farallones along with 2 helicopters, this is where we were to base ourselves from for the next month.

Due to a lack of new snow we decided to leave the house behind and fly south a few hours to Termas de Chillan. All our gear following in 2 cargo vans. Unfortunately the expected snow in Chillan never showed. While waiting, we were able to do a lot of fun things that will end up in the TV show, a kind of a behind the scenes and making of the film. One day consisted of flying to a winery for some tasting, and the next to the beach to check out the Volcom Nutcracker surf contest and finally a day of heli shopping.

We are now back in Farallones, regrouping and planning the next week of the shoot. We still have close to 3 weeks left so we are all optimistic that the snow will come. With this group of riders, all we really need is 3 good days to get it all done. Fingers crossed.

Santiago Airport flooding, not sure the bucket will help.
Greg Wheeler films a local act with the Phantom Camera.
Local dancing in Santiago.
A portion of our group overlooking Santiago.
The setting sun from our house in Farallones.
A lot of people followed Travis Rice and our crew around on Termas de Chillan.
A view of farm land on the way to the beach.
A layer of fog over farm land.
Chile's La Gotera point break from the air.
Travis Rice and Madonna. Opening night of gay ski week in Termas de Chillan.
Gay ski week and Jake Blauvelt's birthday made for one hell of a good time.


  1. When is "Flight" due to come out? Next fall/winter?

  2. Yes, its a 2 year project. September 2011.

  3. So does that Madonna have a dong?