Arts, Dining & Entertainment
December 28, 2016

“Ruin and Rose” takes the journey beyond the big empty

“Ruin and Rose” takes the journey  beyond the big empty

Wednesday, Dec. 28—KILLINGTON—Matchstick Productions will present a Killington screening of the ski film “Ruin and Rose” on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Killington Grand Hotel at Killington Resort. Check for more details, which were unavailable at press time.
A surreal future leaves the world without water and consumed by sand: the big empty. A group of children survives alone on the edge of the endless desert in the ruin of the now. When a young boy unearths an ancient relic hinting at the lost wonders of winter, he sets off in search of the ghosts that once called the mountains their home. This bold cinematic experience balances stunning skiing with a wild and hopeful journey into the forgotten lands of myth and magic beyond the empty.
Acclaimed writer/director Ben Sturgulewski joins the award-winning team at Matchstick Productions and their two decades of filmmaking expertise to deliver “Ruin and Rose,” an epic creative vision brought to life by the talents of the world’s top skiers. Winter landscapes across the planet contrast seamlessly with a thoroughly-crafted story of environmental apocalypse, shot entirely within the otherworldly expanses of Africa’s Skeleton Coast. Unlike anything seen before, the dreamlike setting of this film sparks the imagination of not only action sports enthusiasts, but anyone with a beating heart.
“Ruin and Rose” features veterans and newcomers alike, including Mark Abma, Sammy Carlson, Markus Eder, Zack Giffin, Sander Hadley, Russ Henshaw, Eric Hjorleifson, Lukas Joas, Sean Jordan, Bene Mayr, Evan McEachran, Michelle Parker, Ole Pavel, Tanner Rainville, Austin Ross, Fabio Studer, Cody Townsend, Noah Wallace, and others. It was filmed on location in Alaska, Austria, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, France, Switzerland, and the deserts of Namibia.


Photo courtesy of Matchstick Productions
Michelle Parker and Eric Hjorleifson hike up a ridge, appearing to walk on the moon, in “Ruin and Rose.”

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