Meetings in Lofoten is a film project combining adventure and the natural world, with
a special focus on portraying the local people and showing what it’s really like to live there. What makes people stay here? What makes people leave?
The project was conceived by Johanna Matsson and Karolina Ekman, who both come from a competitive free skiing background and have years of traveling around the world for competitions, photo shoots and film jobs behind them. Now they’ve settled down, Johanna is a mother and runs a surf schoool in Biarritz, Karolina a physiotherapist and skipper based in the Alps...but their curiosity and enthusiasm for adventure are undiminished.
Thanks to the knowledge and experience from their backgrounds in skiing,surfing and sailing they will be able to meet people and discover placesin a fresh and unusual context....travelling on skis, by boat and experiencing the local surf scene in the break!!!
The plan:the first year’s trip will generate photos, a prototype film and articles in various different areas of interest (travel, skiing, surfing, sailingetc).Karolina is a well published writer for ski, outdoor and adventure,health and fitness magazines. A pilot film will be made for the documentary to be produced the following year. Thanks to their back grounds they already have many of the contacts needed for this project.The Lofoten islands - an extraordinary place to travel to .....To sail around the archepelago,to drop anchor and ski tour straight from the beaches, then surf in the setting sun!
Photo of Lofoten (top) by Felix Oppenheimer