Frank's Sandon Ski Report A film by Petra Hekkenberg and Whitney Taylor with music by Sam Harrison and Brock Geiger. This local production arose in their two neighbouring cabins, with a mutual passion for art, community and the mountains.
Every morning as the sun peeks over the Selkirks, people of the North Slocan Valley wake up to Frank’s Sandon Ski Report. Frank Barnes, a Sandon local, calls from his remote home to New Denver village to report conditions of the cross country trail he tracks and maintains during the snowy winter months. Through the lens of one man’s commitment to connecting others with the outdoors, we gain insight to the labour of love of volunteer trail maintenance.

This short film won the shared 2nd prize at the 2021 North Valley Mountain Film Festival.


Submersive Fugue Immerse yourself in a winter composition of sound and image. Experience the beautiful Slocan Valley in British Columbia through Petra’s eyes and heart, accompanied by Noel Fudge’s soundscape. This short film won the 3rd prize at the North Valley Mountain Film Festival.

< previous project             next project >