The North Face Presents: Defiance, A Must-Watch Snowboard Film Featuring Victor De Le Rue, Leanne Pelosi and Jake Blauvelt

November 7th, 2019


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When you put three of the world’s leading freeride snowboarders together  in the Coast Range of British Columbia with epic conditions, the result is guaranteed to be something special.  Defiance, starring Victor de Le Rue, Leanne Pelosi and Jake Bluavelt is more than something special, Sherpa Cinema producing another high-quality film that is one the standouts of this season’s ski and snowboard films.

As you’d expect, the riding by all three snowboarders is impressive as they take a progressive and sometimes radical approach in the feature-laden terrain and Defiance will have you engrossed from the first frame. The mountains are big and steep, and the film doesn’t hold back in showing just how dangerous big mountain riding can be.

“Oh, we’re gonna have a hellava time,” Victor de Le Rue says at the start of the film. It turns out that was a bit of an understatement and the world champ is reminded that regardless of how good a rider you are, the mountain still calls the tune.

Whether you are a snowboarder or a skier, Defiance is a film you’ll watch more than once.


Leanne Pelosi. Screenshot: Sherpas Cinema


“The path of progression is paved with acts of defiance. Leanne Pelosi, Jake Blauvelt, and  Victor de Le Rue take the stage in British Columbia in a showcase of shred.”

Defiance – A Sherpas Cinema Film

Directed by: Gabe Langlois & Dave Mossop

Cinematography – Gabe Lanlois, Eric Grossland & Jeremy Grant