Recipe is the second full-length ski movie from French freeskier Coline Ballet-Baz.
Following on the heels of her first all-women’s movie, Skivas in 2020, Coline again assembled an all female-cast for Recipe, then joined them on a winter of filming, from backcountry booters in France to street rails in Salt Lake City, and the first-ever all-women’s park shoot in La Clusaz.
Recipe is a more introspective movie than Skivas. It gives the women involved plenty of time in front of the camera, without their skis on, to talk about their motivation and drive to do what they do, and the problems that sometimes crop up along the way. Not every action-hungry skier is excited when an interview pops up in a ski movie, but in this case, it’s more than justified. These girls have something to say, and in more than on instance, their honesty cuts to the bone.
Read more about the filming of Recipe in our interview with Coline.
From Youtube: RECIPE is a 100% female freeski documentary, filmed during the winter of 2021/22.
From the steep mountains of the French Alps to the streets of Salt Lake City, this movie highlights the current level of women’s freeskiing, while going deep into the motivations, mindset and shared sense of purpose needed to push their limits on skis. It’s a movie about the strength of a female action sports’ collective.
Directed by Coline Ballet-Baz
Produced by BUG Visionaries and Blue Max Media
Featuring: Michelle Parker, Taylor Lundquist, Manon Loschi, Sarah Hoefflin, Jennie-Lee Burmansson, Chloë Roux-Mollard, Juliette Willmann, Maggie Voisin, Olivia Asselin, Johanne Killi, Kirsti Muir, Margaux Hackett, Megan Oldham, Shiori Takahashi, Coline Ballet-Baz
Two years after her first short film Skivas, Coline Ballet-Baz is back on the front of the stage with a new video project, Recipe!
For her second film, the 30-year-old French skier brought together an international, 100% female cast, including American freeride icon Michelle Parker, Swiss Olympic slopestyle champion Sarah Hoefflin, the stylish Swede Jennie-Lee Burmansson, the most French of New Zealand riders, Margaux Hackett, American slopestyle powerhouse Maggie Voisin, American street skier Taylor Lundquist, young French rookie Manon Loschi, and French mountaineer and highliner Chloé Roux-Mollard.
Recipe features backcountry freeride sessions as poetic as they are dizzying in La Rosière, the very first 100% female freeski park shoot in La Clusaz, and a no-nonsense street session in Salt Lake City, Utah. The skiing spaces here are varied, each with their own demands and canvas for creativity, each location highlighting the level of work provided by the riders during filming. Beyond the performances delivered in Recipe, Coline has chosen to reveal all the beauty and power of the collective on a female shoot, its individuals, and the strong yet delicate energy that they all possess and share implicitly when they are brought together. As the film progresses, “Coco” questions some of her friends about their early careers, the feminine influences they may have received, whether being a woman could have been a hindrance for them in their journey, understanding what inspires them day after day in their dedicated practice, and what makes the moments they experience on set so unique. In this new 100% female project, Coline’s approach is far from the clichés comparing men and women in the industry. Rather, it is an opportunity for her to portray the physical and mental commitment required for filming, as well as the fear, the measure of the risk and sometimes the renunciation that everyone can experience, which is a subject often less addressed by the male sex.
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