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Making-of “71° Solitude North”: how to shoot a full film in the arctic when you’re on your own with no budget but vast amount of time and good-will
|71° SOLITUDE NORD|
VERSION COMPLÈTE - FILM 70 MIN, BONUS & MAKING-OF
DVD - 71 Degrés Solitude Nord - 15 €
71° Solitude North film’s official trailer
The Tale Of Jack Frost, full version (35 min)
A short video-clip about the fatbike used for the film
A Word From The Filmmaker
“My name is Damien.
I make adventure films.
Nathalie’s project bewitched me, and I challenged myself to follow her on parts of her expedition with a fatbike – a mountain bike with giant wheels – to make a movie about her…
I knew I would have to face numerous challenges with this shooting: dealing with the cold of the arctic, not only for me but for my equipment (and I had no previous experience of that); follow a solitary person and make a film about her, being with yer yet not disrupting her roaming and not breaking her vow for solitude; riding my fatbike in the arctic, with various types and conditions of snow and ice, in the arctic night and then spring; feed myself properly (which is a more subtle challenge than it seems, because I am a raw foddist and a vegan…). I then decided to top it all with yet another bet: bring back the footage to document the shooting itself, and share with the audience all the tips and tricks my common sense and my motivation alone made me set-up to make sure I’d be back some day with a good feature film and a making-of film shot, written, and edited as a standalone film!”
Selected by the festivals:
BOFF 2014 (Bovec Film Festival, Slovenia) + Partances 2015 (Toulouse, France) + FFA 2015 (La Rochelle, France) + Online FLIX Mountain Film Festival (Canada)
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Film HD, durée 70 min / HD format, duration 70 min.
Bonus, making-of (35 min) / Extras, making-of (35 min).
Official trailer for the film
Long version of this making-of video
Short video-clip about fatbiking in the Arctic
Release: Spring 2014
Running time: 22 or 35 min
Format : full HD