We're now only months, technically, from the release of what promises to be one of the best snowboarding films of all time, "The Fourth Phase." Set to release in October, Travis Rice has been working on his next full-length feature since pretty much the day after "The Art of Flight" released in 2012. We chronicled "Day 1" of filming here on Red Bull Snow, and now we present to you Day 723, catching up with Rice well down the road of his next masterpiece.
Above is the first look at one of the kickers to be featured in "The Fourth Phase," as the boys set out to raise the bar from the gamechanging performances from some of Rice and crew's early work. They live and bleed progression, and promise that not a single frame of this new film will be anywhere near redundant.
"Day 723. Sounds funny to say, but it's gone by pretty quick. It's been an epic adventure, to say the least."Travis Rice
Up top they trace their steps through creating "The Community Project," then "That's It That's All," and finally "The Art of Flight." From there they go on to give us a glimpse of what's to come. Appropriately enough, there's enough untouched powder featured in the clip to whet our appetite until October.
It feels like we can finally start the countdown to when we'll get to see the final edit on the big screen, in what is guaranteed to be a genre-defining piece of work. Catch up with more of the progress of "The Fourth Phase" with the stories below:
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