Absinthe Films is proud to announce the launch of its iTunes platform on March 4th 2008.
For the first time we offer snowboard enthusiasts to legally download Absinthe Films’ titles. The initial launch will incorporate Transcendence, Pop as well as the seven new episodes of our TV show Flipside – the making of optimistic. Customers who purchase the entire series of Flipside will get optimistic? for free on top of it for $8.99! (exclusively in the US) Optimistic? has won the prestigious “movie of the year” award given out by Snowboarder  Magazine USA for the best snowboard film of 2007. Titles for Rider Of The Year went to Nicolas Müller (by Snowboarder Magazine USA) as well as to Wolle Nyvelt (by Transworld SNOWboarding Magazine). Both starring with an outstanding performance in Optimistic?

“Action sports titles are a vulnerable medium to piracy. The youth has always been on the forefront of technology and new trends, sharing titles is unavoidable. We don’t want to blame but rather offer an alternative solution to our digital age and make our titles legally available in the best possible quality!”
Patrick Armbruster – co-owner Absinthe Films

Link to Absinthe Films store on iTunes:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTVSeason?id=274171221&s=143441

Flipside

Flipside takes you behind the scenes during the production of “Absinthe Films” snowboard film “Optimistic?”  Join the World’s top professional snowboarders as they endure the sporadic feast or famine like conditions all around the globe of the 06 – 07 winter season.   Witness the fun, adventure and drama of what it takes to make a high caliber snowboard film when faced with the extreme conditions varying from a dry warm winter in Europe and much of the U.S. to the huge blizzards that blanketed Denver, New York City, Buffalo, B.C. , Alaska and even the far reaches of Russia.  Get to know the riders and filmers as they try to be in the right place at the right time.
Seven episodes at 22 minutes each depict the real life of the Absinthe Films crew and it’s athletes.

Riders
Marc Frank Montoya, Romain De Marchi, Danny Davis, WolleNyvelt, Justin Bennee, Marco Feichtner, Jules Reymond, Annie Boulanger, Matt Beardmore, Nicolas Müller, Kurt Wastell, Hans Ahlund, Mikey LeBlanc, Nicolas Droz, SylvainBourbousson, Erik Christensen,PhilDamianakes, GigiRüf

OPTIMISTIC?

In the first winter to show the undeniable effects of global warming, Absinthe Films has explored the effects of a changing planet. For those who live to snowboard, these changes can be perceived as impossible challenges or creative opportunities. Absinthe reconfirms it’s ability to find the best conditions when the rest have given up or resigned themselves to the park. Following eighteen individuals through their interpretation of this winter, Absinthe forges another unforgettable snowboard film with it’s newest release. Optimistic?