Portrait Of A Young Snowboarder - Marcus Kleveland
Norway is to pro snowboarders what Japan is to sushi, and Scotland is to whisky: sure, other countries produce them, but not in the same quantity or quality, which is a mixed blessing if you’re a snowboarder.
The level is so high, that on one hand it pushes you to be the best rider you can be, but on the other it’s insanely hard to get noticed – some of the best snowboarders in the world are unknown, unsponsored Norwegians.
In Marcus Kleveland’s case, getting noticed wasn’t a problem when, at the age of 13, he became the youngest rider ever to land a Triple Cork.
In a sport constantly searching for the next big thing, the spotlight was shining bright on Marcus, but would it last? In this atmospheric short film, filmmaker Pirmin Juffinger picks up the story two years on, to find out how this smiling, quietly spoken kid from northern Norway is progressing, both as a rider and a person.
Directed by Pirmin Juffinger I Golden Fox
Sounddesign & Mix by Robert Büchel I Jingle Jungle Zürich
Produced for Volcom & Red Bull by Golden Fox.