Boarding film tells the Jones story

22nd November 2010, by Chris Gill

Permanent Vocation

Permanent Vocation

One of Britain’s most successful snowboarders, Jenny Jones, is featured in a new short film by Relentless Energy.

The movie, Permanent Vocation, is one of four short stories that form part of Relentless Energy’s creative competition. This competition is to showcase up and coming film-making talent.

Permanent Vocation is the work of Finnish filmmaker Johannes Östergård, following the snowboarding life of triple X Games champion and Relentless team rider Jenny Jones. Filmed on location in Santiago, Chile and Mammoth, California it explores Jones’s development as a snowboarder – from her first turns on the dry slope, to winning her first British Championships.

‘I wanted something with a straight forward storyline,’ explains Östergård. ‘Jenny sent me a stream of consciousness text on her snowboard-life so far - I liked it and that became the backbone of the film.’

The film carefully reveals the experiences and sacrifices that Jenny has made during her ten-year career; the idea being to give the viewer a real sense of what it is like to be this young snowboarder with a great passion for her sport.

The other three films in the competition are not ski-related, but all four went up for judging last week. The winner will take away £5000 in prize money. The four films will be screened at a joint premiere event in early December, where the competition winner will also be announced – and the 2011 competition will officially open.

You can watch Permanent Vocation here:

View the other film entries on Relentless Energy

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