LampardThey were a bunch of guys making amateur ski films out of the Montana State Film and Photo program. They were passionate about it and their movies were awesome, but they couldn't pull enough money to make it feasible to continue. A lot of the guys involved with the creative sides of it just moved on to work with different production companies, Jonny Durst for instance went on to work a lot with Level 1 in their most recent movies and does quite a bit of freelance work. Gill Montgomery went on to pursue a professional career in photo. Obviously, the majority of the riders haven't dropped off the scene either, their spirit is still alive and well within the industry.
They are all definitely still on the scene, I don't remember the movies that well since it's been a while but I definitely remember being blown away by Karl and Sander Hadley and some others. I think one of the coolest parts about them was that they were still up-and-comers, and they really captured that vibe. Nobody had ever heard of them, but the skiing and videography was so on point and the whole crew was hungry. It was clear that there was no real budget or sponsors, it was just a bunch of kids and ski bums who met up in Montana and were making a go of it. The skiing was obviously bonkers, but the spirit of it was the best part. That was the spirit that kind of got me into skiing, when I was like 14 a lot of now big name crews (Stept, 4bi9, TSP and many others) were still just ski bums and college kids acting a fool and doing things their way. To see them all grow to be major stars and influences in the ski industry and beyond (Stept and 4bi9 now do tons of videography all over the world beyond just skiing) has been super inspiring. The Bunch also comes to mind when thinking of an independent crew that blew up, but I'd be really stoked to see another homegrown American Ski crew come on the scene here putting out some awesome content and videos just like TSP used to.