DAKINE – ‘BLINDSPOT’
A short film by Dakine, featuring Louif Paradis, Mark Wilson and Sam Taxwood.
Louif Paradis, Mark Wilson and Sam Taxwood embark on two trips – to the country of Georgia and to Quebec, to explore and draw parallel between the completely unknown and arguably the most iconic, recognizable and known visual to the snowboard community.
“The Russians left Georgia in 1991, because of the collapse of the USSR. They left behind hotels, ski resorts and buildings galore devoid of human attention for decades. The entire country seemed to be cast in a cloak of mystery, vacant of any digital guide. Our phones didn’t properly work. We used paper maps to navigate. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Like one giant blindspot on the map. Georgia was a beacon of unknown. And set side by side to the unknown was now the known; Quebec – arguably the most iconic and recognizable visual to the snowboard community. The area has been pillaged for the last two decades by some of the best riders we’ve even seen. But all it took was open minds and snow accumulated in ways we hadn’t seen before.”
Filmed & Edited by Jon Stark
Produced by Dakine, Colleen Quigley, Tyler Malay, Alexandra Erickson
Color & post by Tyler Malay
Art Direction by Alexandra Erickson