The making of award-winning ski film Passenger

A glimpse behind the scenes of the production of the season’s best, most-acclaimed freeski movie.
By Marion Schmitz

After two years of focus and hard work, the Legs of Steel crew from Innsbruck, Austria lit up the beginning of the season in the freeski scene with a new masterpiece, .

Narrated by Old Man Winter, the cinematic journey spans four continents, brings Paddy Graham, Bene Mayr, Thomas Hlawitschka, Sven Kueenle, Oscar Scherlin, Fabian Lentsch, Tobi Tritscher, Tom Leitner, Sebi Geiger, Freeride World Tour winner Sam Smoothy, X Games star Russ Henshaw and Olympic Gold medallists Joss Christensen and David Wise along for the ride, and captures the pure essence and joy of skiing with incredible, poetic imagery.

Fabian Lentsch performs in Haines, Alaska, USA on April 4, 2015
Fabian Lentsch shooting Passenger in Alaska © Pally Learmond/Red Bull Content Pool

And the accolades didn’t take long to start coming in: At the prestigious iF3 Festival the crew left with three awards (Best Single Shot,  Best Editing and Tom Leitner earned Best Crash), followed shortly by another three coveted Powder awards (Best Manmade Air, Best Powder and Best Cinematography).

We managed to get a glimpse behind the scenes to show, in three instalments, the making of the key award-winning scenes.

How did the AK session go down? Aside from the fact that it was the biggest and best freeski action of the flick… Find out in the player at the top of the page!

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