Everybody needs to change things up from time to time. It’s a natural part of life. It’s a byproduct of growth. Sometimes it sucks, sometimes it comes from things not going so well, and sometimes it comes from just…well, from just needing to change it all up. A career change. A new hobby. A new passion project. They all come in different shapes and sizes.
For Yann Rausis, that left (or right) turn came last season after years of competing on the Freeride World Tour. He took a departure from it all and set out to make a new film.
“A film project that shows my personal vision of skiing,” he told The Inertia this week. “It is 100 percent produced by myself and through a crowdfunding campaign I organized last winter.”
Based on the trailer alone, FROM SOURCE feels like one of those ski flicks you watch in the months leading up to winter and start itching for snow to start flying. It’s the very film that gets one antsy for those first turns, that first drop, hell, your first run on groomers with friends. The action, the lines, the skiing from Rausis in FROM SOURCE looks like it’ll all have that impact on audiences. But Rausis says he set out to tell a deeper story. According to Rausis, the film is about a skier setting out alone at night and stepping “into the abyss of a glacier cave.”
“Diving in the depths of the unknown, he experiences a mystical connection with his higher self through freeride skiing visions,” he explains. “The next day feels like seeing the world with different eyes as he comes back to civilization with a fresh and rejuvenated spirit.”