Holden Outerwear has announced the imminent launch of ‘The Glacier Express’, a five-part episodic film series following Holden Explorer Fredi Kalbermatter, photographer Silvano Zeiter and filmmaker Gray Thompson as they take a train travel adventure aboard Switzerland’s legendary Glacier Express.
On the world’s most scenic railway, the film follows the trio as they explore pristine valleys, towering peaks and the Swiss mountain towns in between.
Each of the five episodes – shot by Puzzle Media and edited by Thompson – will be five to seven minutes in length. Episode One, ‘Zermatt’, will launch online on 18 Nov 19; one new episode will debut weekly for five weeks. The episodes will be available on Holden’s Vimeo channel, among other outlets and digital distribution partners.
Thompson said, “The Glacier Express was the perfect opportunity to show viewers an intimate way to explore an unknown area, learn about local culture and experience incredible terrain. With so many different means of transportation these days, a great way to plan a new adventure is to look outside the box and leave the car keys at home.”
The world premiere of ‘The Glacier Express’ will take place at 8pmon 1 Nov 19 at Doodah in Zürich, Switzerland. Kalbermatten and Zeiter will be present at the show.
He will also debut his photo exhibition and ‘GEX’ zine release, with photos from his travels on the Glacier Express’ copies will be available for purchase at additional Glacier Express film premieres and on the Holden website.
Read more about the making of the series via the Holden Journal.
The Glacier Express, in service since 1930, passes over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels as it makes its journey of eight hours between the mountain resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz via Andermatt in the central Swiss Alps.
The transalpine route was declared an UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008 for its engineering, architecture and harmony with the landscape.