Ski film teasers are a funny little micro-genre. The form requires nothing but action, even when the film may have deeper thematic goals. This seems like the case in FROM SOURCE, a new film from Freeride World Tour staple Yann Rausis. From the synopsis that accompanies the film, we learn that Rausis will embark on an archetypal Hero’s Journey and learn about spiritual liberation from an unknown font. But in the trailer, it seems like he’s already gotten there, ripping huge Euro spines top to bottom. Judging by the outcome, it seems like the well of knowledge did the trick.
FROM SOURCE Synopsis: A skier wanders alone by a glacier on a bright full-moon night and steps into the abyss of a glacier cave. His longing for spiritual liberation guided him there, as far as possible from everything he knows. Diving in the depths of the unknown, he experiences a mystical connection with his higher self through freeride skiing visions. The next day feels like seeing the world with different eyes as he comes back to civilization with a fresh and rejuvenated spirit, dreaming about dancing freely on the spring mountain playground.