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A snowboard film featuring the stories of riders who are inspiring for their environmentally sustainable initiatives and lifestyles. Read more

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A snowboard film featuring the stories of riders who are inspiring for their environmentally sustainable initiatives and lifestyles.

About this project

The Little Things is a non-profit snowboard movie/documentary project based on environmentally-conscious riders who are inspirational through their riding, as well as their sustainable ways of living and thinking. 

The film is an initiative taken on by professional snowboarder Marie-France Roy and directed by Filmmaker Darcy Turenne in which all the riders are bringing to life the importance of protecting and living in balance with our environment.

Riders include: Jeremy Jones, Gretchen Bleiler, Tamo Campos, Meghann O'Brien,  Marie-France Roy, Jonaven Moore, Mike Basich and many friends in the snowboard community. 

Chasing powder around the globe as professional athletes, we get to see the effects of climate change first hand. Inevitably, we are aware that we all have a considerable footprint associated with the way we live in today's society. Since it is a complex issue that can't be resolved overnight, people often feel helpless and wonder how they can really make a difference. We believe that instead of preaching or pointing the finger at what people are doing wrong, we should focus on all The Little Things that people are doing right depending on their own assets and situations. Those simple and positive actions eventually influence our family, our friends, our children and essentially our political leaders to make the major changes that we need on a bigger scale.  

This film is about riders who have adopted different lifestyles or have gone off the beaten path in order to promote change in their own unique and different ways. Not only is the whole Snow Sport industry at risk but most importantly the quality of life for all living species around the world since we all depend on our precious natural resources and a healthy-living environment. 

The goal of this movie is to use snowboarding and the stories of proactive athletes as a vector to inspire positive change. Through their stories, we hope to showcase what each of them are doing personally to help secure the same lifestyle and quality of life that we have for the future generations. 

Check out our blog on Tumblr here: http://thelittlethingsmovie.tumblr.com/

Our first Trailer on Snowboardermag.com:

http://www.snowboardermag.com/featured/the-little-things-trailer/

Our second teaser featuring the project Creator Marie-France Roy:

http://www.snowboardermag.com/featured/little-things-marie-france-roy-teaser-two/

Give us a Like and follow us!  Facebook page The Little Things Movie

Instagram: @thelittlethingsmovie 

 Twitter: @lilthingsmovie 

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The Little Things Movie Eco-friendly snowboard wax by BeaverWax
The Little Things Movie Eco-friendly snowboard wax by BeaverWax
The Little Things Movie Snapback hat in Grey
The Little Things Movie Snapback hat in Grey
The Little Things Movie 5 Panel Snapback hat in Floral Pattern
The Little Things Movie 5 Panel Snapback hat in Floral Pattern
The Little Things Movie logo Black T-shirt
The Little Things Movie logo Black T-shirt
The Little Things Movie LouveDesign Hoodie. Handmade in Canada from recycled fabrics.
The Little Things Movie LouveDesign Hoodie. Handmade in Canada from recycled fabrics.
     
Women's Rome snowboards Bindings Madison Boss MFR Pro Model
Women's Rome snowboards Bindings Madison Boss MFR Pro Model
Marie-France Roy's 2014 Signature Oakley Outerwear, the Quebec Jacket and Pants in Medium
Marie-France Roy's 2014 Signature Oakley Outerwear, the Quebec Jacket and Pants in Medium

Risks and challenges

This project is very different from most other snowboard films in multiple aspects. The initiative came from professional snowboarder Marie-France Roy and all of the funding so far has come only from some of her sponsors as well as her personal savings. Everyone involved and helping has been extremely generous by putting in a lot of volunteer hours and energy into the process.

We don't have nearly the same budget as most snowboard films get since each rider usually brings in a certain amount of funds from their sponsors; although, without a large budget, it gives us more creative freedom. Most of all, it allows us to pick and include snowboarders based on their amazing stories instead of their sponsor's buy-in potential.
We are nearing completion on this two-year project but because of this small budget, we have hit a bump in the road. It's the behind-the-scenes details like securing music rights, funding the film's premier tour, and putting the finishing details on the project that we are now reaching out through Kickstarter to be able to complete this film. We hope that people will see the bigger picture in taking our film into fruition, and we can't thank anyone enough who wants to be a part of making The Little Things a reality. Stay inspired.

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