New documentary shows the exhilarating world of kite surfing in a way it has never been shown before.
The Woodpecker Motion Pictures team takes the viewer on an adrenaline rush as they follow cyclists from Poland and around the world through water and snow as they take flight in a gust of wind at the times.
The film was shot in various locations including: Hel Peninsula, Gdynia, Ustka, Orzechowo, Puck, Tychy and Bielsko-Biała in Poland.Greg Nelec
In Sardinia, the team was able to capture runners who were already practicing for the Olympics, because sport will be represented for the first time in Paris in 2024.Pic-deputy
Surprisingly, none of the riders or crew were injured during the filming of the documentary, even under the extreme conditions and dangers inherent in such a sport.Pic-deputy
The film was a passionate project for Dariusz Kabsch (pictured), CEO of Woodpecker Motion Pictures and producer of ‘Allseasons’, who has visited the Hel Peninsula for many years and is an avid kitesurfing enthusiast.Pic-deputy
Co-producer Joanna Kabsch told TFN: “For the first time in history, this documentary represented the sport in its entirety, all varieties, all styles. It takes us through all the seasons, hence the name of the movie Allseasons.Pic-deputy
The documentary represents a huge team effort that spanned over two years with four directors behind the lens and featuring the stories of multiple runners in a variety of disciplines, over the course of all four seasons.Pic-deputy
And internationally in the Alps in Switzerland (this photo), Sardinia in Italy, Geilo in Norway, the Red Sea in Egypt, Tarifa and Fuerteventura in Spain.Pic-deputy
Red Bull Ragnarok is 100 km of competitive kitesurfing with 400 competitors from over 30 countries around the world traversing what has been described as the snow desert.Dariusz kabsch
The 2020 and 2021 events, which take place at the end of March each year, have been canceled due to the COVID pandemic, but the event is slated to return in 2022 for its 10th edition.Dariusz kabsch
Joanna Kabsch said: “We mainly wanted to tell the story of people who love kitesurfing. We wanted to show this sport through their eyes. Not only why do they love the sport, but what are the challenges.Pic-deputy
Kabsch continued: “We were in constant contact with the riders and were waiting for good times. We called them and they told us it would be good to shoot in a few days, so the team was on hold. We had to be prepared before the shoot, be prepared for a lot of possibilities. “Greg Nelec
While most of the film covers the high adrenaline and fast-paced action of the sport, it also highlights the eco-time bomb that is a sunken wreck, the Franken, in Puck’s Bay. The former tanker still has a large amount of fuel and chemicals on board which, if they were to leak, would cause irreparable damage to the region’s ecosystem and marine life, as well as financial ruin for the tourism in the region.Public domain