The name ‘Dimmu Topptur’ is a combination of Dommu Borgir (a Norwegian Black Metal band) and ‘topptur’ which is ‘ski touring’ in Norwegian.
The movie is full-throttle, big-mountain skiing in Norway with no dialogue or explanation. Just purely charging and rock music!
From Youtube: Dimmu Topptur is the two-year rock’n’roll big-mountain ski film project of myself (Trygg Lindkjølen) and Christopher Lange. It features powder skiing, big-mountain charging, zero informative dialogue, and an all-original rock soundtrack made by myself, specifically for the film. (And Christopher made the soundscaping for the intro on his synth). We made a deliberate decision to make this film as a passion project, with zero budget, so that we would have full creative control on how it turned out. Both of us were working more or less full-time jobs while making this movie, and we pretty much spent all of our free time these two winters filming. I would also like to point out that with the exception of some of the powder runs in the first segment (from Sogndal Skisenter), all of the runs in the film are accessed by foot. The whole film is filmed in the Sogndal and Sunnmøre regions of western Norway, and most of the shots are filmed with phones and lightweight drones, making us an effective and lightweight two-person production team in the mountains. Big thank you to everyone who helped make this happen, and a big thank you to our sponsors: Vertical Playground Atomic Woolf Merino