Gavin Rossdale from Bush Presents “The Sound of Winter” Film At Bel Air Film Festival

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 11, 2012 2:16 pm


The musical score for any film is the fundamental link between the action on screen and the audience experience. A brillant soundtrack can help you climb a mountain, and set your line down the hill with climactic moments of danger and heightened sense of the dare consequences lingering with the unknown. In The Ski Channel’s latest film, “THE SOUND OF WINTER,” brave athletes face challenges with mother nature to achieve the impossible, overcoming various obstacles to succeed and arrive home before dark. From world class skiers in avalanche-prone backcountry conditions, to human flyers testing their aerial capacities and ability to judge important weather patterns. To add to the thrill, the world renown rock band, Bush, plays a musical score throughout the film to enhance the suspense and raise adrenaline levels to the max.

The 5th Annual Bel Air Film Festival will kick off the 2012 event by screening The Ski Channel’s “THE SOUND OF WINTER” film at a special outdoor Block Party, this Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 7PM.  The screening will be accompanied by live music performances and an incredible line-up of films you don’t want to miss. Purchase tickets here!

Friday’s outdoor Block Party Screening Series is sure to set the mood for the film festival, followed by the World Premiere of “Paul Oakenfold 24/7″ – a documentary about the life of the celebrity house and trance DJ, premieing at 8:30PM.   Live music provided by Global DJ’s Sandra Collins, Mark Lewis, Swedish Egil and Angeline.  Come check out this epic party on Broxton Avenue in Westwood, LA, between Le Conte and Weybourne.

Bel Air Film Festival 2012

In a very special edition of “THE SOUND OF WINTER” film, the lead vocalist for Bush, Gavin Rossdale, not only provides the lyrics to the film’s soundtrack, but also narrates the story. His special role in the film and self-titled hit song – also by the name of “The Sound of Winter” – makes this a must-see flick to prepare everyone for the snow season. With snowfall already blessing the mountain tops of California’s Mammoth Resort, it is only appropriate to celebrate in style with a Block Party screening of “THE SOUND OF WINTER” right in the heart of movie-making. Bush‘s soundtrack will have you dancing and cheering for the star athletes in their moments of glory. Come watch the film and see Gavin Rossdale himself, as he presents the first screening to kick off the 2012 Bel Air Film Festival.  

Check out the trailer to The Ski Channel’s award winning film, “THE SOUND OF WINTER“:

Gavin Rossdale is the lead vocalist for mega-platinum-selling rock band Bush, who are currently promoting their critically acclaimed album, “The Sea of Memories,” which features the No. 1 hit single, “The Sound Of Winter.” Over the course of their remarkable career, Bush has sold more than 16 million albums in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve also compiled an amazing string of 15 consecutive Top 40 hit singles.

For more info on Bush and their music, check out their website, like the Bush Official Facebook page, and follow Gavin Rossdale on Facebook.

Bush is the featured artist for "THE SOUND OF WINTER" film. Photo: Bush's Official Facebook Page

Bush translates their album into “THE SOUND OF WINTER” ski film to provide a thrilling soundtrack for the documentary. Photo: Bush’s Official Facebook Page

Friday’s special edition of the “THE SOUND OF WINTER” features some of the world’s best athletes as its stars, including record holding skiers, cliff huckers, human flyers, mountain climbers and the bravest of dare devils. ”THE SOUND OF WINTER” tells the story of these incredible athletes, in a heartfelt documentary about extraordinary people.

The Sound of WinterThe stars of The Sound of Winter include:

Featuring: Sarah Burke, Rory Bushfield, Simon Dumont, Sean Pettit, Karina Hollekim, Mike Wilson, Kris Holm, Melissa Arnot, The Mahre Family, Kirk Bauer, Chip Hildebrand, Jen Hudak, Ted Ligety, Ted Davenport, Julian Carr, Johnny DeCesare, Bob Dole and The 10th Mt Division.

THE SOUND OF WINTER” features the late and beloved 5 time X-Games freeskier, Canadian Sarah Burke, who passed away January 19th, 2012 at the age of 29-years-young. After a fatal crash training in the Park City halfpipe, she died doing what she loved. Her passion for skiing and for the mountains continues to live on, pushing and inspirng female athletes to accomplish more than ever in the industry. She was a leader, a role model, and dearly loved by all that knew her.

Her passing came shortly after the world premiere of WINTER - truly a fallen star.  The Ski Channel dedicates this film to Sarah and her family. Here is a glimpse of her section in the “THE SOUND OF WINTER“:


To catch a showing of “SOUND OF WINTER” near you, check out: The Ski Channel Winter Film Tour Schedule.

Check out the video from the World Premiere of “WINTER“:


The block party will be held from 3:00pm to 11:00pm, October 12th. Just walking distance from the UCLA campus, the event is free for all students with a college ID in hand. Tickets for non-students are $10, with VIP pass at $75. Purchase tickets here!

For full lineup of films playing at the Bel Air Film Festival, check out the PDF schedule and BAFF 2012 website.