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Xavier de le Rue
Professional Athlete / Ariel filming
Languages: French & English
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.
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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
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
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
2112 by Standard Films
White Noise by TimeLine Films
Swatch TimeLine webisodes by The North Face
Nuit de la glisse
This is my winter by TimeLine Films
Swatch TimeLine webisodes by The North Face
TB 20 by Standard Films
Retrospect by VideoGrass
Deeper by TGR,
The Storming by Standard Films
Lives of the Artist 2 by Relentlessentergy.com
Black Winter by Standard Films
Lives of the Artist by Relentlessentergy.com
Aesthetica by Standard Films
2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / 2003
Nuit de la glisse
The ultimate round
Photographer / Camerawoman / Director / Producer
Languages: English, French and basic Italian
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 has seen films screened on TV, in film festivals for many years. She has also seen her images published in many international press in magazines such as 30 Degrees, Cooler, Verbier Life, Conde Naste, Harpers Bazaar, 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 online.
Although Melody has been predominantly based in the mountains, she is a keen freediver and is passionate about the ocean. Her aim is to make films that bring together action sports, adventure travel 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.
FILM AND TV PRODUCTIONS
La Liste (Web, Media), Degrees North (Media, Licensing, PR), Mission Antarctic (Media, Licensing, PR), Red Bull Bosses des Bosses (Camerawoman), Ride Freesports TV episodes 2003 – 2008 (Director / Camerawoman), Winter Requiem (Co-Director / Co-producer / Camera Woman), Coeficcient Drag (Co-Director / Co-producer / Camera Woman), Snow’s in the House Trilogy (Co-Director / Co-producer / Camera woman)
Director / Producer / Editor / Cameraman / Advertising
Languages: English and French
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.
Cameraman / Editor / Director
Languages: English, Italian and French
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 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
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.