Updated: Feb 6, 2022
Watch 100 local ski enthusiasts on a rabbit hunt among the mountain tops, slopes, streets, and even the lakes of the Pyrenees.
In a crossover between action sport films and action comedy, XXL, one of Europe's biggest sport retailers, has come out with their new video ‘The Hunt’ . In it, we join a playful hunt set amid the breathtaking scenery of the Pyrenees—with high speed stunts performed among peaks, slopes, streets, and even a lake.
Embracing its mission of making sporting goods available for everyone, the film features 100 local skiers from La Mongie chasing a rabbit, portrayed by experienced French riders Alex Remonnay and Leo Fourcade. ‘The Hunt’ was shot during 12 days on location in La Mongie in the Pyrenees and Andorra.
– For us, skiing is about getting out there and having fun. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out, a pow connoisseur or a park rat. Winter is a playground with enough room for all of us. We wanted to encapsulate all that in a ski film, one that unites us all in the joy and thrill of coming together, enjoying winter on a common playground, says XXL.
Behind the video is film production agency Einarfilm and director Eivind Holmboe, who teamed up with DOP Baptise Sjöström and Simon Favier, known for their highly acclaimed work with Audi and Candide Thovex.
– I’ve never done a ski-film quite like this one, says Eivind Holmboe. It was a crazy and fast paced production that turned out to be a lot of fun.
The idea behind the rabbit is to inspire us all to get out there and explore everything winter has to offer. So put your skis on and #jointhehunt!
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