Louif Paradis. p: Oli Gagnon

Hayden Rensch. p: Oli Gagnon


Since spawning from the streets of Quebec more than a decade ago, Louif Paradis has emerged as one of the most respected and charismatic snowboarders of all time. For Beacon Louif has collaborated with auteur Hayden Rensch to document their shared vision of modern day snowboarding. The result is an airy, yet compelling depiction of a rider at his peak, with an aesthetic complimenting the action in never before seen ways.

Beacon is the true-to-life adventure of celebrated French Canadian snowboarder Louif Paradis as he navigates the weathered expanses of Quebec, Russia and Japan in the pursuit of new features, ideal conditions and the inspiration to attempt the as yet undoable. This endeavor is the Beacon that propels Louif from trip to trip, spot to spot, trick to trick and shot to shot. Captured with an emphasis on traditional film in locales affording natural speed, Beacon director Hayden Rensch has proven that the style and instincts of a rider left to his own devises can still produce unreal riding and unforgettable imagery despite the absence of modern day accouterments like computers and machines. With Beacon each setting is highlighted by a distinct aesthetic producing a subdued visual narrative. Joining Louif and Hayden on this season long odyssey are Tommy Gesme, Mark Wilson, Alek Oestreng, Ben Bilocq, Harrison Gordon, Artem Smolin, Phil Jacques, Frank Bourgeois, Mammouth Durette, Blake Paul, Remy Fournier and more. Produced by Snowboarder Magazine Beacon is made possible with support from Adidas, Salomon, Smith and Dakine.

Premiering in Portland, OR on October 20th and Quebec City, Quebec on October 26th. Details here.


Kamchatsky, Russia. p: Oli Gagnon

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Recap from the world premiere in Portland, OR