From the orange and gold of fall to the pink cherry blossoms of spring, Signatures follows an entire winter deep in the hardwoods of Hokkaido, Japan. Deliciously deep January blower to April corn, we bring you a film about expression and the art of riding on snow. Every turn has a personality, and every personality has its own unique style: the air, the smear, the spin, the grab, the laid-out cutback carve. Shot in HD, Signatures is 100% human powered riding in all snow-sliding styles: board, noboard, ski, and drop-knee.
Riders: Taro Tamai, Lorenzo Worster, Nick Devore, Will Cardamone, Jacqui Edgerly, Matt Philippi, Jamie Laidlaw, Jess McMillan, Yutaka Takanashi, Charlie Cannon, Eben Mond, MC Larivee, JT Robinson, Adam Moszynski, Caroline Gleich, Forrest Coots, Jake Sakson, Orry Grant, Mike Coletti, Ommu, Sheesa, Nobu, Kenichi Miyashita, Hayato “Bubbles” Maruyama, and Atsushi Gomyo.
Locations: Niseko, Yotei, Kiroro, Asahidake, Tokachidake, and Furano backcountry
Signatures premieres Sept. 19th, 2009 at IF3 in Montreal and in Aspen, CO. Catch the film on tour in US, Canada, and Japan in fall 2009.
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