Above The Sun, A Mock Mountain Climbing Film

Massive parking lot snow piles, the byproduct of street clearing efforts, are a fixture of snowbound cities. In “Above the Sun,” a spot-on parody of the classic mountaineering epic by Chicago’s Coudal Partners, two brave climbers attempt to scale just such a snow pile

After the great Chicago Blizzard of 2011, thousands of pounds of snow were removed from city’s downtown streets. Loaded by bulldozers and heavy trucks, much of the snow was piled in the empty lot between our studio and the railroad tracks.

In a collaborative effort between Coudal Partners and The Explorers of the New World Society, an expedition was immediately formed. The goal; a bold assault aiming to place the very first men upon the summit of this peak.