For years, Antti Autti has proven himself as one of Finland’s most dedicated snowboarders–but at what cost? In the trailer for “Arctic Lights,” a new full length feature starring Antti, there’s a sense of struggle between his life in the mountains and his life at home. “When it comes to snowboarding I can be very selfish,” he says. “Others might find it hard to understand my decisions.” Those close to him say “he’s most at home while he’s away.” Between the introspective look into this legendary snowboarder’s life and (of course) jaw-dropping big mountain visuals from Finland, Sweden, Norway and more, “Arctic Lights” looks to be an intense ride.
Photos by Janni Karpa / Kota Collective.
A word about the film from its creators:
Professional snowboarder Antti Autti is dependent on snowboarding. For Antti it is a passion, but for his closest ones it is an obsession. He has been chasing snow and mountains at the expense of everything else. But when does absolute dedication for one thing start to take a toll on other important things in life? To figure this out, Antti decides to spend the whole season closer to home in Lapland and see if he can discover balance in life.
Arctic Lights movie follows Autti´s season in the mountains and fells of the North and ponders if it is possible for a professional athlete to find balance between career and home.
Arctic Lights will be released December 2017
Directed by: Teemu Lahtinen & Matti Ollila – Kota Collective
Matti Ollila, Teemu Lahtinen, Iisakki Kennilä
Edited by: Matti Ollila, Teemu Lahtinen
Produced by: Antti Autti , Ilmo NIittymäki, Hypement
Principal photography: Jani Kärppä, Rami Hanafi, Harri Tarvainen