There hasn't been a better time to create a film about the UK Snowboarding community than now!
Following on from the Olympics - the UK has put itself on the international map for having some amazing riding talent. A cinematic piece of this level has not been done and we think it is time to make something that matches the content released from the other side of the pond! We will showcase the varied ability and tell the incredible stories of riders we have in this country - from riding Sheffield dry slope to heli-trips in Alaska!
What we'll be filming...
We will follow our riders current day challenges, whether thats competing, looking for the latest urban spots or leaving their family behind to trek up a mountain. Riders include...
Jamies Nicholls, Billy Morgan, Jenny Jones tbc, Aimee Fuller, Dom Harington, James Stentiford, Sascha Hamm, Tyler Chorlton, Mark Kent, Andy Nudds, Sparrow Knox, Ollie Dutton, Jonny Pickup, Seb Kern, Nate Kern, Angus Leith, Cody Hierons, Gaz Andrews, Scott Penman, Katie Ormerod, Jj Jones, Si Cudlip, Rowan Coultas, Will Smith tbc, Si Belson tbc and few more!
Our interviews will reveal the characters of the movie - their turning points, ups and downs, struggle through injury and defeat. We want to look into what it is that makes these athletes who they are.
We want to capture these riders in way they have never been captured before - filming the amazing ability of these riders in an innovative and exciting way. We will only be shooting in 4k to make sure the end product looks the best we can make it (What is 4K?) We are partnered up with FLYONIX and they will be providing us with kit to use and will also be getting involved with the project themselves!
History / Education
A BIG part of the piece will be looking at where the scene has come from and how it has developed over the years. Working with the boys at LockDown Projects and Standing Sideways, we will be integrating a ton of archive footage!
People we want to/are talking to : Jeremy Sladen, Eddie Spearing, Chris Moran, Matt Barr, Steve Bailey, Ed Blomfield, Ed Leigh, Lesley McKenna, Colin Holden, Hamish McKnight, Tim Warwood, Adam Gendle, Stu Brass, Danny Wheeler...the list goes on! Get in touch if you want to be involved!
We have access to film behind the scenes with athletes Billy Morgan & Jamie Nicholls at arguably the biggest freestyle competition of the season. (DEW Tour website)
FreeRide World Tour : France, Switzerland, Alaska
We are very excited to say we have full accreditation to follow Sascha Hamms progress through the stages of the FWT - A big mountain competition where some seriously gnarly stuff goes down! (Freeride World Tour website)
We are going to take a selected group of park/rail based riders Splitboarding with James Stentiford - should make for some fun footage!
France (Morzine) / Austria (Mayrhofen)
We will be hooking up with the Brits that have decided to move into the mountains regularly for the winters. We will pack our bags and venture out into the backcountry - tree runs, kickers & snowmobiles!
UK (Dry Slope & Snow Dome)
We want to include the UK based locations that have helped push the scene forward. We will look at the progression of the dry slope culture and at the rise in popularity of indoor Snow Domes.
What would a UK documentary be without visiting the beautiful Scottish highlands - we're not 100% on the right location for the film yet but it will be in there!
There aren't that many places that haven't been filmed within the world of snowboarding - we thought the derelict Winter Olympics site would be a fun place to go and see what we can find!
We want to look at the highs and lows of what it's like to be in an all UK crew. The Grindhouse boys put out regular urban based films and there is a lot more than goes into it than meets the eye, we will reveal all!
Other locations might be added (dependant on weather and budgets).
Who are we?
Project Leads - Dave Kennedy (Director & Producer), Andi Hampton (Director of Photography, Camera Op) - FMLY CRTV
Videography Team - We gathered together the most active and skilled team members we know within the scene - great at shooting and have a passion to ride! Rowan Biddescombe, Greg Lindley, Jamie Durham, Johno Verity, Jon Moy, Josh Birch, Will Nangle (and possibly more!)
Further Creative Team - We have a talented team of photographers that will join us on our adventure, then, after the filming has been done we have animators, sound designers & colour graders to help us!
Consultants - Ed BlomField (Whitelines Editor), Tristan Kennedy (Mpora), Les Seddon-Brown (Producer of 'We Ride' Snowboard Documentary), Tom Brisley (Broadcast Documentary Producer), Craig Lees (Producer, Solent TV/Productions)
Partners - Whitelines Magazine, super excited to be working closely with the UK's longest running Snowboarding magazine! Mpora is Europe's biggest action sports and adventure website, so having their knowledge on board to help us out seemed like an obvious choice!
What will we do with the money?
Creating Kickstarter campaign has always seemed like a good idea for us - with our goal set on this being for the community, by the community we thought there was no better way to get some money in the bank then crowd funding! Money will be used for....food, accommodation, insurance, ski passes, flights, ferries, visas, music rights, Olympic footage (very expensive!), memory cards.....etc!
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Risks and challenges
We have already begun with filming so that is a fear, of course, that we don't reach our goal - but we know we have an exciting community surrounding us!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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