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Into the Realm – Brandon Semenuk

Behind the Scenes of Semenuk & Crew's Inventive New Film.


Realm is the product of two creative minds, Brandon Semenuk and Justin Wyper, and their shared interest in thinking outside the box by pushing the limits and creativity of Slopestyle riding and filmmaking. After a number of locations fell through, they received the go ahead to start building at an undisclosed location on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia.

Features that began as CAD drawings began to take shape, but as with anything that pushes the envelope it wasn’t without its share of challenges. Heavy rain and tricky dirt slowed progress and dragged the build out for diggers, Justin Wyper, Evan ‘Intern’ Young and Dawson Amann.

One of the features, dubbed ‘The Sphere’ had to be primarily built offsite by local welder and fabricator, Karson Hudder, who found a way to bend aluminum for the bowl and created the stand for the sphere to mount on. This was one of several unique features that was built as the basis of this project, with one to be incorporated into next years Red Bull Joyride course after being voted on by the public.

Semenuk en route to the secret spot.

Fabricator Karson Hudder works on his creation, which doubles as a Slopestyle feature and art installation for Realm.
Evan Young, Justin Wyper and Dawson Amann looking spent. These immaculate features don't shape themselves.

Justin Wyper and Semenuk have been collaborating for years. These projects simply couldn’t be done without a skilled and trusted team.

Evan Young doing the heavy lifting.

Justin Wyper comin’ in hot.

Sunshine Coast local Logan Peat knows the number one rule: No dig, no ride.
Film crew Rupert Walker, Nic Genovese, Anthony Vitale immortalize the blood, sweat and tears that go into each visionary project.

Semenuk continues to push the envelope of Slopestyle, not just by upping the bar with new tricks, but by transforming the adrenalin-based sport into an elegant art form.

If you haven’t seen the film yet, you can find it here.