Realis – A Portrait about Max Palm

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“REALIS” is a captivating short documentary that chronicles the inspiring story of Max Palm, a 21-year-old professional skier competing on the Freeride World Tour. After a previous season cut short by a debilitating injury, Max returns with renewed determination and a burning desire to conquer the mountain once again.

The film captures Max’s journey, drawing a metaphorical parallel between his growth as an athlete and the blossoming of a rose. As Max embarks on his new season, we witness his unwavering passion for skiing, tracing his steps from the very beginning when he first strapped on a pair of skis.

Through the cinematography and intimate interviews, “REALIS” delves deep into Max’s mindset, exploring the challenges he has faced, the setbacks he has overcome, and the sacrifices he has made to reach this pivotal moment in his career. We witness Max’s intense training regimen, his unwavering dedication, and the unwavering support of his family and friends.

The documentary captures the excitement and anticipation leading up to the Freeride World Tour, showcasing Max’s incredible skills on the mountains and the adrenaline-fueled moments of his performances. The film showcases the tight-knit community of fellow skiers, who share a bond through their love for the sport and their collective pursuit of excellence.

“REALIS” is an intimate portrait of Max Palm, capturing his growth, determination, and passion for skiing. This short documentary provides a powerful reminder of the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity and find beauty in the most challenging circumstances.


Baptiste is a cinematographer, editor and nature lover living in the French alps.
He works in both commercial and documentary world. The ability to capture fast paced imagery in a variety of conditions and locations is fundamental to his film- making.
His work revolves around human stories, empathy and connectivity.
In addition to his great passion for film, Baptiste spends all his free time out in nature, performing activities that make his body and mind feel great.
A true mountain friend with visions bigger than what can sometimes be obtained in image and art. Therefore, Baptiste is particularly
interested in the projects facing both physical and
creative challenges where new knowledge about
both nature and human footprints can be found.
He recently worked as a camera operator on a Netflix feature film coming in 2024.


Baptiste Sjöström






33 min


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