Rain Dogs | KORUA Shapes Yearning For Turning

The carving crew turn up to the States

It’s a little longer, a little wetter and in a new country, but the crew from KORUA Shapes are still Yearning For Turning in their latest short film, Rain Dogs. Filmed on location at Baker, Crystal and Bachelor Mountains last February, Nicholas Wolken and Lars Popp hit up the Pacific North West and get down and dirty on the corduroy.

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«RAIN DOGS» is a reference to Washington State’s “finest” Rainier Beer, which kept us hydrated during our road trip through the PNW in February of 2020 BC (Before Covid). It’s also a slight hint to the predominantly moist weather we experienced on our visit State-side. A trip where our rental car smelled like a pack of wet dogs 24/7, and even with rain so persistent it could soak through the toughest of Gore-Tex, it could not dampen our spirits or stop our mission to film Yearning For Turning in the Pacific North West.

“A trip where our rental car smelled like a pack of wet dogs 24/7”

We had an absolute blast navigating the slopes of Baker, Crystal and Bachelor, linking turns on every type of snow imaginable, making new friends in the lift lines and down at the pub, eating day-old pizza from the tailgate in the parking lot, and drinking a couple «Rain Dogs» here and there. Collectively we tried our best to capture our turns in new surroundings, and are pretty darn surprised and happy with the outcome. Hope y’all enjoy it too!

(Photo: Aaron Schwartz)

Featuring: Nicholas Wolken, Lars Popp

Cinematography: Theo Acworth, Morgan Maassen, Aaron Schwartz, JP Schlick

Editor: Eliel Hindert

Creative Direction: Eliel Hindert, Nicholas Wolken, Aaron Schwartz

Monochromist: Eliel Hindert

Garphic Design: Aaron Schwartz

Music Supervisor: Floren Chronie-De Maria

Locations: Mount Baker, Crystal Mountain, Mount Bachelor


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