2013′s best ski films: Read Freeskier’s review of “The Wallisch Project”
The Wallisch Project, from Tom Wallisch and producer Kyle Decker, lives up to the hype. What did we take away from it? First and foremost, Tom Wallisch is exceptionally good at skiing. Second, and to dispel any misconceptions, it’s not a movie. The “Project,” in the words of one Freeskier editor, is “essentially a long, banger opening segment,” featuring a heavy dose of urban, mixed with massive park features and backcountry jumps. Tom reaches deep into his bag of tricks—whether it be in the park at Mammoth and Keystone or the streets of Hartford, CT and his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, or the vast expanse of the Whistler backcountry—and puts on a show that leaves viewers in awe of his ability to combine ultra technical trickery with his trademark effortless style.
Set to the tunes of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, and Visioneers, it’s fast paced and action-packed. At just under eight minutes long, The Wallisch Project is easily consumed, digestible and re-watchable, making it well worth the $2.99 asking price. Wallisch and Decker are setting a new standard for how skiing video content can be produced and distributed, and if one were to call this project an experiment, we’re dubbing it a great success. After a season of hard work, the duo has much to be proud of.
Trailer Page: http://ow.ly/ojHQL
Runtime: 8 minutes
Get It Now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-wallisch-project/id679550099
About the author:
Donny O'Neill hails from the mystical, faraway land of New Hartford, CT. When he's not in the mountains searching for Big Foot, he's the Associate Editor here at Freeskier.