Private Project

Cross Tyrol

"Cross Tyrol" is a documentary of a ski traverse through the mountainous Austrian state of Tyrol. The Crew of Skiers chose to conquer the 520km distance and 43.000 vertical meters only relying on their feet and skilifts. The impressive alpine landscape poses some challenges for the crew of freeride skiers, who also seek out some spectacular freeride lines.
The route starts in the very east of the country leading them to the highest peaks, over stunning glaciers, through deep valleys and into lively ski resorts. Thus, they experience the strong contrasts between untouched nature and busy ski resorts.

  • Paul Schweller
    Director
  • Flo Gassner
    Director
  • Flo Gassner
    Producer
  • Valentin Werner-Tutschku
    Producer
  • Flo Gassner
    Key Cast
    "Flo"
  • Valentin Werner-Tutschku
    Key Cast
    "Vali"
  • Martin Kogler
    Key Cast
    "Mascht"
  • Lukas Mühlmann
    Key Cast
    "Luki"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Outdoor, Adventure, Freeride, Ski, Winter, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Austria
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria
  • Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1 Scope
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Filmfest Kitzbühel
    Kitzbühel
    Austria
    August 24, 2023
    World Premiere
  • Filmfest St. Anton
    St. Anton am Arlberg
    Austria
    August 24, 2023
    World Premiere
  • Münchner Bergfilmtage
    München
    Germany
    October 7, 2023
    Germany Premiere
  • Internationales Bergfilm-Festival Tegernsee
    Tegernsee
    Germany
    October 18, 2023
Director Biography - Paul Schweller, Flo Gassner

Paul Schweller is a 22-year-old filmmaker who was born in Munich and currently lives in Vienna. In 2017, he took over the camera work for the production company “moviejam” and made four documentaries on various topics such as depression and values within society. In 2017, Paul met Flo Gassner, with whom he produced four freeride-ski movies. His film “metanoia” has been screened and awarded at dozens of film festivals around the world and won the “Best Film Award” in the category “Snow Sports” at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Canada in 2020.
He is currently studying film and media studies at the University in Vienna and works on commissioned and freelance projects.

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Director Statement

Before we started shooting, we tried to think as little as possible about the message and story of the film. The film should authentically reflect the real experiences and impressions of the crossing and accompany the journey of the protagonists. After the first few days it was quickly apparent that an omnipresent topic that accompanied us daily was the contrast between untouched nature and built-up ski resorts which would become an essential part of the film. In the editing room we wanted to show these contrasts and observe them critically, but not obviously evaluate them. The viewers themselves are allowed to do so.