I hope everyone has had a great summer and is getting stoked for the coming season! I am usually in Colorado this time of year and I can definitely say I miss the smell of winter in the air and the vibe that comes along with premiere season. Unfortunately LA is a bit removed from that vibe. So when that stoke creeps up on you soak a little bit up for me, it would be much appreciated!
It's hard to believe that two years have passed since I started the project "Transitions" with Simon. A lot has gone down in those two years, we've had some high points and some low points. It is hard to believe that tonight all our hard work will finally be showcased to an audience! We are incredibly lucky to be included in the IF3 film Festival and I am so bummed I can't be there for the opening night. From what I hear it sounds like it will be a night to remember. I am hoping that those of you who are able to attend will use this forum for feedback, whether positive or negative, so I can follow what the critics are saying.
It was a goal of mine to keep this project as hush-hush as possible in hopes that there would be very little assumption as to what this film would be about. Obviously word leaked that Simon was making a documentary and the rumor mill started turning. All I can say about the movie is this... I have worked on over 25 action sports films in my career and "Transitions" is unlike any of them. It was a breath of fresh air to approach filmmaking from a completely different perspective than what I was used to in the past. The subject of the film is much bigger than just Simon Dumont, and I would like to thank Simon for allowing me to use him as a vessel to tell a story that I watched develop first-hand over the last decade. There is not a more perfect personality that could've helped me tell the story that I set out to tell two years ago.
I hope you all enjoy the film available FREE next month @ www.redbullskiing.com/transitions
It is an excellent documentary on 10 years of Freeskiing through Simons experiences in the sport. Riley, I enjoyed watching it last night regardless of it being stuff most newschoolers probably already know about him. It was a good snapshot of the first decade. Anyways, this is the type of movie I would show to someone
that doesn't understand why or what park skiing is and why kids do it.
So in the spirit of why you created this thread, but only for you, direct from Montreal, here ya go!
IMHO It might have gone on to include what he has done with his skiing beside compete with others and himself, like Empire and the Dumont Cup, boards he sits on in advisement, thoughts on 1/2 pipe in the olympics etc.... The things he is involved within the industry now, regardless if it might have then appeared to having a marketing slant, sponsors are a huge part of the sport. It's a little too heavy with Tanners comments like rivalries and such.
I would have like to have seen you include some of the recent clips of him making fun of himself, although Martini smellin shit and Jesus Wally would have really confused the masses and might not have been appropriate it would have served to show a current popular side of freeskiiing Just a thought man.
"We are the children of winter, and we are blessed. Blessed to know the thrill of speed and the joy of air. Blessed to welcome the shortest, coldest days of the year. Blessed to wake up and realize the world is our playground." -Warren Miller
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