This year, Matchstick Productions (MSP) released its 24th offering, Ruin and Rose, an flick that you need to see as winter ramps up yet again. Unlike most ski films, this one is largely focused on a plot, following a young boy’s journey through the desert of a post-apocalyptic world, searching for water and mountains. And accompanying this mesmerizing plot is a plethora of action-packed skiing from some of the top athletes in the world.
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If you have yet to see the film (or want to watch it over and over again), you’re in luck. As of today, Ruin and Rose is available worldwide on iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo On Demand, Amazon Video, Xbox, Vudu and FandangoNOW, as well as a DVD/Blu-ray combo set from Skimovie.com.
MSP has also been releasing athlete-specific edits, filled start-to-finish with badass ski footage. Check out the three that have been released so far, below, and keep an eye out for the rest to hit the internet in the following weeks from skiers such as Tanner Rainville, Sammy Carlson and Michelle Parker.
Grams from MSP and co.
From back in the spring when we went to Revelstoke with a star-studded crew. It's always a treat to bring along @sammycarlson1 because he brings an energy and creative perspective that is hard to match. Here he is floating effortlessly over a nice roller. @armadaskis @oakleyskiing @rockstarenergy @selkirktangiers ⠀ #RuinAndRose #msp2016 #funinthemountains #dreamteam
Tahoe friends, tonight is the premier of @mspfilms Ruin and Rose at OVL. Two showings at 7 & 9PM. Doors open at 6. Go get fired up! Cannot wait to see this one. Here's fav skier @eric_hjorleifson getting after it this year and, as always, showing us the way. Definitely a segment not to be missed among many others. » #🍕🍟 #ruinandrose #mspfilms2016
I traveled halfway across the globe to partake in film making madness of the highest order. Did we achieve never before seen sand stunts? Maybe… Are we laying the groundwork for the future of snowless skiing? Probably not. History may show our efforts as inconsequential to the greater good of mankind, but I will not soon forget Africa or the good friends I have made here. #sandstuntin #msp2016, #ruinandrose and @mspfilms @outdoorresearch @dpsskis @zealoptics #skinamibia @markus1eder @sturgegram @janesmithisinfinite