SANTA MONICA, California — From the creators of “The Art of FLIGHT,” Red Bull Media House presents “The Fourth Phase,” which tells the story of iconic snowboarder Travis Rice embarking on a journey to dreamlike landscapes around the North Pacific. Flow Global Professional Shin Biyajima links up with Rice in this highly anticipated film that will make its global premiere at The Shrine in Los Angeles on September 8 with the global release scheduled for October 2 on Red Bull TV and available for purchase on October 3. Inspired by the hydrological cycle, Rice and his team embark on a 16,000-mile journey to some of the most dreamlike landscapes around the North Pacific, discovering more than new terrain.
"The mechanics of how our winters work have always been intriguing to me,” said Rice. “Creating ‘The Fourth Phase’ brought an incredible group of snowboarders together with the hardest working, most committed production crew in the game, to witness first-hand the many moods of the North Pacific storm engine. The journey was created under the premise that to know something and to truly understand something - you have to become it."
Initiated in 2013 and captured entirely in 4K or higher Ultra HD, “The Fourth Phase” carves a fresh path, using an artistic blend of action, story, and cinematography to bring this stunning feature to life. The result is a film for anyone fascinated by the possibilities of adventure, of the natural world – of life.
“We are taking the audience on a real journey with all its ups and downs,” said Jon Klaczkiewicz, the film’s director. “At the film’s core, we are documenting incredible snowboard action in remote corners of the earth, but we are also telling an emotional human story.”
Biyajima signed up for this epic mission along side a crew of snowboarding’s most innovative riders including Mark Landvik, Eric Jackson, Bryan Iguchi, Pat Moore, Mikkel Bang, Jeremy Jones, Victor de Le Rue, Ben Ferguson, and more. From untapped terrain in Wyoming’s backcountry, across the Pacific to the Japanese Alps, Russian volcanoes, and spectacularly remote areas of Alaska, the team commits to enduring all that comes with immersing themselves in nature’s cycle.
Fans’ first look at the film will be in Los Angeles, CA on September 8 when the film premieres at the Shrine Auditorium, before setting off on a three-week screening tour to theaters in Canada, Australia, Japan, Russia, France, UK, Austria, Spain, Germany, New York, Colorado, and Wyoming.
“After nearly four years in production, we’re incredibly excited to share this film with audiences around the globe,” said Scott Bradfield, SVP of Production at Red Bull Media House.
Red Bull Media House was drawn to multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Kishi Bashi’s radiant and uplifting soundscapes, during the search for a sound that would guide the audience on an immersive, naturally flowing journey through the film. Kishi Bashi and the crew collaborated on a custom score for “The Fourth Phase” that culminated with a live recording session at Red Bull Studios New York.
On October 2, in a special, first-of-kind global event “The Fourth Phase” will premiere online at 9 p.m.* (time-shifted to local time worldwide). This one-time, premiere event will be free and can be viewed on Red Bull TV or as an app across devices, wherever they are connected. Tune-in parties are popping up worldwide from big venues and snowboard shops to living rooms and backyards.
“The Fourth Phase” is made possible through the amazing support of film partners including DC, GoPro, Quiksilver, Skullcandy, and Toyota. “The Fourth Phase” is the first sports film to be mastered in Dolby VisionTM and Dolby Atmos® combining these advanced image and sound technologies to deliver a truly spectacular experience.
About Red Bull Media House
A global media company, Red Bull Media House produces, publishes, distributes and licenses high-quality sport,
entertainment and educational programming from the areas of Sport & Lifestyle, Nature & Science and Tradition &
Inspiration. Its product portfolio includes sport and lifestyle programming, documentaries, feature films, music, games and mobile apps, as well as print and online magazines, that fascinate and inspire audiences all over the world – through all media channels and on all types of devices.
About “The Fourth Phase”
In Red Bull Media House’s “The Fourth Phase,” iconic snowboarder Travis Rice embarks on a journey around the
North Pacific, immersing himself in the hydrological cycle. With a crew of snowboarding’s most innovative riders,
he travels from his home base in Wyoming, across the Pacific to Japan, north to Russia, and over to Alaska,
discovering more than new terrain. Cutting-edge cinematography captures the captivating drama and thrilling
action for an immersive cinematic experience that one would expect from the team that created “The Art of FLIGHT.”
U.S. Media Contact: Lora Bodmer, Deep Communications for Red Bull Media House, firstname.lastname@example.org, 307.690.1630