UNREAL: THE DIRT BLIZZARD
For the The Dirt Blizzard scene, we wanted to reimagine the ultimate skier’s dream—a powder day—in mountain biking terms. Dirt falls from the sky like powder snow, while ecstatic riders play across a magical landscape. For riders Thomas Vanderham, Matty Miles, Ian Morrison, and Finn Iles, the Dirt Blizzard was something that they once could only dream about… until now. The filming of Dirt Blizzard can be described as a true climax in the history of action-sports cinematography. UnReal is being called the ultimate conjunction of athletic prowess and jaw-dropping cinematography, and no segment of the film highlights this better than “Dirt Blizzard”, a visual feast at the film’s end.
GO BEHIND THE SCENES
The trails of the Whistler Bike Park have seen their fair share of screen time over the years, from segments in our past films to your next-door-neighbour's POV edit. So, when it came time to filming the bike park segment for unReal, we knew we had to do something different. Many people have asked us how we made this segment: Was the dirt real? Did we use a green screen? Does this actually happen in Whistler? Well, in the final episode of Mind the Gap, we reveal how the Dirt Blizzard segment came to life.