Onward And Upward Brad Kremer leaves Kingpin to film for MDP.
Onward And Upward
Brad Kremer leaves Kingpin to film for MDP.
While this shake-up might leave a lot of shreds without a movie to film for, it leaves MDP with a wicked film team. Here's what Brad Kremer had to say about his move and the shape of things to come.–J.S.
Why did you decide to leave Kingpin for MDP?
I've worked with Whitey for quite a long time now–we've had a lot of fun and made some pretty good movies, too. But during the editing of Back In Black, I felt like I'd done all I could with Kingpin. Over the last couple of years, Whitey has become less interested in snowboarding and more in making music videos and commercials.
How did the change-up go down?
After the San Diego premieres in September, I called Dawger and Kearns to see what was happening over at MDP. Well, after a few conversations, they offered me a job directing their next movie. I had a hard decision to make–I knew that if I left, Whitey would close the Kingpin doors to snowboard movies, and that would leave a lot of people scrambling to find something else. But the opportunity to work with the MDP crew was too good–their dedication to snowboarding is something I wanted to be a part of, and the riders shooting with Mack Dawg are the hardest-working and most talented, progressive riders in the industry.
How did Whitey take the news?
He took it rather well–this gave him the opportunity to forget snowboarding and concentrate fully on his Hollywood goals. In the end, I just wanted to make the best snowboard movie I could, and that's with Mack Dawg.