Symphony on Skis

60 min | documentary | DE, NZ 2017

 

An adventurous ski tour of two sisters, who follow the tracks of their father, across the pristine landscapes of New Zealand.

 

30 years ago, Gottlieb Braun-Elwert set out on an incredible expedition. He traversed the major glaciers of the Southern Alps, covering 40km and 4000 vertical meters, from the heart of the South Island to the West Coast in just 18 hours. A route of astonishing beauty, immense freedom, breathtaking vistas and dealing with the challenges of an untamed wilderness. He called this route “Symphony on Skis”.

Now, his daughters Carla, Elke and a small team of adventurers embark on the same journey. This film is a homage to their late father who found a love and home in New Zealand's Southern Alps.

 

 

CREDITS

 

Director CARLA BRAUN-ELWERT

Producer ROBERT MORGENSTERN, ALEXANDER HASSKERL

additional camera Keith Payne, PIM NIESTEN, MORITZ KATZ

Aerial Shots MATTHEW GOODMAN

Editor CARLA BRAUN-ELWERT

Composer MATTHEW CARADUS

Protagonists CARLA BRAUN-ELWERT, ELKE BRAUN-ELWERT, KEITH PAYNE, AXEL REISER, JOCHEN REISER

 

 

FESTIVALS

 

Audience Award - 15th international Filmfestival Tegernsee

Mountainfilm Graz

MENDI Mountain Film Festival

Fischkoppriding Freeride Festival

Mountain Film Festival 2018 - Documentary Competition Winner

 

 

Available on VOD