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Xavier de le Rue

SKILL SET

Professional Athlete / Ariel filming

Languages: French & English

BACKGROUND
First and foremost Xavier de Le Rue is a mountain lover and this is at the core of all he does. In his heart he is a freerider and spends his time in the powder whenever conditions allow. His love and skills for both powder and big mountain riding have achieved wide recognition. Not only he can claim numerous freeride world champion title (3) and snowboard cross world champ (4), his riding levcel, he also received major awards from the snowboarding scene, most significants are: “biggest guts” award at The Reels festivals, “stand out of the year” at TransWorld SNOWboarding Rider Poll during SIA at Denver and Snowboarder Magazine Big Mountain of The Year. Also he received various award from different film festivals over the year such as best line at Coldsmoke award, best freerider at The Snowboard Garden Festival and his latest movie Mission Antarctic was nominee for best documentary and « coupd de cœur du jury » at The Reels.   This snowboarding racer and freestyler background combined with his love for the mountain give him the feeling and technical abilities he needs to ride the natural terrain to the full – whether on pillow, minigulf, cliff drop or tight couloirs.   With snowboarding true recognition comes through filming freeride action year after year.  Xavier was eager to also invest time and energy in this side of the sport, and has received well deserved success and respect for his movie and film parts. Xavier has been involved in a highly anticipated freeride film ‘Deeper’ where the riders access their ‘playground’ using only human power. During the 2009 season Xavier focused on big and steep faces in the Chamonix area, and was on expedition to the Antarctic filming for a documentary “Lives of the Artists” (by Relentless) – it left a deep impression “It was the trip of a lifetime, everyday we rode peaks and landscapes I would never have even expected to see”. He scored mindblowing action part in TB20 and 2112 NY Standard Films. Following this experiences, he created his own film prod company called TimeLine Films which produced webisodes on a regular basis during couple season, and movies such as This Is My Winter, White Noise. For Fall 2013 Xavier will be visible in Nation, Transworld new flick, Into The Moind from Sherpas cinemas,  a documentary on steep riding by TimeLine Films and much anticipated MissionAnatrctic documenting the trip of his comeback to Antarctic on a small boat with his crew, a TimeLine Films Collab with Camp 4 collective.   For this upcoming season, Xavier’s biggest challenge beside promoting Timeline Missions, the Mission Antarctic movie and World Snowboard Day as an ambassador, will be to chase the only snowboardcross medal he’s missing on Russian ground during Sochi Olympic.

Xavier is not only a big mountain snowboarder but the founder of this revolutionary autonmous flying camera that has created a huge buz world wide after an incredibily successful kickstarter campaign in june 14.

please check it out on:

www.hexoplus.com

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

AWARDS

Awarded Biggest guts at THE REELS 2012

Voted 2010 Big Mountain of The Year by Snowboarder Magazine

Awarded “Stand out of the year” at Transworld Rider Poll Award 2010

Awarded Best freerider at The snowboard garden festival 2012

Awarded for Best Line at Cold Smoke Award 2010

St Lary Freeride Film Festival 2010: Lives of the Artist awarded Best Shooting and Jury Special Prize

RESULTS

D3 times World Champion on the Freeride World Tour – 2010, 2009 and 2008

Winner extreme Vebier: 2011, 2010, 2009 & 2007

Freeride World Tour

1st place in Chamonix 2011

1st place in Squaw Valley 2010

1st place in Tignes 2009, 2008

1st place in Sochi 2010

2nd place in Sochi 2009 & 2008

3rd place place in Squaw Valley 2009

Votes Twice Best Line (Ski and Snowboard) of the Freeride World Tour by his peers – 2009 and 2008

Swatch O Neill Big Mountain Pro – Overall Winner in 2009, 2nd in 2008, Winner in 2007

SBX FIS World Champion in 2009 and 2007

Oxbow Back to the Powder in Tignes (FRA) – Winner in 2008

X Games Boarder-X – Winner in 2005

Gravity Games Boarder-X – Winner in 2005

Mt Baker legendary banked slalom – Winner 2002

FILMING HIGHLIGHTS

2013

Mission Antarctic by TimeLine Film in collab with Camp4 collective

Into The Mind by Shepras Cinemas

NATION by Transworld snowboarding

Steep Documentary by TimeLine Films

2012

2112 by Standard Films

White Noise by TimeLine Films

Swatch TimeLine webisodes by The North Face

Nuit de la glisse

2011

This is my winter by TimeLine Films

Swatch TimeLine webisodes by The North Face

TB 20 by Standard Films

Retrospect by VideoGrass

2010

Deeper by TGR,

The Storming by Standard Films

Lives of the Artist 2 by Relentlessentergy.com

2009

Black Winter by Standard Films

Lives of the Artist by Relentlessentergy.com

2008

Aesthetica by Standard Films

2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / 2003

Nuit de la glisse

2004

The ultimate round

Melody Sky

SKILL SET

Photographer / Camerawoman / Director / Producer

Languages: English, French and basic Italian

BACKGROUND

A sense of adventure, love of the outdoors and a respect for the environment gives Melody an endless and open field in which to carry out her profession and passion for photography and film making. Her hobby turned to full time career in the ocean where she fully qualified as a scuba diver and began working as an under water photographer at the age of 20. By chance meetings this took her to the Alps where she worked as an Ice diver in the lake in Tignes, France, inspired by her then favourite film at the time, the Big Blue by Luc Besson. Ski filming and photography were a natural progression from there. After a few more seasons she decided to focus on making a serious career in this field and she completed a BA honors in Film & Sport Science between London, UK and Melbourne Australia in 2001.

Melody was Europe’s first broadcast female ski camerawomen and annually directed films such as Snow’s in the House 2, Snow’s in the house 3, Coefficient Drag and Winter Requiem. In addition she was also director and camerawomen on freeride events such as the Verbier Ride, which were broadcast internationally on Eurosport and other adventure sports channels.

Over the last few years, Melody has been very busy with her photography work and has had images published in many international press in magazines such as 30 Degrees, Cooler, Verbier Life, Conde Naste, Harpers Bazaar, Habitus Asia, Ski & Board, Whitelines, Snow, Ski Canada, Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard, In the Snow, Dark Summer, Fall Line, Ski Japan and newspapers such as le Matin, 24 Heures, Financial Times, Observer, Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Express, Evening Standard, Independent and also a variety of books and organisations.

Although Melody has been predominantly based in the mountains for several years now, she is a keen freediver and is passionate about the ocean. Her aim is to make films that bring together adventure sports and the incredible environments and animals that are under threat of the modern world and carry a message through the fashionable sub culture of action sports and technology.

Web: www.melodysky.com
Instagram: melodyskyphotography

FILM AND TV PRODUCTIONS

Verbier Ride 08 – Director / Camerawoman

London Ride 07 – Director / Camerawoman

Saas-Fee Ride 07 – Director / Camerawoman

Verbier Ride 07 – Director / Camerawoman

London Ride 06 – Director / Camerawoman

Saas-Fee Ride 06 – Director / Camerawoman

Verbier Ride 06 – Director / Camerawoman

London Ride 05 – Director / Camerawoman

Saas-Fee Ride 05 – Director / Camerawoman

Verbier Ride 05 – Director / Camerawoman

London Ride 04 – Director / Camerawoman

Saas-Fee Ride 04 – Director / Camerawoman

Verbier Ride 04 – Director / Camerawoman

Verbier Ride 03 – Camerawoman

Winter Requiem – Co-Director / Co-producer / Camera woman

Coeficcient Drag – Co-Director / Co-producer / Camera woman

Snow’s in the House 3 – Co-Director / Co-producer / Camera woman

Snow’s in the House 2 – Co-Director / Co-Producer / Camera woman

Matt Hollis

SKILL SET

Director / Producer / Editor / Cameraman / Advertising

Languages: English and French

BACKGROUND
Matt has worked in the Film and commercials industry for over 20 years.  Starting out at Redwing before being asked to join Tim Marshall and Chris Palmer as they set up Gorgeous.  He worked there for 5 years when they won company production company of the year twice in that time.  During that time he progressed from runner to producer, whilst also developing his directing career. During that period he won a distinction from the Edinburgh Festival for his short film Paper bag.

 

On turning freelance in 2002 he produced TV commercials for many of the leading production companies in London. Working on Award winning commercials such as Levis ‘Twisted’ which won a gold pencil at D&AD and Kellogg’s, which won a lion at Cannes.

 

In 2004 he started working more as a director, developing his camera work and shooting a documentary on the Tibetan National football team in conjunction with Free Tibet and directing more docu style branded content.  In 2006 he set up Cattleprods as a production company. Concentrating on creating and producing high-end digital video content. Creating campaigns for a wide range of clients such as Nike, Coca Cola, Honda, Nokia, Vodafone and Powerade and S4C.

 

As the demand for digital video grew, Cattleprods moved into creating viral and marketing campaigns all based around the power of digital video and social media.  During this time, Matt developed his shooting and interview skills with a wide range of businessmen, sports stars and celebrities. Ranging from CEO’s at Microsoft and Honda through to stars such as David Beckham, Joan Collins, Reeves and Mortimer, Wayne Rooney, Paula Radcliffe, to name a few.

 

In 2009 as the company grew busier Matt teamed up with Geoff Stickler at Steam media. Where over the last 5 years he has produced a variety of work. Amongst others work, directed documentaries for John Lewis, created online campaigns for The CAB and shooting international TV spots for DeBeers, Hugo Boss and Purdey.

 

Matt is now comfortable in a range of work, from directing large crews in studio situations, to self shooting documentary style pieces.  He edits a good proportion of his own work and feels that his main skills are in interview situations and getting the best performances in short periods of time.

Guido Perrini

SKILL SET

Cameraman / Editor / Director

Languages: English, Italian and French

BACKGROUND
Guido is one of leading international cameramen of action sports today.  His camera skills are admired by any would be action sports filmmakers. He has worked with many of the leading freesports companies and athletes. He is now part of Timeline films who are rapidly becoming leaders in adventure sports productions.

FILM & TV PRODUCTION

Mission Antarctic: Timeline films – Director/Director of Photography

Nike commercial: Camera – Grieg Fraser DOP (Zero Dark Thirty, Killing them Softly) Rupert Sanders, director

Casio: G-shock Commercial ‘Chile’ – Director of photography

‘Into The mind’ Film: 2nd unit Director

‘Deeper’ Film: Cinematography

The North Face: ‘Xaver De Le Rue’ Commercial – Director of Photography

EA Sports: SSX launch commercial – Director

Top Gear TV show: BBC – Cameraman

‘Chalet Girl’ Feature Film: Cameraman

‘This is my Winter’ & ‘White Noise’ Snowboard films: Director / Director of Photography

Other productions include:

Rip Curl freeride event: Les Arcs DIRECTOR for 26 min show news edit and 30’ commercial, 5 cameras. This was the final of the freeride world tour

Verbier Ride ski event: DIRECTOR for 26 min show and news edit, 5 cameras.

Final for European tour, world tour stop 2006

‘Flipped’ Film: CO-DIRECTOR/CAMERA With Nicolas & Loris Falquet Winner Verbier outdoor film festival

Verbier X-treme: Beta SP. most widely broadcast freesport event worldwide

In 2002 worked on a 26 min documentary following 4 of the riders for a week before the event

‘Deep blue open’ 2002-2005 O’Neill. 26 minute surfing lifestyle program following the surfing event in the Maldives – Digi Beta, 16mm

Snow’s in the House: – CO-DIRECTOR, action sport video series widely distributed in the U.K.

Customs: Sequel to E2K and Back 9 video release (surfing), Director of photography

Eurorama, Quiksilver (Europe) video – 16mm – shot surfing and snowboarding segments and directed some of the skateboarding sequences. Quicksilver Europe 30’ TV advert

Control, Persuit& Shift – ‘O’Neill’ videos

A.S.P. pro surfing world tour – Chilli (U.K.)

SB Jam – 16mm, beta – snowboard event

Matthieu Giraud

SKILL SET
BACKGROUND

Matthieu has had many roles in the snowboard scene from working in national magazines and pan european media, judging events such as The Arctic Challenge and the Olympics, organising TTR events, working as a snow park manager or for brands as team & communication manager at a european level. The next logical step for him was to be his own boss and few years after he created his rider PR and career management and communication agency he realised something was still missing. Being capable of working on content creation from A to Z it was, along with Guido Perrini, Tero Repo and Xavier de Le Rue, that the Timeline missions film series brand was created and furthermore the Timeline Missions TV Production and Stock agency with Xavier de le Rue, Matt Hollis, Melody Sky, Guido Perrini and Tero Repo; A prefect fit that allows him to work as a team on bigger project with a producers role. In addition to that, along with Xavier, he commenced trying to find innovative ways to capture the emotion and actions during exploration project. Matthieu is also a confounder of the next big thing in aerial filming. Check www.hexoplus.com for more infos.

FILM & TV PRODUCTION

Tero Repo

SKILL SET
BACKGROUND

After two years of being a ski bum in Switzerland Tero decided to take his photography to another level. From hobby to profession wasn’t an easy task. For the first few years he was struggling to sell his photos but he didn’t give up. Tero’s goal was not just to sell the photos but to became one of the most recognised action photographers in the world. He moved to Switzerland and married a Swiss / Australian girl.

Today the happy couple have two kids and Tero Travels around the world working with the biggest brands in the sports industry. Some would say the dream has come true. Tero thinks so too after years of hard work but then he got hungrier and it paid off. Around 1000 published photos every year is not enough to award winning finnish photographer. He wants to get more involved in filming, directing and of course still keep capturing photos. At the age 36 Tero thinks he has just started his career and is feeling very determined for future projects.

FILM & TV PRODUCTION