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Scurvy

By Pirate Life 09 Jun 2020

Burton Snowboards and Pirate Life Brewing Presents:
Scurvy
A collaborative snowboard film in the age of the Pandemic

Times are strange right now, but ‘challenging times’ is not a new concept for a snowboarder. Unpredictability is what makes snowboarders creative, adaptive, resilient people. Snowboarders revel in opportunities for new experiences, to see challenges and turn them into accomplishments.

It is this mentality that brought about ‘Scurvy’, an Australian snowboard movie made during some of the most challenging and unprecedented times humanity has ever faced.

The idea for the film came from a partnership of two brands who share like-minded creativity, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirt, Burton Snowboards and Pirate Life Brewing. After the success of the Burton x Pirate Life Frontside Ale in 2019, the next step was to create something bigger to build on the partnership, a film that celebrated what both brands embody.

To steer the ship, Burton called upon the talents of Marcus Skin, the X-Games Bronze medal filmer from Canberra who, in the last few years, has propelled himself to the top of the snowboard filming scene. Marcus’ knack for creativity and flare for story telling made him the perfect conductor of the project. The brief was simple: pick a crew, pick a location, let’s film a movie.

Jye Kearney and Carlos Garcia Knight were two easy choices – long-time friends and Burton’s top two Australian and Kiwi riders. But Marcus also called upon Josh Anderson, one of Australia’s best up and coming urban riders, fellow Canberrian and all-round veteran ripper Troy Sturrock and JJ Rayward, the quiet and humble but supremely talented rider from New Zealand. To round out the crew, Bryce Bugera, who has somewhat become Jindabyne’s favourite adopted Canadian son, was given the call up, as well as a new Burton Kilroy recruit, Maggie Leon – who when she isn’t stacking clips, works on developing new prosthetic snowboarding equipment for adaptive snowboarders.

The goal was to select two locations, one street based the other backcountry focused, providing maximum time on snow given the short filming window. Location one was chosen to be Sudbury in South East Ontario, Canada – a relatively un-explored gold mine of hidden and un-ridden urban treasures. For the backcountry portion of the trip, the Whistler region in British Columbia was a no brainer. Whistler is the epicentre of the backcountry snowboarding scene, providing easy access to out of bounds terrain for the crew to ride pow, steep lines, and build big jumps.

Crew sorted, locations picked – good to go!

Burton and Pirate Life are proud to present, Scurvy, a snowboard film that may have cut short by a global pandemic, but not short of good times on snow with friends.

Watch the teaser here:

Watch the premiere of Scurvy online at youtube.com/burtonaustralianz and facebook.com/burtonaustralianz on June 18th  from 7:30pm AEST. Score 10% off a case of Burton x Pirate Life Frontside Ale and a special edition Transfer Magazine with promo code SCURVY. Details at piratelife.com.au.