The Dutch filmmaker Marco Lubbers had a dream: To go speedskating under the northern lights. And he also wanted to make a film about it. For that, he travelled to Swedish Lapland.
Marco Lubbers is a former speed skater from the Netherlands. He actually holds the record on skating on natural ice at 62,4km/h, set in Luleå last spring. But since he quit competing, his big dream has been to capture the beauty of the sport. In 2012 he saw the northern lights for the first time. And was blown away. He knew it would be the perfect film. To show people how beautiful speed skating can be with images that mesmerise. And the ultimate form of that would be to skate under the northern lights.
— I had a dream, this rather big dream, of doing a film under the northern lights.
— I knew it was going to be tough, almost impossible. But with a lot of patience, researching, waiting and finding the right people, I managed to pull it off.
— It became an unforgettable experience that turned into an awesome project.