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Lightbox Pictures drops trailer for Alaskan adventure film, “Sugar Mountain”

Lightbox Pictures presents the trailer for its 2014 ski film Sugar Mountain. The movie showcases eight friends as they flee from their urban roots and venture into the extreme Alaskan backcountry. The crew climbs, shreds and explores the Chugach Range, experiencing a great deal of struggles and some serious rewards. Get a taste of what’s to come above, and head to the Lightbox Pictures Vimeo page to pre-order your copy of the badass flick. For more info, see the press release below.

Press Release provided by Lightbox Pictures:

San Francisco, California–Lightbox Pictures has officially released the trailer to its third adventure film Sugar Mountain in anticipation of its November 25th release in association with Helly Hansen. Sign up at sugarmountainfilm.com today for an invitation on launch.

Sugar Mountain is directed by Richard James of the acclaimed White Silk Road on snowboarding in Afghanistan. The 2014 film is the story of eight friends who leave their urban latte-lives behind to exist alone and unassisted for a month on a remote glacier in the Chugach Range of Alaska. The film follows the athletes and friends as they climb, ride and explore the surrounding “peaks of possibility.” It’s a cinematic exploration of the excitement, struggle and success of a crew of passionate dreamers, tackling a simple question, “why adventure?”

“A month is a blink in glacial time. For us it was full immersion. Full connection, a full removal from our urban click. Magic,” says Australian producer Oscar McLennan. “Yet, this time also revealed the graceful death of the glacier beneath us. It made you contemplate its lasting place in our future.”

Sugar Mountain stars world class skiers including Chris Booth, Watkin McLennan, Tim Myers and Miles Clark. It showcases an original, award winning score by Geordie Miller with Client Liaison, and artwork by the prolific Celeste Byers of California.The film brings a fresh style and a unique outlook to the genre by replacing helicopters with advanced drone technology by 3D Robotics for a more personal POV, and connects with viewers through a life adventure with true urbanites.

“Making this film was very different to my last films,” said director Richard James. “The whole cast and crew camped together for a month. With virtually no contact beyond the walls of our tents, conversation often centered on the movie, and that has really given this film its unique and authentic feel. Eight people collaborating on a doco as it happens in the Alaskan wilderness – it doesn’t get more real than that.” The film will be released Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Sign up now for an invitation on launch at sugarmountainfilm.com.

The first look at the trailer is available at vimeo.com/107769018. Limited screenings are scheduled for Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney and Melbourne with details at sugarmountainfilm.com.
Online viewing available thereafter through sugarmountainfilm.com, Helly Hansen’s Facebook and Vimeo-on-Demand.

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