Arctic Lights Documentary
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.
Directed by: Kota Collective
Matti Ollila, Teemu Lahtinen, Iisakki Kennilä
Edited by: Matti Ollila, Teemu Lahtinen
Jani Kärppä, Rami Hanafi & Harri Tarvainen
Antti Autti, Ilmo Niittymäki, Hypement, Kota Collective
Arctic Lights Webisode I - Endless Playground
70% of Finland is covered by forests and every Finnish person has a very special relationship with them, they are a place of meditation and it almost feels like forests are part of the DNA of Finns.
In Japan, forests are considered holy. A home of the spirits that is sometimes out of bounds for a man to enter. With respect and courtesy, the gates can be opened and you can experience some of the best snow in the world.
Antti Autti and Keisuke Yoshida are from opposite sides of the world and from very distant cultures, but they have more in common than you might think first. Both are born and bread in their respective northern territories, Antti from Lapland and Keisuke from Hokkaido. Both of them have been snowboarding most of their lives and enjoy greatly the thrill of riding in the forest. It is almost like their home, a place where they feel most relaxed, calm and content. This edit is all about opening the doors and sharing their home’s with a like-minded soul and shred the trees around Arctic Circle and the wilderness of Hokkaido, Japan.
Arctic Lights webisode II - Svalbard Expedition
Professional Snowboard Antti Autti wants to always extend his season. For a long time, he has had a dream to go on a sea voyage to the west coast of Svalbard. Finally, in spring 2017 this dream came true.
Together with fellow pro rider Roope Tonteri, they set the course to travel far up north while making brief stops to ride perfect spring snow in terrain where no one has left tracks before.
For Antti, the trip is not only about snowboarding. He has heard from locals about the constant change of nature in the Arctic and now he wants to go and see it with his own eyes. These stories force Antti to think about his actions as a professional snowboarder. Can a trip like this give a man new perspectives to a lifestyle which he has done for over half of his life?