Since 2011 Nat has been traveling the world as a top competitor in freeride skiing events, including the Freeride and Freeskiing World Tours. Now based in Chamonix, her focus has broadened to ski mountaineering and steep skiing.
Whether she is dropping into a competition line, riddled with technical skiing, cliff drops and high-speed maneuvers, or climbing to the summit of a mountain peak, Nat is constantly having to mitigate a volatile combination of fear and risk. Following a knee injury in 2013, she has found it hard to regain the mental edge and level of progression she had prior to her injury. This in turn has affected both her confidence and drive to push herself on skis. Rather than progressing towards her goals, Nat has found herself shying away from them in fear of both further physical injury and failure.
Since 2014 Nat has been involved in several action films at both an athlete and a producer. Nat has a strong history in financing ski projects including collaborating on the Shifting Ice expedition and ‘Chicks with Stix’ a long running Australian women’s ski camp. Nat has a Bachelor in Fine Arts, majoring in Painting.
Most recently renowned for representing Australia in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in ski slopestyle Anna is a seasoned freeski competitor of ten years. In her line of work, athletes require a strong mental demeanor, serious commitment to training and concise fear management. Nonetheless, training as a competitive skier doesn’t always translate into fearlessness outside of competition.
Since the Olympics Anna has branched out with the aim of developing her skiing skills and progressing the sport she loves in ways that competition wouldn’t allow. Her focus still rests on progressing women’s skiing, but rather than displaying it to a panel of judges, her endeavors are now being captured through the lens of a camera.
As an athlete Anna has managed herself and liaised with a range of sporting brands (including Lululemon, Bolle Eyewear, Rip Curl, Dakine) and an array of media (including ESPN, NBC, Channel 10 Australia, SBS Australia and the ABC).She also holds a bachelor degree in Liberal Arts and Commerce, including a major in International Business.
Bjarne Salén of Endlessflow Films, is an adventure filmmaker, director and producer from Sweden. Bjarne’s hallmark is capturing footage in challenging terrain. He has completed projects for top adventure brands including: Oakley Eyewear, The North Face, Patagonia, and Salomon. Bjarne has criss-crossed the globe to film the best skiers and mountaineers in the world, including Seth Morrison, Ian Macintosh, Andreas Fransson, JP Auclair, Xavier De La Rue, Cody Townsend, Chris Rubens and more.
Bjarne’s documentary, Dream Line (2014), distributed by Red Bull Media, won worldwide acclaim, most notably picking up ‘Best Documentary’ at the Powder Magazine Awards. His film Eclipse, filmed for Salomon Freeski TV, won ‘Best in Snow’ at the 2015 Banff Film Festival. Bjarne is supported by an incredible post-production team.