Last December, Gigi Rüf hosted Burn Units film crew at his uncle’s mountain retreat to film ‘Alive’, one of the most ambitious short snowboard films yet made: a backcountry powder sequence filmed entirely at night.

The logistics of installing movie-set lighting on the side of a mountain were… challenging. Gigi described it as “the biggest film crew I’ve ever worked with”… While Gaffer Martin Niklas said it was “the smallest crew possible and the toughest job” of his career.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes insight into making Alive.