2010 Video Preview

Get Real / TransWorld Productions

55% Backcountry, 10% Park, 35% Street

Riders: Scotty Lago, Jed Anderson, Eero Niemela, Patrick McCarthy, Scott Stevens, Kyle Clancy, Mikey Rencz, Sammy Luebke, Chris Grenier. Also Featuring Devun Walsh, Iikka Backstrom, Bjorn Leines and Benji Ritchie.

Production Crew:
Joe Carlino, Gary Milton, Greg Wheeler.

One word to sum up the season:
REAL

Two riders to watch out for:
I can't name two, everyone put their blood, sweat and tears into the movie.

Three obstacles or low points during the year:
Waiting for the sun, dangerous avalanche conditions, and snowmobile problems in the backcountry.

Four highlights from the year:
Deep pow in Canada, Scott Stevens' crazy tricks, Grenier Laughing all day everyday, the crew was tight.

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:
Every rider brings something different to the table, Sammy Luebke has gnarly big mountain lines, Scott Stevens has new one foot variations, Mikey Rencz has the smoothest jump style on every kicker in the Whistler backcountry, and Jed Anderson steps up to some heavy rails. You can't list only five reasons, everyone has something different to offer and that's what will get you stoked.

This Video Sucks / ThirtyTwo/Stepchild

Riders:

Production Crew:

One word to sum up the season:
Decemberexitementaprilburnout

Two riders to watch out for:
Simon and JP

Three obstacles you faced or low points during the year:
1. Waiting for weather.
2. Sexton's farts.
3. Broken down sleds is an easy one.
4. Road food.
5. STD hotel beds.
6. Seeing 30 other film crews stressing and panicking for shots—is anyone having fun anymore?
7. Having to wake up at 3AM to beat 30 stressing and panicking film crews to jumps we had already built.
8. The price of new snowmobiles and how shitty they really are. (And bombardier makes airplanes! Is anyone safe?)
9. Sharing small beds with your bro.

Four highlights from the year:
1. Watching riders having fun and pushing themselves at the same time-no need to stress.
2. Seeing Joe Sexton's beat ass sled make it places where it really shouldn't have.
3. Knowing that it's going to be over soon.
4. Knowing that there is not one slimy video distributor that’s going to make a dime on our movie. Pay your f—king bills!
5. Pissing off industry people that are bummed our movie is for free—wake up fools!
6. Nobody on our crew had girl problems this year.
7. Knowing that the whole world isn't pressing the pause button until our movie comes out.
8. Not caring what people think of our video.

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:
1. It's snowboarding.
2. It's free.
3. What does stoked mean?
4. It’s not wakeboarding.
5. Eman.
6. No halfpipe or contest footage.
7.  No kids trying to be something they are not.

Forever / Forum

40% Backcountry, 20% Park, 40% Street

Riders: Peter Line, Joni Malmi, Eddie Wall, Pat Moore, Jake Blauvelt, Stevie Bell, Jake Welch, Nic Sauve, John Jackson, Daniel Ek, Niko Cioffi

Production Crew:
Jeremy Pettit- editor/filmer, Nathan Yant- Director of Photography, Kurt Heine- filmer

One word to sum up the season:
Dedication.

Two riders to watch out for:
Forum Team.

Three obstacles or low points during the year:
Avy danger. Injuries. The Canadian Border.

Four highlights from the year:
John Jackson. Pat Moore. Nic Sauvé. Youngbloods.

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:
New faces. Bangers. Riding with friends. Great soundtrack. $29.99 DVD available on iTunes Fall 2009.

Black Winter / Standard

51% Backcountry, 19% Park, 30% Street

Riders: Torstein Horgmo, Jason Dubois, Andrew Geeves, Leanne Pelosi, Mark Landvik, Chas Guldemond, Andreas Wiig, Xavier Delerue, Dave Short, Ben Lynch, Eric Jackson, Halldor Helgason, Lonnie Kauk.

Production Crew:
Directed and edited by Travis Robb, Produced by Mike Hatchett, Production Management by Waide Hoyt. Principle Filmers: Travis Robb, Mike Hatchett, Chris Ondercin, Ryan O’Dowd.

One word to sum up the season:
GNARLY.

Two riders to watch out for:
Halldor Helgason and Lonnie Kauk.

Three obstacles or low points during the year:
Mark Landvik caught in an avalanche. Eric Jackson getting injured. Truck breakdowns on the Alaska Highway.

Four highlights from the year:
Xavier Delerue wins Big Mtn Title. Torstein Horgmo stomps three 10s on one jump in one day. Halldor Helgason stomping double cork 10 at heli-shoot. Lonnie Kauk and Andreas Wiig beating all other film crews to the I-80 drop.

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:
For starters, the Torstein Horgmo, Xavier Delerue, Jason Dubois, Eric Jackson, and Mark Landvik segments.

Nice Try / People Creative

40% Backcountry, 10% Park, 50% Street

Riders: Wille Yli-Luoma, Jon Kooley, Seth Huot, Zac Marben, Louie Fountain, Bryan Fox, Eiki Helgason, Robbie Walker, Shaun McKay, Curtis Ciszek, Will Tuddenham, Jonas Carlson, Josh Mills, Ricky Tucker, Max Baillargeon, and Lucas Debari.

Production Crew:
Justin Eeles, Pierre Minhondo, Corey Koniniec, Sam Hiltner.

One word to sum up the season:
Trying.

Two riders to watch out for:
Will Tuddenham and Lucas Debari.

Three worst slams you saw go down:
Seth Huot knock out. Will Tuddenham broken rib. Josh Mills Life Flight out.

Four highlights from the year:
The Creative riding that went down in the cities. The nipple deep powder in Austria. The Spain vacation. Airtime in Jackson Hole backcountry.

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:
Progression, Powder, and Personality from New faces and the familiar faces, "People" style.

Neverland / Absinthe Films

74% Backcountry, 4% Park, 22% Street

Riders: Travis Rice, Bode Merrill, Dan Brisse, JP Solberg, Romain deMarchi, DCP, Sylvain Bourbousson, Marc Frank Montoya, Annie Boulanger, Marie-France Roy, Jules Reymond, Wolfgang Nyvelt, Cale Zima, Phil Damianakes, Nicolas Müller, Kevin Pearce, Eero Ettala, Gigi Rüf.

Production Crew:
Directed by Justin Hostynek & Patrick Armbruster
Produced by Patrick Armbruster
Edited by Justin Hostynek
Filmers:
Unit 1: Justin Hostynek, Shane Charlebois , David Vladyka, Paul Watt, Patrick Armbruster.
Unit 2: Gabe Langlois, Jared Slater, Eric Brandt, Travis “LJ” Johnson, Brock Harris, Brock Nielsen, Aaron Hooper.

One word to sum up the season:
Wow!

Two riders to watch out for:
Bode Merrill and Sylvain Bourbousson.

Three obstacles or low points during the year:
Justin getting into an avalanche.
Brusti’s broken wrist.
Shane’s broken wrist.

Four highlights from the year:
Too much snow.
Travis being back.
Shane and his crew stacking up amazing shots.
Japan trip with Kevin, Nicolas and Eero.

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:
Banger line up.
Full spectrum snowboarding.
Unseen terrain.
Heavy and creative action.
Absinthe’s best film yet.

The B / Burton Snowboards

30% Backcountry, 30% Park, 30% Street, 10% Branded

Riders: Jeremy Jones, Jussi Oksanen, Nicolas Müller, Frederik Kalbermatten, Keegan Valaika, and Shaun White with appearances by Danny Davis, Terje Haakonsen, Mason Aguirre, Kevin Pearce, Mads Jonsson, Natasza Zurek, Mikey Rencz, Luke Mitrani, Jack Mitrani, Mark Sollars, Charles Reid, Gabi Viteri, Spencer O'Brien, Mikkel Bang, Sani Alibabic, Marko Grilc, Peetu Piiroinen, Kim Rune Hansen, Stephan Maurer, Chris Sörman, Kazu Kokubo, and Kyle Mack.

Production Crew:
Burton Snowboards

One word to sum up the season:
Epic

Two riders to watch out for:
Keegan Valaika, Jeremy Jones

Three obstacles or low points during the year:
Bails, Bulldonkey, Butchering

Four highlights from the year:
Booters, Blower, Bangers, Beauty

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:
A movie of epic proportions

Hard To Earn / FODT-MFM

30% Backcountry40% Park, 30% Street

Riders: MFM, Travis Kennedy, Lucas Magoon, Chris Bradshaw, Dylan Thompson, Jonah Owen, Derek Dennison, Johnnie Paxson, Worm, Jake Devine

Production Crew:
F.O.D.T./MFM Inc

One word to sum up the season:
Hustle.

Two riders to watch out for:
Dylan Thompson, Johnnie Paxson

Three obstacles or low points during the year:
Budgets, Coppers, more coppers.

Four highlights from the year:
Spain, 63 stair in the backyard, filming Gooner, filming MFM

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:
style, music, filming, dope features

Cool Story / Think Thank

35% Backcountry, 10% Park, 40% Street, 15% Unquantifiable Alternative Snow Play

Riders: Sean Genovese, Tim Eddy, Nick Visconti, Jesse Burtner, Gus Engle, Chris Beresford, Johnny Miller, Ben Bogart, Chris Larson, Mark Thompson, Blair Habenicht, Sam Hulbert, Andre Spinelli, Matt Edgers, Pat Milbery, Austin Hironaka, Scott Stevens, Jason Robinson, Patrick McCarthy, Chris Brewster and Brady Farr.

Production Crew:
Jesse Burtner, Christina Burtner, Sean Genovese
Videographers:
Ross Phillips, Mack Collins and a bunch of other sweet dudes who rule

One word to sum up the season: Epic

Two riders to watch out for: Watch out for team Dino, Sean Genovese and Chris Larson, because they’re scary dudes.  Riding wise watch out for an awesome Tim Eddy experience and everyone else too, no one really blew it this year.

Three obstacles or low points during the year:
Since the movie was a story of our season the obstacles just become story lines and made it interesting.  I guess you could say:
1. Volcano
2. Avalanches
3. Money

Four highlights from the year:
1. Johnny Miller “Z” tube on my birthday
2. Best Japan trip ever
3. Everything that Gus did was hilarious
4. Beresford.
41/2. Chris Larson graduating high school, miracle.

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:
1. That Genovese part!
2. Lots of funny random things telling the story
3. Lots of other interesting stories that all snowboarders can relate to.
4. Nick Visconti shirtless technical insanity.
5. It was a really good time making this movie and it’s a good time watching it.

Videograss / Videograss

33% Backcountry, 2% Park, 75% Street

Riders: Nick Dirks, Darrell Mathes, Justin Bennee, LNP, Mikey Leblanc, Louie Paradise, Ben Bilocq, Jonas Michilot, Jake Olson-Elm, Alex Cantin, Aaron Biittner, Jordan Mendenhall, Eric Messier, Keegan Vailaka, Desiree Melancon, and Laura Hadar

Production Crew:
Justin Meyer, Sean McCormick, Jan Snarski

One word to sum up the season:
Loose!

Two riders to watch out for:
Two guys people might not know already that killed it were Ben Bilocq and Jake Olson-Elm. But, really, everyone had a good season.

Three obstacles or low points during the year:
One low point we had was our first trip to Flint Michigan, We got there and it was melting and we couldn’t find shit, but it all turned around the next day when it snowed 8 inches.
Our(Nick’s) lowest point was a drunken Nick letting it rip in the middle of the night and pissing all over his bed, pillow, and Jake Olson-Elm.

Four highlights from the year:
Our last trip to Quebec was incredibly productive! Darrell, Bennee, Laurent, Louif, Jake, Nick, and Desirre –  2 weeks, 2 hotel rooms, 2 filmers, 1 photog, and 1 van.
Hokkaido was a good time. Lots of pow, and we got to see most of Japan.
Plenty of good times in Whistler with Jan, Ben, Alex, Darrell, and friends.
The best times were probably snowboarding and not filming. A lot of the crew spent a great deal of time just riding Bear Mountain and enjoying snowboarding.

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:
The rider list alone is enough to let your imagination go wild.
Just about everyone has full parts loaded with hammers. No part skippers!
There isn’t one person in the crew simply because they were sponsored in, the whole crew was picked regardless of sponsor backing.
No techno music.
This is a video about snowboarding and real personality, not about fancy filming, forced feelings, or bad acting.

Montevideo / Autumn Line

Back Country 45%, 45% Street, Park 10%

Riders: Brett Butcher, Gabe Taylor, Brendan Hayes, Nick Viconti, Pat Lynch, Andreas Gidlund, Taylor Carlton, Kyle Miller, others …

Production Crew:
Adam Porter, Matthew Porter, Mark Wiitanen (Producers / Filmers)…  Tyler Malay (Filmer)

One word to sum up the season:
Challenging

Two riders to watch out for:
Kyle Miller, Taylor Carlton … Up and comers, and new Autumn Line blood.

Three obstacles or low points during the year:
Making a mostly self-funded snowboard movie in the worst economy since the 30’s with bunch of super-broke snowboarders.
Battling fickle California weather.
Mountain cops.

Four highlights from the year:
Mark getting lost deep in the woods for hours at Sugar Bowl during a snowstorm and hiking out through chest deep snow.
First day out in the Tahoe backcountry netted 6 or 7 shots between Brett and Kyle. And, Mark forgot his snowshoes and hiked out through chest deep snow.
Amazing early filming trip back home in the Midwest, including finding a new zone that had like 4 sick spots within about a mile radius.  Spent about 3 days without having to drive more than a half mile.
We finally got a VCR. It changed our lives.  Watch the movie, you’ll see [Mark hiking out through chest deep snow]

Five reasons why this movie will get the view stoked:
It’s like nothing you’ve seen ever before in a snowboard video… we promise.
It’s gotta hip 80’s soundtrack and totally radical vibe .
It’s got the goods for kids who like street rails, for kids who like backcountry, and for kids who like park.
It’ll bring back memories of being a kid.
It represents snowboarding at the everyday level … True & legit spots & tricks, but with a vibe that’ll make you want to go ride it all yourself.

Shine On / Sandbox

Back Country 45%, 45% Street, Park 10%

Riders: Nash Lejuenesse, Geoff Brown, Jake Kuzyk, Ryan Hall, Dwayne Weibe, Ryan Tiene, Mikey Pederson, Steve Cartwright, Andrew Hardingham, Kevin Griffin, Jody Wachniak, Brendan Keenan, Rube Goldberg, Logan Haubrich, Kael Hill, Nick Brown, Cory Gallon, Andrew Geeves

Production Crew:
Sandbox

One word to sum up the season:
Goodtimes

Two riders to watch out for:
Jake Kuzyk & Jody Wachniak

Three obstacles or low points during the year:
Injuries, smaller budget, bad snow and avalanche conditions

Four highlights from the year:
Riders really stepping it up, great little production crew pulling it all off, sick helicopter shoots, making something we’re really proud of with a lot of forces trying to bring us down.

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:

Great energy throughout the film
Great mix of music that is very diverse from hip hop to motown
Great filming with unique angles and vivid color
Great overall feeling and inspiring, we try to create movies that make you want to get up and go riding.
Great riding: Most importantly the riding is sick with lots of everything, rails, pow and park

Not Bad / Variety Pack

49% Backcountry, 2% Park, 49% Street

Riders: Alex Andrews, Ben Hanisch, Trevor Rhoda, Max Honegger, Gulli Gudmundsson, Sean Black, Jed Anderson, Chris Grenier, Bode Merrill, JP Tomich, Knut Eliassen, Brandon Hammid, Ben Farrell, Ted Borland, Mac Spedale, Clint Allan, Andrew Burns, Mark Sollors, Cam Pierce, & Matt Belzile

Production Crew:
Directed & Edited by Eddie Grams

Filmed by Eddie Grams & Hayden Rensch with help from Mark Dangler & the other Cole Taylor.

www.varietyinyourlife.com

One word to sum up the season:
Variety

Two riders to watch out for:
Matt Belzile
Alex Andrews

Three obstacles or low points during the year:
Running out of budget money in February. Seized, broken, & rolled sleds. The Utah bust-factor.

Four highlights from the year:
Cam filming his part in 10 days (8 rails, 1 day at Park City, 1 day doubled 16 miles into the backcountry).
Sollors filming his backcountry in 4 days.
Brandon being in the Air Force & still getting 85 shots.
being AbLe to not have to work with peopLe who steal Your money & screw your riders out of their rightful incentives.

Five reasons why this movie will get the viewer stoked:
There won’t be a let-down until the black screen at the end, but it’s okay because you can just start it over.
The dance party is dead.
You get to know who the riders are without s#!tty voiceovers.
If Knut’s part doesn’t make you want to snowboard it’s time for a new hobby.
At $19.99 for a dvd & $5.99 for a download it is the least expensive on the market while still living up to both the crew name AND video name, guaranteed!