Behind the scenes of “Olympic Dreams”, a series of short films created during the PyeongChang Games within the scope of the Artists in residence programme led by the Olympic Foundation for Culture and heritage (OFCH).
While in PyeongChang, Alexi and Jeremy also produced seven clips of between 60 to 90 seconds documenting Alexi's real-time adventure as an Olympian artist in residence at these Games, and also as an athlete in training. This “making of” feature offers a glimpse into the mind of an Olympian, an unfiltered look into Alexi's creative and athletic process in PyeongChang.
Alexi and Nick made an impression each time they rehearsed a scene in the PyeongChang Olympic Village.
Moving around many Olympic venues, the young filmmakers captured a lot of footage and were inspired by different surroundings. From the Opening Ceremony and life in the Olympic Village to training and competition, athlete bonding remains at the heart of the films.
Even though Alexi runs fast (she is a long-distance runner in real life), she needed a stunt double for the competition scenes that are part of the short films she co-wrote with Jeremy. Anne Hart (USA, cross-country skiing) was her stunt double. Morgan Schild (USA, freestyle skiing) played the role of Penelope’s team-mate. And Gus Kenworthy (USA, freestyle skiing) starred as the confidant.
Watch the vlogs below.