I was first introduced to Brain Farm Cinema in the winter of 2009 when they released their first feature-length snowboarding film, That's It, That's All. Huddled around a small TV, my friends and I watched in amazement as world-renowned snowboarder Travis Rice took some of the world's most beautiful remote mountainsides by storm. More than anything else, though, I was taken in by the film's incredible cinematography.
Looking back on it, this was the first moment that I remember feeling truly captivated by cinematography. The film's unique blend of s16, 35mm, and HD aerial cinematography mesmerized me. And considering that my primary focus up to that point in my life had been playing guitar, there's a good chance that was the moment which planted the seed for my future in filmmaking.
So, when I caught the trailer for Brain Farm's latest project, a long-awaited film called The Fourth Phase, I had a bit of a nostalgic moment. My weird sentimentality towards Brain Farm aside, this trailer is awe-inspiring, and it might be one of the coolest things you'll see this weekend.
So here's to you, Brain Farm. Keep up the incredible work. The October 2016 release of this film can't come soon enough.