Blind Faith

2021 MOFF Official Selection

About This Project

Filmmaker:

Graeme Meiklejohn for Origin Outside

Total Running Time:

0:25:40

Filming Location:

Canada

Filmmaker Origin:

BC

Synopsis:

Mac Marcoux is one of Canada’s most decorated para-athletes. He will attempt to redefine himself as a skier by taking his racing pedigree into Whistler Blackcomb’s extreme alpine terrain. Will Mac will become the world’s first blind freeksier, or will his career as an athlete and his Olympic hopes come to an end?

This film to be screened:

7/29/21 – The Kennebec Program

Special Note:

New England Premiere

Filmmaker Bio:

I am a cinematographer, director and editor based out of Vancouver & Whistler. I specialize in creating impactful content for outdoor and adventure brands that tell compelling stories. I have been fortunate enough to be part of teams that have produced award winning content for clients including Whistler Blackcomb, MEC and The North Face. I specialize in creating engaging films that punch well above their budgets weight class that leave a lasting impression on viewers.

Three thoughts from the filmmaker:

Mac Marcoux is one of Canada’s most decorated para-athletes. Now, after a year sidelined by injury and skiing with a new, unproven guide, he will attempt to redefine himself as a skier by taking his racing pedigree into Whistler Blackcomb’s extreme alpine terrain. His goal is to do more than just ski lines that are impressive for a blind person, Mac wants to change the way people see adaptive athletes. To do this, he needs the support of his new guide and friend, Tristan Rodgers. If they succeed, Mac will become the world’s first blind freeksier. If they fail, his career as an athlete and his Olympic hopes may come to an end. As the pair square off against the challenges of the mountains and push their boundaries to the limit, they fight to stay healthy and inspired, all while training to earn a spot on the 2022 Olympic Team.

Category
7/29 Eastern Promenade