Movies Announced for The Meeting 2009
Teton Gravity Research Movie to Play at The Sundeck
Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., August 20, 2009 – The fifth year of The Meeting presented by Audi, a gathering of top snowsports filmmakers, athletes, sponsors and media, will convene once again in Aspen, Colo. September 24-27, 2009.
For the first time in Meeting history, Teton Gravity Research's Re:Session will play at 11,212 feet at the Sundeck on the top of Aspen Mountain on Friday, September 25, 2009.
Other movies to show at this year's Meeting at the Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up in Aspen are:
"The B" by Burton – For the 2010 snowboard season, Burton is proud to present "The B." A major snowboarding motion picture showcasing the riding of Jeremy Jones, Jussi Oksanen, Nicolas Müller, Frederik Kalbermatten, Keegan Valaika, Shaun White and more. "The B" was filmed on location everywhere with good snow from Australia to Europe to Alaska, and features the quite possibly the most iconic feature ever captured on film. It's all downhill from here.
Nice Try by People – With two highly acclaimed films under their belts, the creators of We're People Too and Down With People are back with the newest release Nice Try, featuring a progressive crew of riders including fresh additions Wille Yli-Luoma, Seth Huot, Robbie Walker, Snowboarder Rookie of the Year Eiki Helgason, and TransWorld Rookie of the Year Lucas Debari. Follow the crew as they creatively destroy urban spots, find the coolest way down the highest peaks, and just send it—see the good times and good tricks as our People get after it or at least give it a Nice Try.
Get Real by Transworld Snowboarding –This raw film delivers hammering, up-close action with a diverse cast of riders shot entirely in crystal-clear HD format. From the peaks of Alaska to the streets of Minneapolis to the silent forests of Japan, Get Real takes viewers on an adventure straight to the core of modern snowboarding. Featuring Scotty Lago, Jed Anderson, Eero Niemela, Patrick McCarthy, Scott Stevens, Kyle Clancy, Mikey Rencz, Sammy Luebke, Chris Grenier, Devun Walsh, Iikka Backstrom, Bjorn Leines and Benji Richie.
Stance by JMills Ent. – This film will reexamine women's snowboarding from the inside out. Combining the most innovative and progressive female riders, including Olympic medalist Gretchen Bleiler and the Winter X Games Gold medalist, Torah Bright; Stance is already positioned as the one film everyone wants in. With the latest advances in cinematography, Stance features Gretchen Bleiler, Lisa Filzmoser, Hana Beaman, Jenny Jones, Kimmy Fasani, Raewyn Reid, and Torah Bright.
Forever by Forum – Forever documents the life and times of the Forum Team from 5 a.m. backcountry calls to midnight street sessions. Created by the makers of such highly acclaimed films as The Resistance, True Life, Video Gangs, That and Forum or Against’em, this newest release is the next chapter in Forum's everlasting legacy. Featuring athletes Peter Line, Joni Malmi, Eddie Wall, Jake Blauvelt, Pat Moore, John Jackson, Stevie Bell, Jake Welch, Nic Sauve, Daniel Ek, Niko Cioffi, Cameron Pierce, Niki Korpela and Ethan Morgan.
Re:Session by Teton Gravity Research – The award winning producers at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) present their newest 16mm and HD film, Re: Session. Follow the crew as they score in one of Alagna, Italy's deepest seasons on record. Check out forbidden powder in Poland, massive wedges in Colorado, new gap jumps in Utah and seven weeks of epic riding conditions in Alaska. The all-star roster includes TGR regulars Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Seth Morrison, Jeremy Jones, Kye Petersen, Ian McIntosh, Dana Flahr, Dylan Hood, Erik Roner, Wiley Miller, and Dash Longe rounded out with the fresh faces of Tanner Hall, Sammy Carlson and Callum Pettit.
IN DEEP by Matchstick Productions – From North America to destinations worldwide, IN DEEP will take an original look at the sport of skiing. IN DEEP features Mark Abma, Sean Pettit, Eric Hjorleifson, Daron Rahlves, Henrik Windstedt, Chris Davenport, Bobby Brown, Colby West, TJ Schiller, Mike Douglas, Ingrid Backstrom, Jacob Wester, Russ Henshaw, Henrik Harlaut, JT Holmes, Sammy Carlson, Shane McConkey and more. MSP was faced with tragedy this year when long time friend and star skier Shane McConkey died in a BASE jumping accident. This film will feature a McConkey tribute highlighting his incredible career as a pro skier.
Refresh by Level 1 – Level 1 looks back and challenges perspectives of where the sport has come from, and where it's going in their tenth-anniversary offering, Refresh. New things will never get old; fresh images of big jumps, deep powder, technical urban exploits, steep lines, and memorable terrain park action with a collection of the sport's best and brightest talent. Featuring athletes: Tom Wallisch, Wiley Miller, Tanner Rainville, Duncan Adams, Phil Casabon, Henrik Harlaut, Mike Riddle, Josh Bibby, Liam Downey, Corey Vanular, Mike Hornbeck, Stefan Thomas, Will Wesson, Adam Delorme, Ahmet Dadali, JF Houle, Arnaud Rougier, Niklas Eriksson and others.
Everyday is a Saturday by Poor Boyz Productions – Whether it's waiting for that bluebird day to come or countless training sessions before a competition, Poor Boyz aims to provide a chronicle of each process, from the mental standpoint to the prearranged state of bliss through Everyday Is A Saturday. Featured athletes: Simon Dumont, Tanner Hall, Jossi Wells, Charles Gagnier, TJ Schiller, Anthony Boronowski, Sammy Carlson, Nick Martini, Andreas Hatviet, John Spriggs, CR Johnson, Matt Walker, Brandon Kelly, Alexis Godbout and more.
Contrast by Nimbus – Skiing is about more than the latest trick and best action from the previous season. With that in mind, Nimbus Independent is proud to announce their second high definition motion picture, titled Contrast. The new film examines the difference between objects, people, concepts, color, light and the skiing of Pep Fujas, Eric Pollard, Chris Benchetler, Andy Mahre and Blake Nyman.
NEPSA Video Awards
The seventh annual NEPSA Video Awards kick off The Meeting on Thursday, September 24, at the Wheeler Opera House. The NEPSA Awards provide an opportunity for athletes and filmmakers to work together in crafting and debuting their own ski/snowboard movie while competing for a cash prize. This year's event has three themes from which participants can choose; There's no Place Like Home, Neon and Ski & the City. Participants need to RSVP by September 4, 2009 and final, edited NESPA movies are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 14, 2009.
The Meeting is the season kick-off event for industry as they view brand new ski and snowboard movies, as well as engage in private sessions with guest speakers, allowing for discussion on the state of the industry.
The D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop Fashion Show and parties surrounding the meeting will continue this year as well. A complete schedule will be announced soon.
For more information, please visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call 1-800-525-6200.
Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company's website at www.aspensnowmass.com.