ski summit

“What does he care if he hasn’t got any money: he doesn’t need any money, all he needs is his rucksack with those little plastic bags of dried food and a good pair of shoes and off he goes and enjoys the privileges of a millionaire in surroundings like this.”

                                              -Jack Kerouac


Girls and Guys from Summits and Skies (Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux) (2015) | Gwenn Germain


Kit DesLauriers preparing to ski from the summit of Mt Everest (top), hiking through the Khumbu icefall (middle).  Kit is the first person to climb and ski descent the Seven Summits (photo: Jimmy Chin)

“Climbing and skiing is my dance. It’s my lens for viewing and learning the lessons in life”


Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux by Gwenn GERMAIN 

Translated into English “Girls and Guys from Summits and Skies” is a 2D full-length animated film trailer that its creator 21 year old French animation student Gwenn Germain has stated is inspired by Hayao Miyazaki, Jean Girault and Syd Mead and took 5 months to create single handedly.  The plot follows a young boy who lives in a village perched on a giant tree that falls in the depths of the forest where he meets two Aboriginal strange that will help him return home. The videos audio track is “Hanna bi” by Joe Hisaishi. 

See Gwenn Germain’s vimeo channel here.


Yesterday was Hayao Miyazaki’s birthday and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to pay homage to one legend of animation features in this #AnimatedWedenesday Gwenn Germain presents “Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux” or “Girls and Guys from Summits and Skies” a brilliant and epic tribute to maestro Miyazaki. Happy Birthday.