Matchstick Productions has always pushed the limits in ski filmmaking, from the classic Ski Movie days featuring the legendary Shane McConkey to the new age with films like Days of My Youth and Superheroes of Stoke.
This year is no different, with the 24th installment, Ruin and Rose, directed by Ben Sturgulewski. A new addition to MSP’s production team in 2016, the director made his mark on the ski film community with 2013’'s groundbreaking Valhalla.
Ruin and Rose is an uplifting film about joy, creativity, imagination, and hope. For us skiers, being outside in the snow has always inspired those emotions and this film will do the same. Summing up the film perfectly, Sturgulewski says, “We set out to create a bold cinematic experience unlike anything else that ski movie audiences have seen before.”
This is one film you won’t want to miss to get you ready for that powdery winter we are all hoping for. The footage is unmatched, with extraordinary performances by MSP veterans Mark Abma, Markus Eder, Sander Hadley, Russ Henshaw, Sean Jordan, Michelle Parker, and Tanner Rainville. If you are as amped as we are to see snow on the peaks this early, get inspired for the season ahead at the world premiere of Ruin and Rose in Aspen, on September 16 at the Wheeler Opera House.